Thessaloniki, Greece

Recent Developments on Financial Crime, Corruption and Money Laundering

blended course
when 4 July 2022 - 9 July 2022
language English
duration 1 week
credits 3.5 EC
fee EUR 350

*The summer school will be delivered in a hybrid format, with the option to attend online or in person*

The Research Institute for Transparency, Corruption and Financial Crime (RITCFC), Faculty of Law -Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh), through the Center for Education and Lifelong Learning of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, will host an intensive 6-day summer school on recent developments in the fields of financial crime, corruption and money laundering at a national, European and international level, for participants who wish to advance their knowledge in the area.

The 6-day intensive courses will focus on ongoing developments of key issues in combating international fraud, corruption and money laundering, international and European anti-fraud mechanisms and procedures, etc.

Recent developments to be discussed will include, inter alia, the directive on fraud against the EU financial interests, the Regulation on the European Public Prosecutor’s Office, the Criminal Law Anti-Money Laundering Directive, offshore companies, cyber money, corruption, asset recovery and confiscation, the developments towards an E-Evidence Regulation, tax crime etc.

The summer school will be delivered in a hybrid format, with the option to attend in person or online, taught with the help of a simultaneous teleconferencing system, so that the participants will have the chance to interact and participate in the discussion.

For more information please visit our website.

Course leader

Maria Kaiafa-Gbandi, Professor of Law School, AUTh, Director of the RITCFC, Founding Member of the European Criminal Policy Initiative (ECPI), Nominated Member of the Expert Group of the EU Commission on European Criminal Policy (since 2015).

Target group

This summer school aims at law students, young graduates and professionals with a background in law. Applicants with a background in other disciplines that are relevant to the theme of the summer school will be considered as well.
Requirements:
► Internet access
► Personal e-mail
► Basic computer skills
► Although applicants are not required to present an official certificate of language proficiency, they need to be fluent in English, so that they can follow the courses and interact with fellow students.

Course aim

The 6-day intensive courses will focus on ongoing developments of key issues in combating international fraud, corruption and money laundering, international and European anti-fraud mechanisms and procedures, etc.

Objectives

The subjects that are taught in the summer school, are of remarkable interest, as they specialise in top issues in the field of financial crime, corruption and money laundering. At the same time, these are topics that have undergone significant developments in recent years. These developments have resulted from the adoption of acts at European Union level (new EU Financial Interest Fraud Directive, new European Public Prosecutor’s Office Regulation, 5th and 6th Anti-Money Laundering Directive), but also from the emergence of new ways and means of committing crimes in the fields of financial crime, corruption and money laundering (bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, offshore companies etc.). The enhancement of the knowledge of students (undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral) and young scientists (young professionals, doctoral and postdoctoral researchers) in the field of legal science and other scientific fields related to these developments serves the promotion of lifelong learning.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the course, participants will have knowledge of key issues in combating international fraud, corruption and money laundering, international and European anti-fraud mechanisms and procedures, etc.

Credits info

3.5 EC
Upon successful completion of the course, participants will be awarded a Certificate of Completion (3.5 ECTS).

For the successful completion of the programme, the participants should:

A) have attended all the teaching units. Absences may not exceed 10% of the scheduled training hours.

B) have passed the 2-hour written exams

C) have paid all the tuition fees before the commencement of the programme

Participants, who have attended but not completed successfully, will be awarded a Certificate of Attendance.

Fee info

EUR 350: IN PERSON: The tuition fee for the 2022 in person session is € 350. It includes tuition, course materials, certificate of attendance, breakfast snacks and light lunch during lecture breaks, and participation in the farewell event.

ONLINE: The tuition fee for the 2022 online session is € 300. It includes tuition, course materials and the certificate of attendance.
EUR 300: DISCOUNT: A special “early bird” fee is offered to all participants who register before June 15th, 2022
IN PERSON “early bird” fee: € 300.
ONLINE: “early bird” fee: € 250.