Summer School, Current developments on financial crime, corruption and money laundering: European and international perspectives

The Center for Education and Lifelong Learning of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki welcomes you to the Online Summer School “Current developments on financial crime, corruption and money laundering: European and international perspectives”, a 48.9-hour online live via synchronous video conferencing, so that the participants will have the chance to interact and participate in the discussion.

Aim

The aim of the programme is the organisation of a 6-day intensive online course that 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. The classes will focus, inter alia, on 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, sanctions by the World Bank & other IFIs, offshore companies, cybermoney, corruption, asset recovery and confiscation, the developments towards an E-Evidence Regulation, tax crime etc.

The purpose of the programme is to enhance the knowledge of its participants in the relevant fields, which are taught by distinguished professors from foreign universities, professors, lecturers and doctors of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, as well as the head of criminal law unit of the European Commission. The summer school aims, apart from deepening the knowledge of the participants in its subjects, to promote the scientific dialogue between law students and young scientists from different countries of the world, with the support of professors from leading European Universities.

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.

Participant selection & Requirements

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. 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.

In order to participate to the programme, all participants must:

►have Internet access

► own an e-mail address

► basic computer skills

It is recommended that all participants have access to a camera and a microphone, though should they not be able to, a text message option will be available to facilitate their participation in our courses.

Applications are submitted online from 3/2/2021 to 30/6/2021.



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