ANNOUNCEMENT OF CERTIFICATE PROGRAM: Summer School “Current developments on financial crime, corruption and money laundering: European and international perspectives”




Summer School

“Current developments on financial crime, corruption and money laundering: European and international perspectives”

The Research Institute for Transparency, Corruption and Financial Crime, Faculty of Law -Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (, through the Center for Education and Lifelong Learning of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, will host an intensive 8-day summer school on current 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 summer school will focus on ongoing developments regarding key issues in combating international fraud, corruption and money laundering, international and European anti-fraud mechanisms and procedures, etc. Current developments to be discussed will include, inter alia, the recent Directive on fraud against the EU financial interests, the Regulation on the European Public Prosecutor's Office, the Anti-Money Laundering Directive, which recently came into force, asset recovery and confiscation, offshore companies, corruption, etc.

Speakers include:

  • Prof. Lorena Bachmaier Winter (Univ. Complutense)
  • Prof. Pedro Caeiro (Univ. of Coimbra)
  • Lecturer Konstantinos Chatzikostas (AUTH)
  • Dr. jur. Nikos Chatzinikolaou (AUTH)
  • Dr. jur. Peter Csonka (EU Commission, Head of Unit Criminal Law)
  • Prof. Thomas Elholm (Univ. of Kopenhagen)
  • Dr. jur. Athina Giannakoula (AUTH)
  • Ass. Prof. Ioannis Iglezakis (AUTH)
  • Prof. Maria Kaiafa-Gbandi (AUTH)
  • Prof. Valsamis Mitsilegas (Queen Mary Univ.)
  • Dr. jur. Yiannis Naziris (AUTH)
  • Assist. Prof. Theodoros Papakyriakou (AUTH)
  • Prof. Helmut Satzger (LMU)
  • Assist. Prof. Aikaterini Savvaidou (AUTH)
  • Ass. Prof. Anastasios Valtoudis (AUTH)


Topics to be taught fall within the following areas:

  • Introduction to EU Criminal Law
  • The EU institutional framework on organised crime and its significance for combating financial crime, corruption and money laundering
  • Financial crime: EU perspectives and national problems –the example of Denmark
  • Financial crime and liability of legal persons
  • Corruption in the public and private sector: international and European perspectives
  • Fraud against the financial interests of the EU
  • Criminal penalties with regard to natural persons for fraud and fraud related offences
  • Judicial Cooperation in the EU and the EPPO
  • Combating fraud against the financial interests of the EU - procedural and institutional aspects
  • Asset recovery and confiscation
  • Offshore companies and financial crime: substantive and procedural issues
  • Money laundering: International and EU perspectives
  • Data protection issues related to the prevention of money laundering
  • Criminal liability for self-money laundering
  • EU as a global actor in the field of financial crime
  • Fighting economic crime in a transnational setting: European procedure, judicial cooperation and cross-border evidence
  • Fighting tax (and other financial) crime: principles and tools
  • Validity of contracts formulated under corruption and respective civil liability


The detailed program will be available at the end of January.

Upon completion of the seminar, participants will be awarded a Certificate of participation with ECTS credits.


3-11 July 2019.


In Thessaloniki, the second largest city in Greece, which is renowned for its university, festivals, events, and vibrant cultural life.

Who can apply?

This summer school aims at law students (currently enrolled in universities outside of Greece), 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.

All courses are taught in English. 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.

How can I apply?

Applications are submitted online. The application form is available here.

The application deadline is 30 April 2019.

Course fees

The tuition fee for the 2019 session is € 350. It includes tuition, course materials, the certificate of attendance and participation in the farewell event. A special "early bird" fee of € 300 is offered to all participants who register before 15 March 2019.


The participants will receive a certificate of participation after completion of the program. 3,5 ECTS credits are awarded upon successful participation in the final written examination.

For any questions, please contact us via e-mail:

Director of the Programme

Prof. M. Kaiafa-Gbandi

Διάρκεια υλοποίησης προγράμματος
Τετάρτη, Ιούλιος 3, 2019
Πέμπτη, Ιούλιος 11, 2019
Ημερομηνίες υποβολής αιτήσεων: 
Πέμπτη, Δεκέμβριος 27, 2018 to Τρίτη, Απρίλιος 30, 2019