Summer School on European Union Law, Corfu Island 2023
The 5th ‘Summer School on European Union Law, Corfu Island’ will be organised in Corfu on 24-28 July 2023. Applications are open until 10 June 2023.
WHAT IS IT
European Union Law
in Corfu Island
The Summer School is yearly organised, since 2017, in Corfu by the European Law Masters Alumni Association of the Law School of Athens (ELMAA) , in collaboration with the Ionian University of Corfu and the Corfu Bar Association. This year, it covers the preliminary references by national courts before the European Court of Justice. 10 professors coming from the European Court of Justice, the Commission’s Legal Service and European universities and law firms will offer their insight to aprox. 40 participants coming from all over Europe and abroad. The Corfu Summer School is also, since this year, affiliated with the ‘Capri School of European Procedural Law’ and they both offer a preferential rate for those attending both Schools.
The 5 days of the Summer School
Courses on EU law
Courses are held in English every morning from 10:00 to 13:30 at the premises of the Ionian University.
Meeting other jurists
Participants get to meet colleagues from different countries during the courses, the Summer School's activities, and the daily dinners offered by the Summer School's organisation.
Accommodation is provided from Sunday 23 to Saturday 29 July at the Sunset Hotel Corfu, located nearby the city centre (5 minutes by car). Transportation by bus to the lectures and all activities will be provided.
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Exploring the island
In afternoons, participants have free time to discover the beauties of Corfu island. 3 beach days, 1 folklore dance night in a Corfiot village, and 1 guide tour will be organised by the Summer School's organising team.
Tour of the city
A tour by a professional guide at the historical sites of the city and a presentation of the European history of the island is offered to the participants.
European Union Law
Corfu Island, Greece
24 – 28 July 2023
The Summer School’s Opening Ceremony will be held at the event hall of the Corfu Bar Association. This year’s main speaker will be the former President of the European Court of Justice Vassilios Skouris.
Discussions with the Summer School's professors
Participants get the chance to meet in person and discuss with judges at the European Court of Justice, civil servants of the EU institutions and professors at European universities.
In between classes, participants take a 30 minutes coffee break to rest, discuss and enjoy a beverage and snacks.
At the end of every of the 5 days of the Summer School, participants and professors dine altogether in restaurants around the city of Corfu.
Applications are open until 10 June 2023. You can apply by filling out the application form (find it here). You can find all essential information below and in case you have any further question do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Participation fee: The fee is 450 Euros and includes:
1) accommodation at the Sunset Hotel Corfu from Sunday 23 to Saturday 29 July in double rooms (6 nights),
2) breakfast at the hotel,
3) coffee-breaks between courses,
4) transportation by bus to the Ionian University (where courses are being held) and to the places where the Summer School’s social activities will take place
i. opening ceremony in the evening of Monday 24.7
ii. 3 beach days in the afternoons of Tuesday 25.7, Thursday 27.7 and Friday 28.7
iii. 1 guide tour day at Achillion Palace and in Corfu Town in the afternoon and evening of
iv. 1 folklore dance night in a village of Corfu island on Tuesday 25.7
5) the Summer School’s material and
6) dinners from Monday 24 to Friday 28 July.
Reduced rates: A rate of 400 Euros applies to a) financially up-to-date members of ELMAA and b) applicants who apply and are accepted by both Corfu Summer School and Capri School (see below).
You can also apply for a fee of 100 Euros if you do not opt for the above services (you will only receive the Summer School’s material and enjoy our coffee-breaks).
Selection criteria: Applicants will be selected on a ‘first come, first served’ basis in conjuction with a quality assessment of their application. For that reason, applicants will be selected on a rolling basis and will be informed of the status of their application within max. 2 weeks after the latter’s submission.
Affiliation with the Capri School of European Procedural Law: From this year onwards, our Summer School is proudly collaborating with the School organised in Capri and Naples by the Capri School of European Procedural Law from 29 May to 1 June 2023.
Working in synergy, and with the aim of providing complementary knowledge of EU law, the two summer schools are coordinating their subjects, Capri School being dedicated on procedural aspects of EU law, while Corfu Summer School on its substantial aspects, and are offering a preferential rate for those attending both schools. You can find more information on the Capri School here and you can download their information leaflet here.
Vassilios Skouris, Former President of the European Court of Justice (2003 – 2015), Emeritus Professor of the Law School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.
Roberto Mastroianni (tbc), Judge at the General Court of the European Union and EU law professor at the University of Naples.
Anastasia Iliopoulou-Penot, Professor of Public Law at University Panthéon-Assas (Paris II).
Antonios Bouchagiar, Member of the Legal Service of the European Commission and Professor at Brussels School of Competition.
Konstantinos Papadiamantis, Partner at Potamitis Vekris Law Firm.
Georgia Kelepouri, lawyer, PhD candidate at the Law School of Athens.
Maciej Szpunar, First Advocate General at the European Court of Justice and Professor of Law at the University of Silesia in Katowice.
Vasilios Christianos, Emeritus professor of EU law at the Law School of Athens and Member of the Board of Trustees of the Academy of European Law (ERA), Trier.
Werner Haslehner, Professor at University of Luxembourg, ATOZ Chair for European and International Taxation.
Maria Kanellopoulou – Boti, Professor at School of Information Science of the Ionian University (Corfu) and editor of the Ionian Law Review.
Manolis Perakis, Associate Professor of EU Law at Law School of Athens.
Alexandros Politis, lawyer, visiting lecturer at College of Europe (Bruges), PhD candidate at University of Luxembourg.
Draft programme (to be regularly updated)
of the Summer School’s academic activities (see above for social activities)
The national courts’ preliminary references before the Court of Justice of the European Union
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