Summer School, Corfu Island 2024 – ‘EU Law in times of crisis’

The 6th Summer School on European Union Law will be organised in Corfu Island on 22-26 July 2024.  

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 topic of ‘EU Law in times of crisis’. More than 10 professors coming from the European Court of Justice, the other EU institutions, European universities and law firms will offer their insight to aprox. 50 participants coming from all over Europe and abroad. 

Professors

Ioannis Sarmas. He has served as President of the Greek Court of Auditors, interim Prime Minister of Greece and Judge at the European Court of Auditors.

Sacha Prechal, Judge at the Court of Justice of the European Union (the Netherlands) and visiting professor at Utrecht University.

Takis Tridimas, EU Law professor at King’s College London, Director of the KCL’s Centre of European Law, Visiting professor at College of Europe (Bruges).

 

Violeta Moreno-Lax, Professor at Queen Mary University of London and visiting professor at College of Europe (Bruges). 

Revekka – Emmanouela Papadopoulou, Associate professor of EU Law at the Law School of Athens.

Gian Marco Galletti, référendaire at the Court of Justice of the European Union, cabinet of Advocate General Priit Pikamäe, and visiting professor at University of Luxembourg.

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. 

 

Roberto Mastroianni, Judge at the General Court of the European Union (Italy) and EU law professor at the University of Naples – Federico II.

Sacha Garben, EU Law professor at College of Europe (Bruges) and replacement Judge at the Amsterdam Court of Appeal.

 

Leo Flynn, Legal Director of the AIDE team (State Aid) at the Legal Service of the European Commission and visiting professor at the Centre for European Law of King’s College London.

Margarita Louiza Karydi, Head of Compliance and Governance Division at the European Central Bank (ECB).

Alexandros Politis, lawyer, visiting lecturer at College of Europe (Bruges) and PhD candidate at University of Luxembourg

Georgia Kelepouri, lawyer, PhD candidate at the Law School of Athens

Programme

Academic programme

(for the social activities, see below)

 

MAIN SUBJECT

EU Law in times of crisis

 

For more information, you can download the information booklet of the Summer School 2024, the general presentation of the Summer School and visit our Instagram page!

 

Overview

The 5 days of the Summer School

Courses on EU law
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
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
Accommodation

Accommodation is provided from Sunday 21 to Saturday 27 July at the Sunset Hotel Corfu, located nearby the city centre (10 minutes by bus). Transportation by bus to the lectures and all activities will be provided.

Visit our Instagram account for all updates on the upcoming Summer School (elmaa.athens) and scroll through its previous versions here.

Exploring the island
Exploring the island

In afternoons, participants have free time to discover the beauties of Corfu island. 2 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
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

   22 – 26 July 2024

5 days

10 professors

50 participants

Opening ceremony
Opening ceremony

The Summer School’s Opening Ceremony will be held at the event hall of the Corfu Bar Association. 

Discussions with the Summer School's professors
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.

Coffee breaks
Coffee breaks

In between classes, participants take a 30 minutes coffee break to rest, discuss and enjoy a beverage and snacks.

Meals at restaurants
Meals at restaurants

Each of the 5 days of the Summer School, participants and professors eat altogether in restaurants around the city of Corfu.

Sponsors of the Summer School

A brief presentation

Christianos & Partners Law Firm

The Firm is one of the constant sponsors of the Summer School since its conception. It was established by Professor Vassilios Christianos in 2002 and constitutes a boutique law firm specialising in EU law litigation. It has significant experience in defending cases before the General Court of the EU, the Court of Justice and the former Civil Service Tribunal, where it has represented natural and legal persons, the Hellenic Republic and EU agencies in more than 100 cases covering a wide spectrum of EU law fields, such as free movement, competition, state aids, public procurement and staff regulations. It also litigates before the Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg as well as national courts, where aspects of EU law are raised.

Planet S.A.

PLANET is a leading European consulting services group with a long-standing presence in the international and Greek market. Since 1987, PLANET has been providing a wide range of services in the fields of Strategic & Financial Consulting, Management, Development, Information, Communication and Innovation Technologies, Infrastructure Project Management and Supervision. With subsidiaries and branch offices in 15 countries in Europe, Asia and Africa, PLANET supports the public and private sectors in all segments of the those countries’ economy, offering integrated services of high quality and added value through a wide network of experienced and specialized executives and experts.

 

Port Authority of Corfu

The Corfu Port Authority S.A. (O.L.KE. S.A.) is a Public Limited Company with the Greek State as its sole shareholder. O.L.KE. S.A. manages the port of Corfu, the three ports of Paxos Island, the ports of Othoni and Erikoussa Islands, and a significant part of the sea front of Corfu town. The main mission of the O.L.KE. and its main source of income is the operation of the port of Corfu, which is the main gateway to the island for both people and goods.

Kontokali Bay Resort & Spa

Kontokali Bay Resort & Spa will generously offer a meal to all participants of the Summer School. It belongs to the Voulgaris Hospitality Group and it is one of the most luxurius resorts in Corfu Island. Offering a wealth of accommodation options, top-notch amenities, recreational and wellness facilities, diverse and delicious dining proposals, innovative services and inspiring experiences, this prominent hotel near Corfu town affords visitors a truly unforgettable stay.

Adapa Greece - Komotini

The company belongs to the ‘adapa Group’. It specialises in innovative, high-quality and customised high-barrier packaging solutions for the food, tobacco, hygiene and pharmaceutical industries. With its integrated value chain from sourcing of raw materials, extrusion to printing and converting, it is one of the leading companies in the industry in Europe.

Yepso!

Yepso! is a well-established training centre in Spain, which prepares candidates to pursue an EU career at EU institutions. With Yepso!’s Methodology, the candidates a) acquire a profound knowledge about working in the EU institutions, b) immerse themselves in the culture of the EU institutions. We will tell you what does not appear in books, c) develop the critical set of competencies they need to overcome the EPSO training itinerary and d) master the EPSO competition tests.

Rotary Club of Kerkyra

Rotary Club of Kerkyra has been a constant supporter of the Summer School since its conception. It was established in 1962 and since then it offers charities to the soceity of Corfu and to communities around the globe. Rotarians are volunteers providing their personal time, knowledge and funds, to realize programs affecting the lives of people, by fostering peace, fighting disease, improving hygiene conditions, protecting the environment, and promoting literacy.

Dryllerakis & Associates Law Firm

Dryllerakis & Associates is established in Athens and is among the most reknowned law firms of Greece specialised in Corporate Law and M&As, Tax Law and Competition Law, offering a boutique operation. They have a strong litigation and arbitration team, with a long-standing experience before all Greek courts (including the Supreme Courts), as well as with an extensive involvement in local and international arbitrations.

Application procedure

Applications will be open until all places are booked (see selection criteria below) [update: all places have now been filled; we hope though that we will receive your application next year]. You can apply by filling out the application form (find it here). You can find all essential information about this year Summer School’s on this webpage, and on the Summer School in general here. In case you have any further question do not hesitate to contact us at info@elmaa.eu.

 

Participation fee: The fee is 500 Euros and includes:

1) accommodation at the Sunset Hotel Corfu from Sunday 21 to Saturday 27 July (6 nights) in double rooms (to be shared with another participant of the Summer School),

2) daily breakfast at the hotel,

3) daily coffee-breaks between courses,

4) daily 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, namely (the exact day of each activity might change):

i. opening ceremony in the evening of Monday 22.7

ii. 2 beach days in the afternoons of Tuesday 23.7 and Thursday 25.7

iii. 1 guide tour in Corfu Town in the evening of Wednesday 26.7

iv.  1 folklore dance night in a village of Corfu island on Friday  27.7

5) the Summer School’s material and

6) one meal each day at a restaurant from Monday 22 to Thursday 26 July included.

*Therefore, it does not include your travel expenses to and from Corfu.

Cancellation of participation is possible until 1 May 2024 (return of 80% of the fee). Any fee already paid will not be returned after that day.

 

Reduced rates: A rate of 450 Euros applies to applicants who also have already or will participate in the Capri School of European Procedural Law (see below). 

You can also apply for a fee of 100 Euros if you are only interested in participating in the Summer School without accommodation and nutrition (you will only receive the Summer School’s material and enjoy our coffee-breaks).

 

Selection criteria: Applicants will be selected on a ‘first comefirst served’ basis in conjunction 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. 20 days after the latter’s submission. Once all places are booked, we will announce the closure of the application procedure. We warmly welcome applications from young (trainee) lawyers, LLM and (post) doctoral students, while also keeping a certain number of places for motivated undergraduate students.

Affiliation with the Capri School of European Procedural Law: Since last year, our Summer School is proudly collaborating with the School organised in Capri and Naples by the Capri School of European Procedural Law.

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 about the Capri School here.