We are pleased to announce that the Fifth International Law Summer Course will be hosted by our Foundation at the Law Faculty of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (“Constantopoulos Hall”, [Hall 112]) from 26 June to 6 July 2019  and will have as its general theme:

“International Economic Relations and the Law: the World Economic System in Crisis”

At a time in which the world’s economic system is being challenged with regard to its operative effectiveness and institutional representativeness, our Foundation’s Fifth International Law Summer Courses entitled “International Economic Relations and the Law: the World Economic System in Crisis” will investigate a number of the principal causes and effects which seem to drive contemporary international economic State relations to disruption.

An international faculty of eminent academics and experts in the field will analyze and discuss from a legal (and political) point of view various aspects and issues of the above general theme including: the Multilateral Trading System, China’s Role in the World Trading System, the European Union as a Leading Power in the World Economy, International Investments and Financing for Development, the Global Debt Issue and Sovereign Debt Crises, as well as International Financial Institutions and their impact on Human Rights. Participating students will also be trained in conducting multilateral negotiations and will participate at the end of the courses in a simulation case.

So far, among our eminent international faculty, the following academics and experts have confirmed their participation:

LEBULLENGER Joël (keynote speach), Professor Emeritus of Public Law at Rennes1 University, Jean Monnet Chair in European Union Law

European conventional initiatives in response to the crisis of multilateralism in the Asia-Pacific region

WAN Meng, Professor and Founding Dean, School of Law of Beijing Foreign Studies University, Managing Director of Beijing International Law Society, Former President at Wuhan Maritime Court, Former Judge and Head of Commercial Division at Hubei High Court of Justice, China

China’s role in the world trading system

STANGOS Petros, Professor of EU Law and European Law of Human Rights (Jean Monnet Chair) at the Faculty of Law, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Member and former Vice President of the European Committee of Social Rights, Council of Europe (2013-2016)

GLAVINIS Panayotis, Assoc. Professor of International Economic Law, Director of the LLM “International and European Legal Studies” at the Faculty of Law, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Former Legal Counsel to the Prime Minister of Greece (2011-2012)

The multilateral trading system in crisis

MARCHAIS Bertrand, Assoc. Professor of Law and Finance, Academic Director of the MSc “Management of Public Policies” at Audencia Business School of Nantes, France, Former Official of MIGA (World Bank Group), European Investment Bank and West African Development Bank

Financing for Development

PAVLIDIS Georgios, Asst. Professor of International and European Economic Law at the Faculty of Law, Neapolis University of Pafos (Cyprus), PhD University of Geneva & Phd University of Paris 1 (Panthéon-Sorbonne)

The Global Debt Issue

TSAOUSSI Aspasia, Tenured Assistant Professor of Sociology of Law and Law and Economics, Faculty of Law, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Accredited Mediator (CIArb), experienced in training executives from public and private sector in Negotiation and Conflict Management

IOANNIDIS Michael, Senior Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg, Lecturer, Goethe University Frankfurt, Legal Counsel, European Central Bank, Frankfurt, former Senior Legal Counsel, European Stability Mechanism, Luxembourg

The roles of ESM and ECB in the Eurozone crisis management

KOUTOGLIDOU Alexandra, Legal officer, Dispute Settlement and Legal Aspects of Trade Policy, DG TRADE, European Commission, Brussels, holder of a PhD on International Investment Law, Faculty of Law, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

The European Union as a global trade and investment leader

CHASSAPIS-TASSINIS Orfeas, WM Tapp Scholar and PhD Researcher at Gonville and Caius College, University of Cambridge; Graduate Teaching Assistant at the Faculty of Law; Research Assistant at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law (Dr. Sarah Nouwen); NYU LLM (Jerome Lipper Prize)

International Financial Institutions and Human Rights

IFTIME Emanuela, Assistant at the Faculty of Law of Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, holder of a PhD on International Trade Law, Notary Public at Bucecea, Romania

The Romanian Debt under the Ceausescu Era and today

ANDREADIS Elias, BA (Law), LLM (International Law), PhD candidate (Faculty of Law, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki), Attorney-at-Law (Thessaloniki Bar Association)

Seminar: Argentina’s ICSID Arbitration Saga

KARNOUTSOS Ioannis, BA (International and European Studies), BA (Law), LLM (International Law), PhD candidate (Faculty of Law, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Seminar: China’s One Belt One Road Initiative



The 2019 summer courses will be held from 26 June to 6 July 2019 and the venue is

Faculty of Law of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Aristotle University Camp,  54124

“Constantopoulos’ Hall” (Hall 112), Faculty of Law, first floor.

Participants will have access to the library of the Faculty of Law of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and will be invited to prepare a research paper to be published, according to merit, in our site.


For more information regarding applications please visit our website: http://www.koufafoundation.org/apply/

A. Early-bird application: Candidates applying until 31 Mars 2019 will get a reduced application fee of 250€.They will be notified on their admission and any decision on scholarship requests via e-mail until 10 April 2019. They will need to pay the application fee until 20 April 2019.




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