Intensive Summer Course on „AMLA and EU financial agencies“

Salzburg – 1-5 July 2024

EU financial agencies have been blossoming in recent years, and there is soon going to be yet another, new agency, the Anti-Money Laundering Authority (AMLA).

This trend, which started with the creation of the European System of Financial Supervision (ESFS) in 2010, raises numerous legal issues. As the three European Supervisory Agencies, e.g. the European Banking Authority, the European Securities and Markets Authority and the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority, and the Single Resolution Board, operate, new questions regarding inter alia the limitations stemming from the Meroni doctrine, multilevel cooperation, or judicial control have become prominent and have given rise to a lot of case law. The soon to be established AMLA in turn raises a series of novel questions, for it is arguably the most original one of the EU financial agencies.

Taught both by academics working in this field and practitioners from relevant public authorities, both at national and at EU level, this course, organised in the framework of the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence EUCHALLENGES, offers an up-to-date account of these vibrant developments.

The course extends over one week. Between 1 and 5 July 2024, each day there will be several sessions on fundamental and topical questions related to the EU financial agencies and AMLA. It is open for up to 40 participants who will be selected based on their academic/professional merit. The course is free of charge, participants bear their own expenses.


Programme (subject to modifications)

Monday, 1 July 2024: Introducing and debating EU (financial) agencies (1)

  • Session 1 (morning): Introduction to the course and on EU agencies/agencification in the financial domain – Diane Fromage (Univ. of Salzburg)
  • Session 2 (morning): Meroni – Jakub Kerlin (SRB)
  • Session 3 (afternoon): ESAs and their relationships to other EU agencies and institutions – Raffaele D’Ambrosio (Banca d’Italia)

Tuesday, 2 July 2024: Introducing and debating EU (financial) agencies (2)

  • Session 1 (morning): Control by EP, Council and COM of delegated powers to agencies – Daniela Quelhas (BNP Paribas)
  • Session 2 (morning): Judicial control – Judicaël Etienne (European Parliament)
  • Session 3 (afternoon): Boards of appeal – Luís Morais (University of Lisbon)

Wednesday, 3 July 2024: AMLA (1)

  • Session 1 (morning): Choosing AMLA’s seat – Jonathan Bauerschmidt (Council of the EU)
  • Session 2 (morning): Institutional aspects: structure, multilevel cooperation between EU and national levels –Jean-Christophe Cabotte (ACPR, tbc)
  • Session 3 (afternoon): Powers and functions – Enrica Consigliere (Banca d’Italia)

Thursday, 4 July 2024: AMLA (2)

  • Session 1 (morning): Relationship with NCAs, FIUs and EU institutions – Andreas Schirk (FMA)
  • Session 2 (morning): Relationship and comparison with SSM – Daniel Segoin (ECB)
  • Session 3 (afternoon): Data protection – Silvia Allegrezza (Univ.of Luxembourg)

Friday, 5 July 2024: Reflecting on EU financial agencies so far and in the future

  • Panel on supervision and regulation in the EU financial domain to date

Matthias Kottmann (Redeker Sellner Dahs, Berlin), Daniela Jaros (FMA), Jonathan Overett Somnier (EBA, tbc), Niahm Moloney (LSE)

  • Keynote speech The agencification phenomenon in this area of EU integration and beyond and future perspectives

Alberto de Gregorio Merino (European Commission)


How to apply

 Required documents:

  • Curriculum vitae (three pages maximum, Times New Roman, 12 pt., 1.5 line-spacing)
  • Motivation letter (one page maximum)
  • For doctoral students and young professionals (3 years of (postdoctoral) experience): letter of recommendation from supervisor or employer

To be submitted to Ms. Melanie Rieger () by Friday, 31 March 2024.

Applicants will be informed of our decision by Friday, 26 April 2024.