About Summer School

Faculty of Law – University of Zagreb and University of Dubrovniktogether with Croatian Chamber of Tax Advisorsorganize the Summer School “Trends in International Taxation, which will be held at the University of Dubrovnik, from 10th to 14th September 2018.


This programme comprises a week of intensive work on scientific and practical topics, provided by professors, experienced research associates and experienced practitioners, covering the practice of important global and supranational taxation measures, critical analysis of their impacts and adjustment of cross-border tax activities.

The tax system represents an important segment for a country’s financial stability, but also for conducting justice in the society; therefore it is an important element in the harmonization of the European Union member states’ legal systems. Exceptional efforts by OECD and the European Union to increase equity through the fight against tax evasion and double taxation of entrepreneurs and individuals in the global economy have resulted in a huge number of measures, instruments and regulations over the last few years.

Additional complexity in the struggle with tax evasion is caused by a rapid change in the economy, supported by business digitalization and globalization. Modern tax systems of contemporary countries are therefore facing a major challenge of enforcing equality and fairness by taxing inventive and changing modes of operation, since international taxation instruments have been harmonized one hundred years ago. Frequent supranational normative changes complicate tax procedures, primarily for taxpayers but also for tax authorities, administration and tax advisors.

Learning objectives

The goal of the Summer School is to enable practitioners and members of the academic community to expand their knowledge about dynamic economic and tax environment, in global and European context.

Through their participation in the lectures and workshops held by well-trained teachers and practitioners, attendees will be introduced to the newest trends in international taxation, practical application of regulations and the effects of fiscal policy on international business, national legislation, investment and taxpayer behaviour. Participants will be able to deepen their knowledge through discussions and workshops.

After successfully completing the programme, participants will be able to:

  • understand the global context of dynamic changes in economy and taxation,
  • disclose instruments of international taxation in order to understand their structure and individual effects,
  • distinguish and understand the context of an integrated tax system,
  • select and use the most important tax measures and instruments in tasks about newly emerging situations,
  • identify the supranational and national tax policy measures that relate to specific situations.

Field of study- International taxation

Who should attend?

The main participants’ target groups are tax advisors, tax administrations, in-house tax professionals, students, lawyers, young practitioners, academics and other tax practitioners who need to acquire an understanding of the trends in global economy and taxation.

Level and prerequisites

This is an pre-intermediate and intermediate course with lectures and workshops that will explore specific issues on international taxation more detailed. No advance preparation is required but prior knowledge about taxation is advised.

Interactive Working Sessions

The Summer School programme consist of dynamic lectures and afternoon interactive workshops held by leading academics, tax advisors and top managers, in order to achieve a comprehensive insight on such a complex topic. Experienced tax practitioners will bring tax theory to life in lectures and workshops, encouraging participants to discuss and analyse case studies. Postgraduate students will be given the opportunity to present their work on the topics of reference. To safeguard the interactive nature of working sessions and enable active discussions within lectures, workshops and presentations the programme is limited to approximately 30 students in order to ensure high quality. Early registration is therefore recommended.

Continuing Professional Education

Renowned partners from the business community support the programme. This year co-organizer is Croatian Chamber of Tax Advisors.

Tuition and registration details

The participation fee for the full programme amounts to HRK 6000 + VAT (1000 Euro). The  fee covers participation in the course, all course materials, lunch, coffee/tea and refreshments, sightseeing (Old town and Srđ), Excursion to Ston and Peljesac Peninsula and two dinners (on Monday 10th andFriday 14th  September 2018). The costs of accommodation and transport are not covered.

Full-time students and students employed as teaching and/or research assistants at university may apply for a “waiver”.  There are many options for discounts.

Please find further details on the application process, fees, waiver procedure and discounts at  https://www.unidu.hr/registration-payment/

If you need assistance according the accommodation, please indicate this on the online application form.

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