ISLAMIC FINANCE IN EUROPE
المالية الإسلامية في أوروبا
Tools for the development of a plural financial system
Rome, 30 June - 1 July 2011
During the last decade, Islamic Finance has grown constantly at the remarkable rate of 10-15% per year.
At present, with over 600 Islamic financial institutions in the world and assets estimated at over 2 trillion USD, the Islamic financial market constitutes an attractive area of investment for European bankers and economic operators. At the same time, it represents a fascinating topic of study for researchers and students, involving a variety of issues, from comparative law and risk management to alternative techniques of financial intermediation in the global economy.
The fundamental aim of the initiative is to provide participants with proper tools to understand the present evolution of Islamic Finance in relation to the EU market both from an economic and legal standpoints, according to a multidisciplinary approach. At the same time, Islamic Finance will be inserted in the broader recipient of contemporary globalization, highlighting: - the process of hybridization of economic and legal structures, as a result of the meeting between foreign cultures and the West, - and the attempt to meet the needs of a changing world, where developed and developing economies are facing new challenges. The Summer School is addressed to interpret Islamic Finance in the context of an emergent plural financial system at a global stage, where new ethical demands affect the request for renovated economic development.
The Summer School takes place in the centre of Rome, at the Istituto Luigi Sturzo, Via delle Coppelle 35, near the Pantheon and Navona Square.
WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE
The Summer School is addressed both to practitioners (bankers, lawyers, economic advisors, members of NGOs...) and to students and researchers in Economics, Law, Finance, International and Political Studies.
All the lessons and the discussion panel are held in English. No translation service is provided.
CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE
All the participants will receive a certificate of attendance issued by CEIS - Tor Vergata. Under demand, the Summer School will also provide students with 3 ECTS, after a 10 page paper is submitted.