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EUCOTAX-Programme

Since 1997 our In­sti­tute is part of the EU­CO­TAX-­group, a net­work con­sist­ing of the tax law in­sti­tutes of uni­versit­ies in Paris (Panthéon-Sor­bonne), Bar­celona (Uni­versitat de Bar­celona), Uppsala (Uppsala Uni­versitet), Til­burg (Til­burg Uni­versity), Leuven (Kath­olieke Uni­versiteit Leuven), Wash­ing­ton DC (Geor­getown Uni­versity), Bud­apest (Corvinus Uni­versity), Rome (LUISS Guido Carli), Osnabrück (Uni­versität Osnabrück), Lodz (Uni­versity of Lodz), Warsaw (Uni­versitas Var­so­vi­en­sis), Zürich (Uni­versität Zürich), Ed­in­burgh (Uni­versity of Ed­in­burgh), Valen­ica (Uni­versitat de Valen­cia) and Vi­enna (WU).

Within the EU­CO­TAX-­group the par­ti­cip­at­ing tax law in­sti­tutes define and carry out re­search pro­jects on cur­rent tax top­ics.

At the yearly EU­CO­TAX Win­ter­course work­shops are offered where stu­dents work with col­leagues from other uni­versit­ies and com­pare the legal situ­ations in their home coun­tries and draft a re­port on their find­ings. The so called “Open Con­fer­ence” and the “EY Lec­ture” provide ad­di­tional in­put on the topic. Each year the Win­ter­course has a dif­fer­ent main topic and six sub­top­ics, each of them dealt with in one of the six work­shops. This provides an ideal op­por­tun­ity to work in­tensely in Eng­lish on an ex­cit­ing topic, to dis­cuss with re­search­ers from 15 other uni­versit­ies and to es­tab­lish con­tacts on an in­ter­na­tional level.

The par­ti­cipants to the EU­CO­TAX Win­ter­course are se­lec­ted in a com­pet­it­ive pro­cess at each of the mem­ber uni­versit­ies and they re­ceive a spe­cial train­ing to pre­pare them for this event. Each sum­mer term we in­vite stu­dents to ap­ply to write one of the six top­ics (bach­elor or mas­ter level) and par­ti­cip­ate in the EU­CO­TAX pro­gram as of­fi­cial rep­res­ent­at­ives of WU Vi­enna. As the bach­elor and mas­ter theses are to be writ­ten in Eng­lish spe­cial sup­port is given for this pur­pose.

EU­CO­TAX Win­ter­course 2016

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The sub­ject area is 'The European Har­mon­iz­a­tion of Tax Law' and each year a dif­fer­ent theme is ex­plored and stud­ied.

The 'Po­ten­tial Im­pact of BEPS on Tax Sys­tems' was the topic for the EU­CO­TAX Win­ter­course 2016, held at WU Vi­enna and hos­ted by the In­sti­tute for Aus­trian and In­ter­na­tional Tax Law, WU.

The first Win­ter­course was held in Til­burg, the Neth­er­lands in 1993 by the uni­versit­ies of Ham­burg, Paris and Til­burg. Vi­enna joined the EU­CO­TAX-net­work dur­ing the 1998-­course. Be­cause of the pro­gram's suc­cess, the num­ber of par­ti­cip­at­ing uni­versit­ies has been ex­ten­ded to now be­ing 15 Uni­versit­ies. Ul­timately, the par­ti­cipants' in­ten­tion is to cover the entire European Union which needs a gradual ex­ten­sion of the num­ber of par­ti­cip­at­ing coun­tries.

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EUCOTAX-Programm des Studienjahrs 2017/18
EUCOTAX-Programm des Studienjahrs 2017/18
EUCOTAX-Programm des Studienjahrs 2016/2017
EUCOTAX-Programm des Studienjahrs 2016/2017
EUCOTAX-Programm des Studienjahrs 2015/2016 (Wien)
EUCOTAX-Programm des Studienjahrs 2015/2016 (Wien)
EUCOTAX-Programm des Studienjahrs 2014/2015 (Barcelona)
EUCOTAX-Programm des Studienjahrs 2014/2015 (Barcelona)

Er­fahrungs­berichte ehem­a­li­ger EU­CO­TAX-Teil­nehmer: