Presentation of the diploma
The DU Financial Investigation (FI) and Criminal Financial Analysis (CFA), attached to the Faculty of Law, Political Science and Management of the University of Strasbourg, is the result of training provided within the framework of the European College of Financial Investigation and Criminal Financial Analysis – Internal Security Fund (CEIFAC-FSI). This training is aimed at investigators and trainers from prosecution and judicial authorities of the European Union (EU) Member States and candidate countries. The aim is to enable them to provide training in FI and CFI to their prosecution and judicial authorities in their home Member State.
Pedagogical and professional objective – Presentation of the training
A. Educational and scientific objectives
- To equip learners with the ability to conduct EU-wide FIs to combat organized crime
- to contribute to the reflection on the creation of a European legal instrument to implement EU-wide FIs
B. Objectives in terms of professional skills
To equip learners with the ability to disseminate FI training to prosecutorial and judicial authorities in their home state.
Admission requirements and public concerned
The training is aimed at prosecuting and judicial authorities of EU Member States and candidate countries. It takes place within the framework of the continuous training of these agents who are selected according to their level of competence and their position within the hierarchy of their administration.
Method of recruitment / selection
Applications are submitted by member states and analyzed by the CEIFAC-FSI steering committee. Applications are made online on the CEIFAC website.
Duration of the program
The training is divided into two parts:
online training, e-learning of a duration of 282 hours of lectures (CM) face-to-face training of 77 hours of lectures. The total duration of the course is 359 hours of lectures, i.e. 538 hours of study.
Organization of the course
From the CEIFAC website, www.ceifac.eu, the e-learning courses take place at a distance as soon as the students register. The face-to-face course takes place over two weeks of training in Strasbourg.
Methods of student evaluation
- evaluation of the online course: (Coefficient 1) MCQ ;
- the candidate must attend the face-to-face course;
- preparation of a dissertation: (Coefficient 3) The theme of the dissertation is proposed by the candidate and approved by the head of the diploma. The dissertation must be completed in French or English within the set deadline. Conditions for passing the diploma: obtaining an average of 10 in both tests
The jury is composed of at least two members, one of whom is a university lecturer and the other a professional chosen according to his or her skills by the head of the degree program, depending on the subject of the thesis. The thesis is defended in French or English by videoconference.