Call for papers

Participants will find opportunities for presenting new research, exchanging information and discussing current issues during open scientific sessions as well as during conference informal events. All theoretical or empirical papers are highly encouraged. We welcome scholars, researchers, as well as corporates and government executives and experts. The conference will be held as a hybrid event which allows the participants to present via Zoom platform and in-person.

Certificate of presentation will be issued to participants presenting their research in person or virtually.
Certificate of chairing a session will be issued to session chairs.
Best Paper Award will be conferred by the Program Committee to the author(s) of the best paper presented at the conference.

The conference will consist of keynote speeches, panel discussions, and Q&A sessions. The panel discussions will include experts from the public and private sectors and academics from various fields, providing different perspectives on the topics of discussion. The conference will also include networking opportunities, allowing participants to connect with experts from various sectors.

The conference will contribute to a better understanding of the potential benefits and challenges of CMU and PEPP and their role in building a stronger financial future for Europe. The conference will also provide a platform for policymakers, financial experts, academics, and industry leaders to exchange ideas, share experiences, and explore opportunities for collaboration. The conference’s outcome will be a set of recommendations for policymakers and stakeholders on the way forward for CMU and PEPP in Europe.

The Capital Market Union (CMU) is an initiative by the European Union (EU) to create a single market for capital in Europe, aiming to remove barriers and facilitate cross-border investments, while also improving access to funding for businesses, particularly small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The initiative aims to promote market-based financing such as equity, bonds, and securitization, to develop deeper and more integrated capital markets across the EU. To complement the CMU, the EC proposed the implementation of the Pan-European Personal Pension Products (PEPP) initiative, aiming to promote pension savings among European citizens and secure future pension adequacy by investing in long-term assets through the CMU. The PEPP is projected to add EUR 700 billion to the capital market by 2030, which is expected to increase pension savings and improve the efficiency of the CMU.

This conference aims to explore the potential benefits and challenges of the CMU and PEPP in building a stronger financial future for Europe. The conference will bring together policymakers, financial experts, academics, and industry leaders to discuss the current state of capital markets in Europe, the role of PEPP in promoting retirement savings, and the potential impact of CMU and PEPP on the European financial landscape.

Although our main focus is Europe, we welcome submissions of high-quality research papers on topics related to the major economics, finance, and accounting. All submitted papers will be assigned for a double-blind peer review by experts in the field, to assess the paper based on various criteria such as originality, clarity of research question, the relevance of the methodology used, the quality of the data and analysis, etc. All qualified papers have publication opportunities in conference proceedings or peer-reviewed journals.

Open Academic and Scientific Meetings

  • Building a Stronger Financial Future: The Role of Capital Markets in Europe
  • Capital Market Union: Progress, Challenges, and Opportunities
  • Pan-European Personal Pension Products (PEPP): A New Frontier for Retirement Savings in Europe
  • Private Pension as an Investment vehicle: Opportunities and Risks
  • Regulatory and Supervisory Challenges in Implementing PEPP and the development of the CMU.
  • The Potential Impact of CMU and PEPP on European Financial Markets
  • Private and Public Sector Cooperation for a Stronger European Financial Future
  • Building an Inclusive and Sustainable Financial System in Europe