European Finance, Business and Regulation – May 2021

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Conference Proceedings 


International Conference

“European Finance, Business and Regulation”


Dear Madam/Sir,

On behalf of the Organizing Committee, we are glad to invite you to submit your papers and participate in the International Conference EU Finance, Business and Regulation EUFIRE 2021” organized by Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iaşi (Romania), on the 14th of May 2021.

The conference aims at offering the framework for debating the main challenges faced within European Union and globally, emphasizing the regulatory perspective for the financial sector in particular, and also for the business sector, in general. The event will reunite academics, researchers and practitioners, both from Romania and abroad, and will provide the necessary background for the development of constructive analysis and productive dialogue. The participation into the sessions of the event will be opened to academics, researchers, students and practitioners with interests in EU economic, public administration and legal studies, in order to present the results of their scientific work and/or to attend/participate at the discussions.

In response to the actual restrictive challenges for organizing academic events, the conference organizing committee proposes the on-line format, guaranteeing the opportunity for all the participants to bring up their research results for debate, both in plenary sessions and in panel discussions. The conference is offering the possibility to present the papers and to benefit of other specialists’ pertinent opinion on the results of the research. Young researchers are kindly invited to send their contributions. However, health security conditions permitting the face-to-face meeting by mid-May 2021, sessions will be partially organized at the conference actual venue, favoring productive discussions among fellow academics and practitioners.

We are delighted to announce the presence of our two keynote speakers:


Professor Miguel Poiares Maduro was Advocate General at the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg (2003-2009) and Fulbright Visiting Research Scholar of Law at Harvard University. He is Doctor in Law at the European University Institute and won the Purpose Prize Europe for the best PhD thesis at the Institute that year. He is the former director of the Global Governance Program at the European University Institute, Florence and professor of Digital Politics, Economies and Societies. He has worked as a lecturer at numerous institutions, including: College of Europe, Catholic University of Lisbon, the New University of Lisbon, School of Economics London, School of Chicago Law School, Centre for Political and Constitutional Studies in Spain, Instituto Ortega y Gasset in Madrid and Institute of European Studies of Macau. His conference in the plenary session of EUFIRE 2021 will focus on the topic of the next book, The European Rescue of National Democracy.

Associate Professor DAN COSTIN NIȚESCU

Dan Costin Nițescu is Associate Professor in the Department of Money and Banking, within the Faculty of  Finance and Banking, Bucharest University of Economic Studies. His research interests include management, risk management and corporate governance in banking, digitalization of financial services, Fintech and payment systems, sustainable banking. He holds a PhD. in Economics, specialization in Finance, a degree in Financial Management from Open University Business School, UK, and is author of articles and books on finance and banking. He also holds the position of Senior Advisor to the Governor of the National Bank of Romania and acts as a member of the Supervisory Board and chairperson of the Audit Committee of the Bank Deposit Guarantee Fund. His professional background includes various management positions both in the central bank and in commercial banks. Throughout his career, he combined teaching and research activities with practical banking activity, where he coordinated financing transactions, structured banking products for a variety of projects and industries.

Contributors are encouraged to approach one of the main topics of the conference (but not limited to):

  • EU Banking and Financial Stability
  • EU Integrated Administrative Area
  • EU Accounting and Taxation: Challenges of the Digital Era
  • EU Business and Green Finance
  • EU Macroeconomic Policies: Health Sector Crisis and Exit Strategies

Moreover, the conference will host the Workshop: Empowering Young Generation using European Citizen Initiative. The participants at this associated event (students, scholars and representatives of the public administration) will analyze the procedure and the efficiency of the citizens’ initiative and will propose actions to expand its effect.

Important dates:

  • Extended abstract or full paper submission by e-mail at 14 April 2021
  • Notification of abstract/ paper acceptance (with any requested changes after the double-blind reviewing process) /rejection: 1 May 2021
  • Registration deadline for authors and final paper submission by e-mail at eufire@uaic.ro10 May 2021
  • Conference sessions (on-line): 14 May 2021
  • Final paper submission for publication: 14 June 2021

Conference fee and registration:

The standard fee is 75 Euro per participant (360 Ron). The discounted fee of 50 Euro (240 Ron) is available for Ph.D. students. The students, authors of the selected papers to be presented in the workshop associated to the conference are welcome tax-free. The participants will have access to conference materials, as well as the publication of the final paper. The deadline for paying the fee is the 10th of May 2021. The registration fee should be paid after the acceptance of the paper (until 10 May 2021), by bank transfer to one of the following accounts:

  • LEI – IBAN RO44TREZ40620F330500XXXX, opened at Trezoreria Iași
  • EURO – IBAN RO78RNCB0175011093320003, opened at Banca Comercială Română, Sucursala Iași

Beneficiary: Universitatea “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” din Iași, Bulevardul Carol I, nr. 11, 700506, Iaşi, România, CUI/VAT number 4701126.

Payments should be made specifying “Tax conference EUFIRE 2021” and the name of the paper’s first author.  A scanned copy of the document proofing the payment should be sent by e-mail at

Instructions for authors:

Both extended abstracts and full-length papers are welcomed, with a limit of two abstracts/ papers per participant. All papers must be submitted in English and their length should be between 6 and 20 pages. The final paper should strictly follow the guidelines (see paper template).

Please download the call for papers for more details on conference fees, important dates, and publication opportunities .