European Finance, Business and Regulation – May 2022

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EUFIRE 2022 Conference Programme


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 2022” organized by Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iaşi (Romania), on 13-14 May, 2022.
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 2022, sessions will be partially organized at the conference actual venue, favoring productive discussions among fellow academics and practitioners.

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

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

Moreover, the conference will host the Workshop on Strengthening the Jean Monnet professors’ cooperation. The participants at this associated event (Jean Monnet professors, researchers, and students and graduates of Jean Monnet courses) will analyze the perspective of developing EU studies and the efficiency of the cooperation within the network, in the view of the new JM programs.

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

National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy

Impact of the War in Ukraine on European Integration

Professor Roman Petrov is Jean Monnet Chair in EU Law at the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy since 2010, Head of Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence in EU Studies at the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy since 2011. Director of German Law Institute at the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy since 2016. Lectured the very first Jean Monnet Module in EU law in Ukraine at the Donetsk National University in 2001. Prof. Dr. Roman Petrov obtained his PhD at the Queen Mary University of London (UK) under supervision of Prof. Marise Cremona. He conducted post-doctoral research as Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute (Italy) and awarded research visiting fellowships at the University of Heidelberg (Germany) (Alexander von Humboldt research fellowship), the University of Oxford (UK), Ghent University (Belgium), Uppsala University (Sweden) and other international universities. He was a visiting professor at the University of Latvia in Riga (Latvia) and at Augsburg University (Germany), Foreign Chair at Ghent University (Belgium) and European Visiting Professor at Saarland University (Germany). He is the author of one of the first Ukrainian textbooks on EU Law. Prof. Dr. Petrov is active in publishing and international research. He is the founder and first elected President of the Ukrainian European Studies Association. Areas of Prof. Dr. Petrov’s research and teaching are: EU Law, EU External Relations Law; Approximation and Harmonisation of Legislation of Third Countries with the EU acquis; Legal Aspects of Regional Integration in the Post-Soviet Area, Non-Recognised Entities in EU Law and International Law. Prof. Dr. Petrov frequently provides consultancy to state institutions in Ukraine, including the Constitutional Court of Ukraine and Ministry of Justice. He is expert in EU Law at the European Parliament and Secretariat of the Energy Community.

Chair of Finance, Zeppelin University

Sustainable finance trends – reshaping the markets

Born and raised in the Romanian capital Bucharest, Florentina Paraschiv studied International Economic Transactions (diploma) and Banking and Capital Markets (Master’s) at Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca (Klausenburg). This was followed by a teaching assistantship at her alma mater and further by a visiting researcher at the Institute of Economics at the University of Zurich. She then completed her PhD at the Institute for Operations Research and Computational Finance at the University of St. Gallen (HSG). Subsequently, she was awarded an assistant professorship there, at the end of which she successfully earned her post-doctoral qualification. Florentina Paraschiv then moved on to the Faculty of Economics and Management at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim, where she was initially an Associate Professor and later Professor of Financial Economics and Head of the newly founded NTNU Centre for Banking and Finance. At the same time, she remained associated with the University of St. Gallen as a lecturer. Florentina Paraschiv has also been a visiting researcher at the University of Duisburg-Essen, the University of Vienna, the University of Oslo, the London Business School, and the Isaac Newton Institute at the University of Cambridge. Her research results in energy finance have been awarded several times. In addition to green finance and FinTech, she will conduct research and teach at the ZU in the fields of banking and financial regulation, econometrics, and machine learning.

University of Bolton

The impact of Brexit on the economy and challenge for EU

Dr Denis Hyams-Ssekasi is a Senior Programme Leader and Lecturer in the Institute of Management at the University of Bolton, UK. Prior to this post, Dr Hyams-Ssekasi worked as a senior lecturer, module leader, course-co-ordinator of Business and Management programmes at the University of Huddersfield, UK. He received his Doctorate from the University of Huddersfield.  Dr Hyams-Ssekasi has a keen interest in Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Education, Innovation and Economic Development.  He has run several mentoring schemes and offered consultancy to start-up businesses, especially in developing countries.  In recent years, Dr Hyams-Ssekasi has been a Coordinator for the Research Excellence Framework (REF2021) Strategy and also involved in funded projects, including the Prime Minister Initiatives. He is currently co-principal investigator on a “Graduate employability within the Higher Education framework: The Ghanaian perspective” a collaboration project funded by the British Council. He is the editor of two books entitled “Experiential Learning for Entrepreneurship: Theoretical and Practical Perspectives on Enterprise Education” (Palgrave, 2018); and “Technology and Entrepreneurship Education: Adopting Creative Digital Approaches to Learning and Teaching (Palgrave, 2022) and “co-edited.  “Women Entrepreneurs and Strategic Decision Making in the Global Economy” (IGI Global, 2019). He is currently editing a book titled “Entrepreneurship and Change: Understanding Entrepreneurialism as a Driver of Transformation” due for release in May 2022. 
Dr Hyams-Ssekasi is a member of editorial board and reviewer for entrepreneurship and Business journals. He is a member of the University Research Board and Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Important dates:

  • Extended abstract or full paper submission by e-mail at 14 April 2022
  • Notification of abstract/ paper acceptance (with any requested changes after the double-blind reviewing process) /rejection: 1 May 2022
  • Registration deadline for authors and final paper submission by e-mail at eufire@uaic.ro10 May 2022
  • Conference dates: 13-14 May 2022
  • Final paper submission for publication: 20 June 2022

Conference fee and registration:

The standard fee is 75 Euro per participant (375 Ron). The discounted fee of 50 Euro (250 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 2022. The registration fee should be paid after the acceptance of the paper (until 10 May 2022), 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 2022” 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).

Publication opportunities:

Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, which will be submitted for indexing in the Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI) by Clarivate Analytics.
Upon authors’ option, selected papers presented at the conference will be considered for publication in Review of Economic & Business Studies (indexed in EconLit, RePEc, DOAJ, Ulrich’s Periodicals Directory, Index Copernicus, CEEOL, etc.), JOPAFL – Journal of Public Administration, Finance and Law (indexed in Index Copernicus, EBSCO, CEEOL, DOAJ, etc.), and in special issues of two MDPI journals, JRFM – Journal of Risk and Financial Management (see details) and Electronics (see details).
Papers sent to the journals will be reviewed following the journals’ normal review criteria. 

Please download the call for papers for more details on the conference .