The European Banking Institute (hereafter also “EBI” or the “Institute”) is an international center for banking studies resulting from the joint venture of highly regarded European academic institutions which have decided to share and coordinate their commitments and structure their research activities to provide the highest quality legal and economic studies in the fields of banking regulation and supervision in Europe.

The European Banking Institute’s ambition is to become a point of reference for banking regulation research in Europe and an instrument to facilitate the interactions between academia, supervisors, regulators and industry. The close relationship with both regulators, supervisors and the private sector is expected to guarantee an academic research production which is state of the art. The Institute is structured to guarantee full independence of its academic members and their researches.

The European Banking Institute is a no profit association “eingetragener Verein (e.V.)” under German laws based in Frankfurt am Main (Germany). The official language of the Institute is the English language and all its activities will be carried out in English.


As of February 2021, the Academic Members of the European Banking Institute are the following:

Universiteit van Amsterdam, University of Antwerp, University of Piraeus, Athens, Greece, Alma Mater Studiorum – Università di Bologna, Universität Bonn, Academia de Studii Economice din București (ASE), Trinity College Dublin, University of Edinburgh, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, Goethe-Universität, Universiteit Gent, University of Helsinki, Universiteit Leiden, Leiden, KU Leuven Universtiy, Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Universidade de Lisboa, University of Ljubljana, Queen Mary University of London, Université du Luxembourg, Universidad Autónoma Madrid, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Universidad Complutense, Madrid, Spain, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, University of Malta, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, University of Cyprus, Radboud Universiteit, BI Norwegian Business School, Université Panthéon – Sorbonne (Paris 1), Université Panthéon-Assas (Paris 2), University of Stockholm, University of Tartu, University of Vienna, University of Wrocław, Universität Zürich. 

The Supporting Members of the European Banking Institute are the following:

European Banking Federation (EBF), European Savings and Retail Banking Group (ESBG), Bundesverband deutscher Banken / Association of German Banks, Ελληνική Ένωση Τραπεζών / Hellenic Bank Association, Associazione Bancaria Italiana / Italian Banking Association, Asociaţia Română a Băncilor / Romanian Banking Association, Nederlandse Vereniging van Banken / Dutch Banking Association, Fédération Nationale des Caisses d’Epargne / French association of savings banks, Deutscher Sparkassen- und Giroverband / German association of savings banks, Confederación Española de Cajas de Ahorros / Spanish confederation of savings banks, Sparbankernas Riksförbund / Swedish association of savings banks, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP.

Institutional Member:

Federal State of Hessen


By its research, the EBI aims to contribute to and evaluate the quality of bank regulation, supervision and enforcement in the EU with a view to promoting financial stability, market efficiency and the equitable treatment of stakeholders.


EBI Global Annual Conference on Banking Regulation

The EBI Global Annual Conference on Banking Regulation is a jointly organised event with Goethe University and the Institute for Monetary and Financial Stability (IMFS) in Frankfurt. The objective is to present state-of-the-art research on banking regulation from law, economics, and accounting and hold a discussion with academics, senior policy makers, supervisors, industry representatives and other banking practitioners.

EBI Policy Series

The EBI engages various stakeholders in the fields of banking policy, regulation, and supervision in Europe on a monthly basis to discuss the most recent developments having an impact on the European banking system. As part of the EBI Policy Series, the EBI has committed to invite the representatives of the Ministries of Finance from the EU member states that are bound to take their turn in the rotating presidency of the Council of the EU with an opportunity to present their 6-month programme concerning the European banking sector.

EBI Policy Conference

The EBI organises an annual conference with esteemed speakers in the EU banking sector that engage in a series of discussions relevant in the context of the most pertinent issues concerning the banking policy, regulation, and supervision in Europe.


Working Paper Series

The EBI Working Paper Series publishes research conducted within the EBI network and makes it immediately available to the academic community and all other interested parties. EBI Working Papers are included in the Social Science Research Network (SSRN) Legal Scholarship Network (LSN) Research Paper Series.

Discussion Paper Series

The EBI Discussion Paper Series capitalises on the expertise of researchers who comment on topical issues in banking supervision, for instance on announced or pending legislative or regulatory initiatives.

EBI Book Series

The EBI participates in the policy debate with eBooks which are the result of a collective effort of the Academic Board.


The EBI periodical publication where relevant voices from practice and academia, senior and junior can be heard. BrieFin selects brief and synthetic pieces on relevant topics and analyses issues from various prospective.

The Banking Union Cases and Union Courts

The EU Banking Cases Collection seeks to enhance the transparency of the cases pending before, or decided by, the Union Courts in the area of the EU banking union and to offer a tool to academics and practitioners.

EBI Regulatory Report

The focus of the EBI’s Regulatory Report is on updating you about the latest economic policy and financial regulation measures in Europe, taking also into account the most significant global initiatives and financial standards by key international organisations and financial fora.


EBI Master

The “EBI Master in Law and Practice of the Banking Union” is a Pilot Project of the European Banking Institute aimed, in the spirit of the Meseberg declaration, to the development of multi-jurisdictional teaching activities of the law of the Banking Union in the Eurozone. EBI Master is organised by the University of Bologna in cooperation with the University Carlos III Madrid and the University of Lisbon.

International Summer School

The International Summer School on Banking & Financial Law is an EBI initiative promoted by Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore of Milan and other EBI Academic Members which every year brings together and promote the debate and dialogue between young researchers and professionals in relation to issues concerning regulation and supervision of financial firms and financial markets.

Working Groups

The Working Groups are gathering academics, regulators and practitioners who are engaging in informal exchanges of views on banking regulation topics in order to promote dialogue and research in that area. They examine the full scope of relevant topics and highlight the current challenges in order to give impetus to innovative regulatory avenues and practical solutions. They also make benefit of academic publications and ongoing research from practical experience and insights.

Associate Researchers Group (ARG) and Young Researchers Group (YRG)

The ARG and YRG are inter-disciplinary platforms for mutual learning among senior (ARG) and early stage (YRG) researchers in the area of banking law and policy. Under the wings of the EBI, the ARG and YRG conduct research, and promote debate and dialogue between researchers in relation to issues concerning regulation and supervision of financial institutions and financial markets.

Sponsored Research Programmes

The EBI collaborates with public and private institutions to promote multi-jurisdictional and interdisciplinary research projects in banking and financial regulation. EBI Sponsored Research Programme focuses on projects which support state of the art researches/applied researches and develop topics discussed or relevant in current policy debate.