The Young Researchers Group (YRG)

The Young Researchers Group (YRG)

In December 2017, the European Banking Institute established the Young Researchers Group for PhD researchers of European universities on the initiative of Lynette Janssen (Leiden University) and Agnieszka Smoleńska (European University Institute). YRG is supported by EBI Academic Board Members Profs. Matthias Haentjens and Ignacio Tirado.

The YRG is an inter-disciplinary and international platform for exchange and mutual learning for early stage researchers in the rapidly developing area of banking law and policy. Under the wings of the EBI, the YRG conducts research, promotes debate and dialogue between young researchers in relation to issues concerning regulation and supervision of financial institutions and financial markets. Specific projects undertaken by the YRG Members include PhD Workshops organised in cooperation with EBI, support of EBI’s Workstreams and EBI Newsletter (María Cecilia del Barrio Arleo and Carlos Bosque) and the Virtual Workshop sessions since 2020 (Lukas Böffel).

Members YRG – Cohort 2019-2021

Ioannis Asimakopoulos (University of Luxembourg), Alessio Azzutti (University of Hamburg), Maria Ana Barata (European University Institute), Lukas Böffel (Free University Berlin), Carlos Bosque (University of Madrid), Evariest Callens (Ghent University), María Cecilia Del Barrio Arleo (University of Trento), Tsany Tarna Dewi (University of Luxembourg), Elena Ghibellini (University of Bologna), Petja Ivanova (Heidelberg University), Roderic Kermarec (University of Oxford), Lukas Koehler (University of Munich), Pier Mario Lupinu (University of Luxembourg), Edoardo Martino (University of Rotterdam), Katarzyna Parchimowicz (University of Wroclaw), Francesca Pellegrini (University of Bologna), Promitheas Peridis (European University Institute), Jonas Schürger (University of Bonn), Agnieszka Smoleńska (European University Institute), Ross Spence (Leiden Law School), Jouke Tegelaar (Leiden University), Anna Camilla Visconti (University of Pescara).

The group is coordinated by Francesca Pellegrini ( and Lukas Böffel (

Events organised by the EBI YRG

Members of the YRG of the EBI  have the opportunity to present their research during several events a year, to meet scholars, regulators and industry representatives, to discuss their research with them, to organise events and to publish research papers with the EBI.

Further information

If you would like to apply to become a member, please contact Claudia Collins ( for the application form. Kindly note that the application cut-off date for the next intake is 1 June 2021. The EBI YRG Programme is reserved to PhD students who are currently enrolled in a university officially recognised by an EEA country public authority and who are researching on banking regulation and supervision or any other area which is or will be part of the EBI YRG Programme. The EBI Academic Board decides on the admittance of participants.

Should you have any further questions do not hesitate to contact the EBI YRG Coordinators (Francesca Pellegrini: and Lukas Böffel: