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). The Young Researchers Group is supported by the EBI Academic Board Members Profs. Filippo Annunziata 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 Events and Projects

Members YRG – Cohort 2019-2022

Elli Kyriaki Anastopoulou (National & Kapodistrian University of Athens), Alessio Azzutti (University of Hamburg), Maria Ana Barata (European University Institute), Lukas Böffel (Free University Berlin), Carlos Bosque (University of Madrid), Barbora Budinská  (University of Leiden), Joeri De Smet (KU Leuven), Daniel Foà (LUISS Guido Carli University), Petja Ivanova (Heidelberg University), Roderic Kermarec (University of Oxford), Ilya Kokorin (University of Leiden), Stavros Kourmpetis (National & Kapodistrian University of Athens), Pier Mario Lupinu (University of Luxembourg), Sadhbh McGrath (Trinity College Dublin), Ixart Miquel Flores (Frankfurt School of Finance & Management), Lara Ohnesorge (University of Leiden), Francesca  Pellegrini (University of Bologna), Emeric Prévost (University of Strasbourg), Patrick Raschner (University of Innsbruck), Christopher Ruof (University of Hamburg), Pedro Schilling de Carvalho (University of Cambridge – Sidney Sussex College), Jonas Schürger (University of Bonn), Jouke Tegelaar (Leiden University).

The group is coordinated by Joeri De Smet ( and Elli Kyriaki Anastopoulou (

Further information

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.

If you would like to apply to become a member, please contact Claudia Collins ( for the application form. Kindly note that the application process takes place with an annual cut of date in June;  the application cut-off date for the next intake is 15 June 2022

Should you have any further questions do not hesitate to contact the EBI Coordinators Joeri De Smet ( and Elli Kyriaki Anastopoulou (