EU Financial Regulation and Markets: Beyond Fragmentation and Differentiation” – Call For Papers

Jean Monnet module “EU Financial Regulation and Markets“, Faculty of Law University of Zagreb is organising an international scientific conference: “EU Financial Regulation and Markets: Beyond
Fragmentation and Differentiation”

26-27 November 2020 – Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia

The financial system of the EU is undergoing profound and far-reaching transformations, such as
unprecedented market fragmentation resulting from the establishment of the Banking Union (BU) as
well the increasing differentiation tensions driven by the unravelling of the Brexit scenario and the
uncertainties of post-Brexit regulatory governance. At the same time, technological advancements (e.g.
FinTech, green finance) challenge traditional regulatory paradigms in EU finance. Against this
backdrop, it is interesting to reflect upon the future prospects of EU’s financial markets and their
regulation, and on the “Europeanization” of public policies in this area. In light of these far-reaching
changes, we welcome all theoretical and empirical papers that cut across different scholarship strands –
political economy, finance, legal and political science, dealing with (but not limited to):

o EU financial integration in perspective (the BU/ post-Brexit environment),
o the economic/ financial implications of the (incomplete) Banking Union,
o the (politically and economically challenging) path toward Capital Markets Union,
o the PSD2 and the ensuing development of EU payments and EU payments law,
o technological advancements and FinTech,

We would also encourage submissions focusing on the legal and financial/ monetary integration
experience of Central and South East European countries.

Submissions are open to scholars at all career stages. In light of recent events connected with the
COVID-19 the deadline to send your proposed title, abstract (max. 300 words) and/or draft paper
(max. 5000 words), together with your affiliation and contact details has been extended until 30
September 2020. The organizer’s contacts remain the same: Ivana Bajakić,
or Marta Božina Beroš,

In addition, because of the COVID-19 pandemic and the uncertainties that it may bring forward
in Autumn, authors of accepted papers have the possibility to choose between “in residence”
presentations (at the premises of the Faculty of Law, in Zagreb) or “virtual” presentations via one
of the video conferencing platforms (e.g. Zoom, Google Meet, etc.).

Submitted papers in English will be peer reviewed and published in the conference proceedings,
which will be submitted for indexation to WoS, SCOPUS and other relevant citation databases.
There is no registration fee. The working language of the Conference is English.

Conference venue: Faculty of Law,
University of Zagreb, Trg Republike Hrvatske 14, Zagreb, Croatia
Important dates:
Abstract deadline: 30 September 2020
Paper acceptance notification: 10 October 2020
Full paper deadline (in case of publication in the Conference proceedings): 1 November 2020
Conference dates: 26-27 November 2020

Ivana Bajakic

Jean Monnet Professor, Faculty of Law – University of Zagreb