About the School


Established in January 2016 as part of the Robert Schuman Centre, the Florence School of Banking & Finance was designed as a European platform bringing together practitioners and academics from the banking and finance sector to develop a common culture of regulation and supervision in the European Union. The School is evolving into a knowledge centre of excellence, rooted in European origins while maintaining a global perspective. It offers policy dialogue and training and produces research in banking and finance. Its training courses, conferences and seminars are held in Florence or using interactive online formats, in close cooperation with its networks of leading academic and policy institutions.

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Transition Plans in the Financial Sector

17 - 19 April 2024
Residential course

Investment Funds: Business Models, Financial Stability Risks and Regulation

06 - 07 May 2024
Residential course

Sustainable Finance Academy

03 - 05 June 2024
Residential course

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21 March 2024

SSM Foundation Programme – Second residential week in Lisbon

Last week, the second residential week of the SSM Foundation Programme took place at the beautiful premises of Banco de Portugal in Lisbon. Supervisors attending the programme had again the opportunity to get together,...

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6 March 2024

What opportunities does digital finance offer?

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18 January 2024

SSM Foundation Programme: Bridging gaps and fostering collaboration in European banking supervision

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11 January 2024

Florence School of Banking and Finance: A growing hub of excellence

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Latest publication

Does regulatory-driven innovation affect traditional financial intermediaries? Evidence from open banking frameworks

Nico Lauridsen

FBF Pills

Banking regulation and environmental sustainability (Kern Alexander)

Financial sophistication and redistribution in credit card markets

Cash holdings and investment of SMEs


Some critical reflections on the concept of transition risk

Wishlist for the next Commission for Financial Sector Policies

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