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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An Introduction to the EU Financial Union

18 - 20 March 2024
Residential course

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

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18 January 2024

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

This week, in collaboration with the Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM), we officially launched the inaugural week of the ‘SSM Foundation Programme’. in Frankfurt, Germany. This initiative aims to unite the SSM community and foster...

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11 January 2024

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

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16 October 2023

The EU-SDFA has returned to the Florence School of Banking and Finance for its second cycle of foundational training weeks

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Latest publication

Digital Finance in the EU: drivers, risks, opportunities

This publication features topics discussed during the first academic year of the EU Supervisory Digital Finance Academy.

Thorsten Beck - Leonardo Giani

FBF Pills

Banking regulation and environmental sustainability (Kern Alexander)

Financial sophistication and redistribution in credit card markets

Cash holdings and investment of SMEs


Looking ahead: threats of loss of biodiversity, nature risks and ways to prevent them in the financial sector

Navigating sustainability-linked bonds: friends or foes (of the transition)?

Greening African Finance: Barriers to Issuing Green Bonds and How to Overcome Them

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