Educational experience

The EUDIFIN Chair aims to push the boundaries of educational experience for students.

Students will be exposed to a wide range of stimulating activities spanning from mandatory courses, to in-focus lectures from guest lecturers, practitioners, reseach paper contest (Working Papers), and tailored study trips to central banks and European agencies.

Teaching activities

The EUDIFIN chair encompasses three courses:

The three courses branch out three trajectories, which are projected at:

  1. studying the revolutionary changes in the structure of financial markets and how they relate to the general framework and the principles that govern EU financial law and supervision (institutional trajectory - “International Financial regulation”);
  2. deepening the studies relating to the regulatory objectives of EU financial law, supervisory and regulatory powers and financial integration. It will do so by dealing with the EU market integration legislative initiatives vis-à-vis the break-throughs in data processing and sharing technology (substantive trajectory - “Banking and Financial Markets Law”);
  3. preparing professional expertise in the ambit of advanced data analytics and cloud computing and their application to financial markets and financial products (methodological trajectory - “FinTech Regulation and Financial Innovation”).

The three courses have a unique setting. They consist of a mix of teaching methods and techniques, which will include foundational lectures (30h, delivered by Prof. Andrea Minto, EUDIFIN Chair holder) and in-focus lectures (6h delivered by the chair holder in conjunction with other guest lecturers from other universities, central banks, supervisors that are members of the teaching staff).

Both foundational and in focus lectures will comprise seminars, pleading or discussion sessions, guided self- and group-study sessions, group work.

A typical course will be set up in three sections comprising “foundational” teaching (10h) and "in focus" teaching (2h).

Such distribution strives to reflect a balanced multidisciplinarity and appears to be intellectually stimulating for the audience. Such set up also reflects the general conception of the Chair and its cross sectional and experimental nature.

In-focus lectures  
(in reverse chronological order)

EUDIFIN Working Papers  
Student Research Paper Contest

As part of the assessment method, each course requires students to engage in a research-oriented assigment. This assignement is design as to make students apply the knowledge they gathered. They will be actively dealing with the political and scholarly debate revolving around the challenges the European Union faces to make a proper use of financial innovation to further market integration and risk sharing in the internal financial market. This learning experience is based on a “Student Research Paper Contest”. Each contest allows students to pick the subject within three proposed topics. The best paper of each topic will be published as EUDIFIN Working Paper on the EUDIFIN website of Ca’ Foscari University of Venice.

file pdfD. Dalla Palma - Macroprudential Framework Puzzle and Alternatives Evolutions (Working Paper no. 1, April 2020)494 K
file pdfA. Calore - Final steps towards EDIS: how the Banking Union can be completed (Working Paper no. 2, April 2020)191 K
file pdfO. Magnabosco - Loopholes in the Resolution Tools; The Monte Dei Paschi di Siena Case (Working Paper no. 3, April 2020)214 K
file pdfM. Balduzzi - An Analysis of the Effectiveness of Soft Law Bodies: The Special Case of the European Systemic Risk Board (Working Paper no. 4, April 2020)176 K
file pdfD. Vata - How digitalization has affected contract conclusion and the approval of unfair terms in these contracts (Working Paper no. 5, July 2020)219 K
file pdfI. Boniolo - Strengths and weaknesses of macroprudential tools. The reaction of macroprudential authorities in the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic (Working Paper no. 6, July 2020)483 K
file pdfC. Rivera, R. Cristina - Constraints on settling a holistic regulatory framework under the European Banking Union The importance of conduct supervision. (Working Paper no. 7, July 2020)234 K
file pdfD. Marina - The lack of ECB’s conduct supervisory power An analysis of the architecture and application of supervision. (Working Paper no. 8, April 2020)195 K
file pdfF. Picard - Macroprudential supervision: How to ensure financial stability in the European banking system. (Working Paper no. 9, July 2020)852 K
file pdfS. Del Monaco - Money mules and tumblers: money laundering during the cryptocurrency era. (Workin Paper no. 10, April 2020)198 K
file pdfA. Tiozzo Caenazzo Anzolin - The main responsibilities of the ECB: interactions and potential problems between monetary policy and prudential supervision. (Working Paper no. 11, July 2020)288 K
file pdfL. Cancelli - The Growing Crypto-assets Threat to Anti-money Laundering: How Institutions Are Coping with This Phenomenon. (Working Paper no. 12, July 2020)330 K

Study visits

Students will be offered the extraordinary opportunity to visit central banks and European agencies, allowing them to get useful practical insights as well as some foretaste of their possible future professional career.

The Chair organises three study trips (once a year) to the Unit “financial innovation” at the DG Financial Stability of the Deutsche Bundesbank, where the Prof. Andrea Minto works as policy adviser and senior researcher. During the visit students will follow a seminar addressing timely topics, i.e.:

  1. Bundesbank's own digitalisation agenda, innovation management and innovation centre;
  2. Bundesbank's blockchain prototype;
  3. lectures on central bank digital currencies, including one on legal considerations.

Additional study visits may be organised, for instance, to the Single Resolution Board or to the Austrian National Bank.

Study Visit @ Single Resolution Board (SRB)

October 11th, 2019
Single Resolution Board, Brussels (Belgium)


The area of Society and Financial Communities aims to develop activities that offer a series of outputs by which a wide cross-section of motivated members of civil society can be viably informed of the rich variety of contemporary EU development.

Such activities hence aim to reach out to the relevant stakeholders and disseminate knowledge in the ambit of Digitalisation in EU banking and financial studies. This will be done by organising activities designed for both civil society and professionals and practitioners.

  1. The activities targeted at civil society include a series of public engagement events (i.e. 6 round-tables public lectures) on the basics of the European Union and the EU financial markets and on its influence on Italian society. Six lectures are scheduled (twice a year) along the three years lifespan of the EUDIFIN Chair (“the financial user 2.0 – public round-tables seminar for civil society”). These lectures aim to strengthen our shared knowledge of the EU and make anyone familiar with an essential political framework; subsequently, this will leave citizens better equipped to utilize the EU more actively. The activities aim to inform, but they certainly also aim to call for a debate. Attending the lectures does not require previous knowledge on the EU.
  2. Symposia and public policy seminars feature panel discussions and debates by leading experts on the timely issues relating to digitalisation in financial law. Those seminars will gather academics and professional as to advance the scholarly and political debate sorrunding the financial and economic integration brought about by digitalisationa and financial innovation. We plan six seminars that will be deal with topics such as: algorithms, big data and credit scoring; AML/CFT policies in the era of digitalisation; use of robo-advisors for investment advice; payment services, mobile payments and digital wallets; new risks of (regulatory, technolgical, societal) fragmentation in the era of platforms.

Regulatory and Supervisory Challenges in the Crypto-Economy

September 25th, 2020
Auditorium S. Margherita, Dorsoduro 3689, Venice

Uno, nessuno, centomila: metamorfosi del mercato finanziario nell’era della digitalizzazione

December 16th, 2019
Liceo Statale "G. Galilei", Dolo (Venice)

Last update: 22/06/2022