Effective 6 February 2017, the AIDA Europe Academic/Student Sub-Committee and the AIDA Europe Scientific Council merged to become the AIDA Europe Scientific Committee.
The key features of AIDA Europe Scientific Committee's Mission are to:
- assist with the identification of the topics for the AIDA Europe Conferences;
- manage the books of the AIDA Europe Research Series for Insurance Law and Regulation;
- issue the AIDA Europe’s Calls for Papers;
- help develop young academic talents and manage the AIDA Europe Young Authors Awards ; and
- provide the content for, and support the management of, any other academic work.
The AIDA Europe Research Series on Insurance Law and Regulation is the first book series of its kind and area of specialization.
It comprises volumes on topics researched and written with an international, comparative or European perspective.
There are presently two books in the series:
Transparency in Insurance Contract Law (2019) and
InsurTech: A Legal and Regulatory View* (2020).
*open access to three chapters of the book on InsurTech is currently kindly funded by BIPAR | The European Federation of Insurance Intermediaries.
A third book is in prospect to be based upon the 2019 Call for Papers on the thematic: “Insurance Distribution Directive: A Legal Analysis". This will be the first book to be made fully open access courtesy of AIDA Europe sponsors.
Additionally, the AIDA Europe Scientific Committee is making further calls for papers unrelated to the AIDA Conferences/Young Authors Awards. Two books in the pipeline for publication in this series are on “Transparency in Insurance Regulation and Supervisory law" and "Insurance and Human Rights".
Five Calls for Papers/Young Authors Awards were issued/made by the AIDA Europe Academic/Student Sub Committee in connection with five successive AIDA Europe Conferences (the 2nd to the 6th) held between October 2009 and November 2016.
In June 2017 the AIDA Europe Scientific Committee issued the first of their Calls for Papers/made their first Young Authors Awards. For details of past calls and award winners - see side panel.
Latest Call for Papers:
March 2020: “The governance of insurance undertakings between corporate law and insurance regulation” Initially intended to be a Call for Papers in connection with the 9th AIDA Europe Conference (scheduled to be held in Zurich on 17-18 September 2020, but postponed owing to the Covid-19 outbreak) – see official
announcement – the Call is progressing according to the original timetable with the winners of Young Authors Awards being announced on 30 September 2020