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.



Click on the above book cover icons for details about the four books presently published in the series:

Transparency in Insurance Contract Law
InsurTech: A Legal and Regulatory View*
Insurance Distribution Directive: A Legal Analysis**
Transparency in Insurance Regulation and Supervisory Law.

*open access to three chapters of the book on InsurTech is currently kindly funded by BIPAR | The European Federation of Insurance Intermediaries.


**This is the first book to be made fully open access courtesy of AIDA Europe sponsors. Please click on the image of the book to gain access. 

Additionally, the AIDA Europe Scientific Committee is making further calls for papers unrelated to the AIDA Conferences/Young Authors Awards. A further book in the pipeline for publication in this series is on "Insurance and Human Rights".


In June 2017 the AIDA Europe Scientific Committee issued the first of their Calls for Papers. For details of past calls and those issued prior to 2017 by the AIDA Europe Academic/Student Sub Committee - see side panel.

Three Latest Calls for Papers:

  • June 2021: “Covid-19 and Insurance” – Academic papers are invited to be submitted on the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic in terms of legal aspects of the insurance contract, regulatory matters as well as upon specific insurance products.

    Theoretical, empirical and policy-oriented papers are all welcomed. Legal academics (including Ph.D. students), legal practitioners and policy-makers are invited to submit manuscripts approaching

    issues from a national, transnational, international or comparative perspective. Although the series has a predominantly legal focus, a multidisciplinary approach is welcome.

For suggested eligible areas, full information and submission details see the official announcement.

  • April 2021: “Beyond Insurance –The Wider Angle Viewpoint”. 21st century insurers have a growing impact on cross-sector service provision by making available to their clients a wealth of expert knowledge and experience in Big Data analytics. The call for papers is for a book which is to delve into the transition of insurers from suppliers of products consisting of risk coverage and/or investment opportunities to the provision of a variety of different services and ultimately to the provisions of solutions, by partnering with their clients so as to prevent failure, optimize their clients' operations and help them excel in their various economic sectors. The first deadline for the delivery of an abstract of 1-2 pages is before 31 October 2021, with a deadline to submit a final paper, if an abstract has been accepted, of 30 April 2022. 

For full information and the submission details see the official announcement.

  • March 2021: “Platform Economy and Insurance”. As digital online platforms have greatly impacted insurance contracts and business a call for academic papers has been made on this topic.  The first deadline for the paper submission procedure is the delivery of an abstract of 1-2 pages before 20 May 2021, with a deadline to submit a final paper, if an abstract has been accepted, of 1 December 2021. 

For full information and the submission details see the official announcement.


The AIDA Scientific Committee has continued the practice, started in 2009 by the AIDA Europe Academic/Student Sub Committee, of making Young Authors Awards.

The winners of the most recent Young Authors Awards for their responses to the March 2020 Call for Papers linked to the 9th AIDA Europe Conference – on the topic of “The governance of insurance undertakings between corporate law and insurance regulation”

  • Angel​o Borselli - “Insurance in M&A Transactions”

  • Jeremmy Okonjo - “The algorithmic future of insurance supervision in the EU: A reality check” (for his paper co-written with Andromachi Georgosouli)

Their papers will be published with the support of publishers, Springer in due course.

For a full list of previous winners of these Awards since 2009 – see side panel.

Present Chair and Members of AIDA Europe Scientific Committee:

Past Officers/Members of the AIDA Scientific Committee

  • em. Prof. Herman Cousy
  • Prof. Dr jur. Robert Koch
  • Dr Caroline Bell