JRC Science Hub Communities



The Community of Practice in Financial Research (CoPFiR) is a community established by the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre to bring together academic partners with common interest and expertise in the area of financial research.

In a world of increasing uncertainty and complexity, to support effectively the EU project and its policy initiatives, it becomes essential to make effective use of existing knowledge, share skills and methods, exploit synergies among researchers, as well as foster a stronger anticipatory culture.

The mission of CoPFiR is to strengthen the relationship between scientists and European policy makers and to promote research and collaboration on topics linked to Commission’s priorities, such as financial stability, with a well-functioning Banking Union, and capital markets, with the establishment of a Capital Markets Union.

CoPFiR partners collaborate by developing joint research activities and/or complementing their research agendas with the final aim to produce scientific evidence relevant to policy making.

The Community is currently composed of over 25 European universities and associations of universities, and the initiative remains open to additional interested academic institutions.