European Commission consults on the ESAs


The European Commission (DG FISMA, Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union) has launched a public consultation on the way forward for European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs). These are the European Banking Authority (EBA), the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) and the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA). The aim is to identify areas where the effectiveness and efficiency of the ESAs can be strengthened and improved. A general review of the ESAs is foreseen for this year and mandated by their founding Regulations. The consultation will run until 16 May 2017.

… feedback from the Eurofiling community is very relevant !

More on this consultation via this link or straight to the questionnaire via this link

XEU Day in Amsterdam, February 16, 2017

Presentations available for the 18thXBRL Europe Day, hold on February 16th 2017



ESMA logoThe European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published a feedback statement setting out the digital format which issuers in the European Union (EU) must use to report their company information from 1 January 2020. It concludes that Inline XBRL is the most suitable technology to meet the EU requirement for issuers to report their annual financial reports in a single electronic format because it enables both machine and human readability in one document. (Press release here)

Trusted Open Data Ecosystems – Conference. Poznan 13-14 October 2016

Integrated global financial, capital and insurance markets are increasingly implementing trusted and accessible digital data systems. Open standards, technologies and methodologies enabling transparent and efficient business environments are becoming a global reality. Interconnected data ecosystems supervised by resilient mechanisms create a new market infrastructure facilitated by cutting-edge technologies. Are we already realising or going towards this vision? Join us in Poznan to hear international experts from regulatory authorities, technology and industry firms and academia debating the latest developments in the exciting data technologies universe.

The purpose of the TODE’2016 Conference is to enable participants to learn and discuss requirements, challenges and solutions necessary to achieve transparent, efficient and global, trusted, open data ecosystems, responding to nowadays market, regulatory, legal and technological developments. The conference sessions and panels will cross the industries of banking, insurance, pensions funds, investment firms, securities and other to enable connected view and analysis across legal, data and technological perspectives.

Speakers  (in alphabetical order): Aitor Azcoaga – European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority. Beju Shah – Bank of England. Czeslaw Jedrzejek – Poznan University of Technology. John Dill – VARSIC. John Turner – XBRL International. Karla McKenna – ISO Technical Committee 68. Katarzyna Wojtkiewicz – European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority. Maciej Piechocki – BearingPoint. Miroslaw Sopek – Makolab. Peter van den Hul – European Commission DG FISMA. Pierre-Jean Vouette – International Association of Insurance Supervisors / Bank for International Settlement. PJ di Giammarino – JWG. Sergey Ivliev – Lykke. Silvia Giacinti – European Central Bank. Yoshiaki Wada – NTT Data.

Three tracks covering regulations, data, technology and networks areas, will feature talks on ISO20022, LEI, XBRL, SDMX, DPM, Blockchain, Bigdata analysis and AI and above all on connected data ecosystems.

Last seats are (freely) available. Mandatory registration:

ESMA looks for XBRL expertise


The European Securities and Markets Authority is looking for XBRL expertise in seconded modus in view of elaborating the European Single Electronic Format (ESEF). More information online at this link.

Applicants should register before August 21st, 2016



XBRL WEEK IN FRANKFURT 2016 was a tremendous experience!
Around 200 participants from 30 countries shared views and experiences in more than 50 meetings and presentations held at the ECB premises in Frankfurt. The organisation warmly thanks the European Central Bank and its staff for having hosted the public events, the volunteers for all the work, the speakers for their contribution to the events and the audience for being there.

Presentations are available via this link.



SURVEY: XBRL software solutions in the European market


Time to get an overview of market-proof XBRL solutions which have an active customer base in Europe.

In order to feed this overview, Eurofiling gently requests XBRL tool vendors to follow the link and add software solutions to the list. In order to avoid erroneous information, any entry on the list will be reviewed by Eurofiling prior to publishing on the page.


On June 1, 2 and 3, 2016, the traditional XBRL WEEK will take place in Frankfurt, with:

  • 17th XBRL EUROPE DAY (June 1st)
  • Networking dinner, 70 € to be paid in cash (!) at restaurant (June 1st)
  • 22nd Eurofiling Workshop (June 2nd)
  • DPM/XBRL tutorials and dedicated meetings (June 3rd)
  • Academic Track (June 2nd & 3rd): XBRL readiness Call for Papers (closed since May 1st)

The community expresses its gratitude to the European Central Bank for hosting the public sessions. More information on the XBRL WEEK Event page.

Registration is closed.


Adjacent events:

  • May 30th full day, EIOPA.  Tool for undertaking (T4U) meet the market. Registration Closed, no fee
  • May 31st morning, EIOPA.  Solvency II XBRL Taxonomy “Meet-the-market”. Limited seats, no fee
  • May 31st afternoon, EIOPA. Internal XBRL Taxonomy Task Force meeting. Members only
  • June  1st full day: XBRL International Groups. Members and observers
  • June 3rd full dayEBA. Internal XBRL Subgroup meeting. Members only

Looking forward to meeting you in Frankfurt!


SEMIC 2016 – Semantic Interoperability

ISA programme of the European Commission

ISA programme of the European Commission

Data standards for interconnected Public Administrations.
“Use data standards or develop our data model from scratch?” This is a common decision information architects have to take. Data standards are key building blocks for information systems development. Practice is showing, however, that public administrations are often reluctant to adopt data standards that have not been developed by or for them in the first place.

ESMA, the answers to the public consultation on the ESEF


ESMA (the European Securities and Markets Authority) has published the answers to the consultation on the European Single Electronic Format (ESEF) at

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