Call for Volunteers – Field Test European Single Electronic Format (ESEF)

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) is specifying the electronic format in which annual financial reports from 2020 will have to be prepared. In order to assess whether the draft rules are practicable and to determine to which extent they have to be improved, ESMA is organising field tests with interested stakeholders.

The field tests will consist of transforming annual financial reports by issuers to Inline XBRL instance documents, according to ESMA’s draft ESEF specifications. ESMA is seeking participation from issuers on European regulated markets from all industries preparing IFRS consolidated financial statements  and software vendors.

Timeline and contact details: Applications are welcome by Friday 14 July. Several workshops will be held from the end of July until the end of August. ESMA will provide interested issuers with a list of possible dates. Issuers and software vendors interested in participating in the field tests are invited to contact

Openfiling (Open Community of practice for filing and XBRL with Open Source) launch its Call for Volunteers. The Arelle Open Source XBRL Platform (2010), the Really Easy Converter between Excel and XBRL (RECEX, 2011) and volunteer collaborators/tions are welcomed! Contact:

EIOPA meet the market 2017

During the upcoming Eurofiling XBRL Week in Frankfurt, EIOPA is organising a new Meet the Market session to discuss with knowledgeable market participants the current status of the Solvency II taxonomies and documentation.
Do you want to be there?


ESMA Meet the Market

During the upcoming Eurofiling XBRL Week in Frankfurt, ESMA is organising a Meet the Market session to discuss with knowledgeable market participants its preliminary working drafts of both the draft regulatory extension taxonomy and the filing rules. Participants will be able to familiarise themselves on beforehand with the material.

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Eurofiling XBRL week 2017XBRL, SDMX, ISO20022 & interoperability of standards


semic 2017

SEMIC 2017: Data and Information Management

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.   See full conference anounce



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