22 March 2021

Call for Papers

International conference: Regulation of abusive informal debt collection practices - could the scandinavian model serve as a model for EU regulation?

The conference follows up on two previous successful events. The first is the 2018 international conference titled “The Responsible Consumer in the Digital Age – International Nordic Perspectives in Consumer Financial Protection” that resulted in the publication of a special issue of Tilburg Law Review. The second is the 2019 international conference “Fair and Non-Discrimination Access to Financial Services” which resulted in a number of videos and podcasts totalling over 4000 views and a collaborative monograph published in 2020. 

The conference will gather a strong core of highly accomplished scholars and practitioners whose experience in financial services and consumer law enables them to address one of the more important challenges of our time: providing an adequate level of consumer protection against abusive IDCPs, without hindering the right of creditors to recover their debts.

The conference and publication output will expand legal knowledge concerning all the above by addressing the systemic differences between EU Member States, sharing experiences and identifying answers to common challenges posed by abusive IDCPs. Thus, the conference will enable participants to make a first, big step and lay the foundation for solid research and long-term academic cooperation in the field in the EU. 

Call for Papers

International conference: Regulation of abusive informal debt collection practices - could the scandinavian model serve as a model for eu regulation? (pdf)

The conference welcomes proposals/contributions. Proposals must be submitted with a suggested title, author’s name and affiliation, an abstract not exceeding 500 words and an indication of the panel, by email to Catalin Gabriel Stanescu (catalin-gabriel.stanescu@jur.ku.dk) until the 8th of May 2021. The final decision will be communicated to the authors by the 15th of May 2021.

The choice of proposals will seek to ensure a balanced representation of the various aspects of the conference theme and ensure a wide representation of jurisdictions. Contributors are expected to submit a full draft paper for the conference by the 1th of September 2021 and a final version no later than by the 30th of October 2021.

There is no registration fee for conference speakers. Lunch, tea & coffee and refreshments will be provided for all participants during the conference. Speakers will also be invited to our speakers’ dinner free of charge. The conference envisions full coverage of funds for travel and accommodation for all participants.