SUERF Colloquia are organised every eighteen months, alternatively in Spring and Autumn at various locations in Europe. Colloquia are devoted to a single central theme. Discussions take place on the basis of papers distributed well in advance of the Colloquium. Authors of papers are either invited or are accepted after submission of their paper in response to a widely published Call for Papers. Each Colloquium includes a number of Keynote Addresses given by people of distinction in European finance and the SUERF Marjolin Lecture.
Each Colloquium has a mix of plenary and Commission sessions. The central theme is split into smaller Commissions in order to discuss the papers on an intensive, specialised basis of 30-50 participants. The Colloquium concludes with a general debate on the policy issues that have arisen from the discussions in the Commissions. There are also ample networking opportunities for participants during the Colloquium.
SUERF colloquia have been organised in sixteen countries to date: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. Thirty Colloquia have been organised to date. Colloquia have attracted speakers including Central bank Governors, bankers, prominent academics and statesmen.