The European Risk Research Network (ERRN) was initiated by a small group of accounting academics who met at a conference in the early 2000s and found they had a shared interest in risk. On the last evening of the conference they discussed creating a network and organising conferences dedicated to risk. Risk is an exceptionally broad topic, different disciplines examine risk in different ways and there are multiple facets to risk. The original founders of the network had a shared interest in risk disclosure, but they were clear that the ERRN should not be narrow in its outlook and should include risk researchers regardless of their area of interest. This is important as we can learn from one another, identify areas of overlap in our research and not become siloed in our thinking.
The European Risk Research Network (ERRN) was created out of these discussions and a submission was made to the EU for funding to initiate the network. In 2006, The EU awarded funding of €330,000 to create a pan-European research network and establish annual conferences under the theme of “Risk Management, Governance and Internal Control” / Marie Curie Conferences and Training Courses MGIC, Contract number (MSCF-CT-2006-046189)”.
The first ERRN conference was held at the University of Münster, Germany in 2007. This has been followed by conferences at universities across Europe, including  Italy, UK and Poland.
The excellence of the European Risk Conferences has been achieved thanks to outstanding efforts of the scientific committee with Sergio Beretta (University of Bocconi), Carlos Blancos (Universidad Complutense Madrid), Saverio Bozzolan (University of Padua), Kevin Dowd (University of Nottingham), Peter Kajüter (University of Münster), Philip Linsley (University of York), Philip Shrives (Newcastle Business School), Margaret Woods (University of Nottingham), Cristina Florio (University of Verona), Marco Papa (Univeristy of Bari Aldo Moro), Monika Wieczorek-Kosmala (University of Economics in Katowice).
The ERRN has grown since it was first established but still remains a relatively specialised conference and network where colleagues can easily interact with one another. It has also remained a supportive and friendly group of people who have a shared interest in risk.

4th European Risk Conference 2010
“Perspectives in Risk Management: Accounting, Governance and Internal Control”

September 13-15, 2010
Nottingham University Business School, United Kingdom

7th European Risk Conference 2016

September 15-16, 2016
University of York, UK

10th European Risk Conference 2023

September 28-29, 2023
University of Bari Aldo Moro, Italy