The EIB has a cooperation agreement with CREDIT Network a network of universities aiming to promote research and training in credit risk and credit instruments. The EIB Institute supports and participates in the annual conference of CREDIT organized in Venice. The topic of the 2021 conference was Climate, Disaster, finance, Pandemic.

Since 2002 CREDIT Network cooperates on the development of projects and studies regarding credit risk via:

  • conferences dedicated to specific aspects of the credit risk modelling;
  • training activities including tutorials on credit risk;
  • a one-year CREDIT doctoral workshop for advanced Finance Doctoral Students;
  • a project Credit Risk Evaluation Designed for Institutional Targeting in Finance (CREDIT) to the People Marie Curie Actions under the Seventh Research Framework Programme (FP7).

The members of CREDIT are: Ca’Foscari University of Venice (Department of Economics), Tilburg University (Center for Economic Research), Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique – Délégation Paris A (Groupe de Recherche en Economie et Statistique), the London Business School (Institute of Finance and Accounting), Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (Department of Business and Administration), Intesa San Paolo (Risk Management Department), The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology of Zürich (Department of Mathematics), the European Center for Advanced Research in Economics and Statistics (Department of Economics and Solvay Business School), the Copenhagen Business School (Department of Finance), the Warsaw University of Technology (Faculty of Mathematics and Information Science) and BNP Paribas (Equipe Modèles Financiers).