Please note: Although we currently anticipate to organize the upcoming EARNet Symposium in
Amsterdam, we will modify the format to a virtual setting if needed in light of the COVID-19
pandemic. A final decision about this will be communicated before the submission deadline.
The European Auditing Research Network, EARNet, founded in 2000, intends to foster research and
exchange ideas among auditing scholars and researchers in Europe. Its primary objective is to promote
European auditing research, including supporting auditing researchers in their early career. EARNet also
aims to contribute to European policy-making in the auditing area.
The eleventh European Auditing Research Network Symposium will be held on September 10th
and 11th, 2021 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The Symposium is established as a major event in
Europe for presentation and discussion of auditing research papers. It also provides a forum for
academics, practitioners, policy-makers and standard-setters to discuss auditing research and current
issues in the auditing environment. The Symposium includes parallel sessions of presentation and
discussion of research papers, a plenary panel session, and a keynote speech. There will be a best paper
All paper submissions must be in PDF, anonymous, and accompanied by a separate Cover Sheet
with author information.
A Ph.D. Workshop will precede the symposium on Thursday, September 9th, 2021. The Ph.D.
Workshop aims to promote high quality auditing research among young European researchers. Feedback
on accepted Ph.D. proposals or Ph.D. related papers is provided by experienced international scholars in
auditing research. Papers can only be submitted either to the Symposium or to the Ph.D. Workshop!
Deadline for submission of papers to the Symposium and papers/proposals to the Ph.D. Workshop is
March 31st, 2021. All authors will be notified of acceptance by June 1st, 2021.
The conference fee of € 300 (Early Bird Registration until July 15th, 2021) or € 350 (Registration from July
16th, 2021 until August 30th, 2021) respectively, includes coffee breaks, lunches, opening reception, and
the conference dinner. Students whose paper is accepted for plenary presentation in the Ph.D. workshop
get a conference fee waiver. The Ph.D. workshop itself is free of cost.
The conference fee will be adjusted if the format would be modified to a virtual setting.
Kris Hardies, University of Antwerp
Christopher Koch, Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz
Lasse Niemi, Aalto University School of Business
Symposium Paper Submission: Kris Hardies, University of Antwerp
Ph.D. Workshop Submission: Anna Gold, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
EARNet General Secretary: Lasse Niemi, Aalto University School of Business