Welcome to EAA 2011

Dear Colleagues,

It is a great pleasure to invite you to attend the 34th Annual Congress of the European Accounting Association which will be held jointly by the EAA and the Faculties of Economics of LUISS Guido Carli University of Rome and the University of Siena. 

The Annual Congress will take place in Rome. The opening session will take place at the "Auditorium Parco della Musica" and the other sessions will be held at Luiss Guido Carli University in Rome on April 20-22, 2011.

We are delighted to provide another opportunity for our colleagues from all around the world to strenghthen the ties between themselves. Thus, we hope that it will help to promote our advancement in accountancy and finance through the exchange of views and ideas. 

Italy has been home to many European cultures, such as the Etruscans and the Romans, and later was the birthplace of the university and of the Renaissance, that began in Tuscany and spread all over Europe. Rome, with its more than 2.600 years of history and culture, is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Combining the splendour of its unique artistic, archaeoloical and environmental heritage with the fast-paced existence of a modern metropolis, it offers a wide choice of activities.

We are looking forward to welcoming you to the exciting city of Rome in April 2011.

The Doctoral Colloquium will take place in Siena on April 16-19, 2011. Siena is one of Italy's most famous tourist destinations. Each year on 2nd July and 16th August visitors are attracted to a celebration by the city's historical origins in the form of the traditional "Palio", a medieval horserace around "Piazza del Campo". According to legend, Siena was founded by Senio and Ascanio, the sons of Remus, whose brother Romulus founded Rome. Statues of the famous she-wolf nourishing the twin brothers Romulus and Remus can be seen throughout the city, evoking its link with Rome.

Angelo Riccaboni, Congress Chair
Giovanni Fiori, Deputy Chair