As FERMA considers how to make European affairs more transparent for its members, executive manager Florence Bindelle attended an event in Brussels for the Young Insurers in Europe, intended to provide an insight into the workings of the major EU institutions, the impact of Brussels and the key issues that will affect the industry over the next few years.

Young Insurers in Europe is a collaborative programme launched in 2011 by the insurance industry across Europe to nurture the next generation of industry leaders. The programme is designed to prepare talented individuals for senior management by exposing them to the political, regulatory and economic issues that insurers face.

Around 100 insurers took part in the event in Brussels in October, mainly from the UK, France, Italy and the Netherlands, along with representatives from other insurance associations.

FERMA is also interested to see if the Young Insurers in Europe will be a good model to develop its own programme for young risk managers.