Academy – Euronext

We have partnered with the Academy – Euronext Group to offer executive virtual class room courses with discount for NEVIR members. As part of a leading pan-European market infrastructure at the centre of European capital markets, Academy’s main objective and activity is turning capital markets expertise into world-class training courses and programmes and making them relevant to the wider financial community of today and of tomorrow.

Investor Relations can be a complex and ever-changing topic, and one which is important to stay informed on in order to develop an impactful IR strategy. Conscious of this challenging complexity, Academy – Euronext Group, have designed an IR series of virtual courses and an Investor Relations Certification programme.

Academy trainings: benefits and values

As part of a leading pan-European market infrastructure, a “privileged  observatory” of capital markets dynamics, Academy  drives value in all its programmes and projects by:

  • Designing practical and hands-on lectures and groupworks held by IR experts from all over Europe
  • Conveying the specific EU regulatory framework focus
  • Providing an enhanced opportunity of peer-to-peer learning thanks to their engaging and interactive training approach
  • Offering diversity and richness of  best practices gathered from market players internationally

Academy – Euronext Group newly designed Certification Programme

Investor Relations Certification Programme

In 2022, for the first time, Academy – Euronext Group will launch its Investor Relations Certification programme. The Certificate released at the end of the training and at successful completion of the examination, aims at providing a qualification, recognised across EU markets as well as internationally. For those IR experts who are already working in the industry it may constitute a means to further develop competencies and to take their career to the next level.

The Certificate will equip successful candidates with the necessary knowledge, tools and competence to manage effective, fair and trustworthy communications between the company they work for and their shareholders and stakeholders.

The Master course is a four-phased programme developed around the following modules:

  1. Assessment – an online check-point to verify the participants’ level of knowledge on some fundamental topics
  2. Foundation courses – three online courses to get ready for the core curriculum. These courses will be mandatory for participants with identified knowledge gaps during the assessment phase
  3. Core Courses – 4 modules on the most relevant topics for an IR expert
  4. Final examination – an online examination and in-person delivery of a project work at Euronext Amsterdam offices

It will be delivered in a blended format (part in person and part on line) from April to July 2022

At successful completion of the full programme, delegates will be awarded the ‘Academy Certificate in Investor Relations’ by Academy – Euronext Group.

20 April – 7 July 2022, hybrid masterclass (online and in person)

Course fee: € 4,900

Academy – Euronext Group upcoming 2022 courses

Adopting effective ESG disclosure practices

Implementing effective ESG disclosure frameworks is nowadays the most important task for all the enterprises that have access to the international capital flows from different types of investments, especially SRIs. This course has been designed therefore to provide in-depth updates on Regulation and Disclosure practice as well as industry best practices and trends.

The following outcomes can be expected from this course:

  • Learn how to develop focused ESG disclosure practices against industry  standards,
  • Understand the industry changes and learn what the likely changes will mean for you,
  • Learn what investors, including Responsible Investors, expect from you and how best to engage with them,
  • Understand and deep dive on ESG reporting and disclosures (including the EU Directive 2014/95/EU on non-financial reporting, EU Guidelines on reporting climate-related information, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures).

27 – 28 September 2022, 2-half-day virtual classroom

Course fee: € 800

Investor Relations Fundamentals

This 4-half-day programme is designed to equip IR teams with the necessary tools and techniques to build and manage effective, fair and trustworthy communications between the company and its shareholders and stakeholders.

Delegates will be exposed to learn:

  • How to develop a focused IR strategy Benchmark your own IR practices against industry standards
  • How to get the best out of your “IR toolkit”
  • What drives investors’ investment rationale and how to use this to enhance your company’s equity story and value

19, 20, 26, 27 October 2022, 4-half-day virtual classroom

Course fee: € 1,250

This training programme is addressed to:

  • New joiners in IR teams
  • IR professionals
  • Communication and PR  Managers of listed and listing companies
  • Of listed companies
  • Financial analysts

Benchmarking effective IR practices

The programme covers the latest developments in the use of technology and social media to build closer relationships with investors, changes in critical aspects of the day-to-day role of IR. The training offers a wealth of real-life case studies dealt with by well-known industry experts. The programme offers an opportunity to benchmark IR practices against the highest industry standards and to know about the most effective ways to engage with investors, including responsible investors.

The course is addressed to:

  • IR professionals
  • Communication and PR  Managers of listed and listing companies
  • Of listed companies
  • Financial analysts

22 – 23 November 2022, 2-half-day virtual classroom

Course fee: € 800

Experienced IR officers who would like to enhance the development of their career and be awarded the Academy IR Certificate without attending the full course, can register to the Examination only.

For further information and registration to Academy courses and Certificate, please visit Academy website: Academy – Euronext Group or contact the Academy team at and get 20% off for NEVIR members.