In 2013, the European Standing Committee of the Econometric Society decided to widen the scope of the meetings with an open call for submissions without any regional stratification. But the meeting was to retain its distinct identity with three main features:
- Scientific work of the best quality
- PhD students on the job market
- Close interaction between junior and senior researchers
The first European Winter Meeting of the Econometric Society in this new format took place in Madrid, Spain, in 2014.