This paper describes the vision of a European Exploratory for economics and finance using an interdisciplinary consortium
of economists, natural scientists, computer scientists and engineers, who will combine their expertise to address the enormous
challenges of the 21st century. This Academic Public facility is intended for economic modelling, investigating all aspects
of risk and stability, improving financial technology, and evaluating proposed regulatory and taxation changes. The European
Exploratory for economics and finance will be constituted as a network of infrastructure, observatories, data repositories,
services and facilities and will foster the creation of a new cross-disciplinary research community of social scientists,
complexity scientists and computing (ICT) scientists to collaborate in investigating major issues in economics and finance.
It is also considered a cradle for training and collaboration with the private sector to spur spin-offs and job creations
in Europe in the finance and economic sectors. The Exploratory will allow Social Scientists and Regulators as well as Policy
Makers and the private sector to conduct realistic investigations with real economic, financial and social data. The Exploratory
will (i) continuously monitor and evaluate the status of the economies of countries in their various components, (ii) use,
extend and develop a large variety of methods including data mining, process mining, computational and artificial intelligence
and every other computer and complex science techniques coupled with economic theory and econometric, and (iii) provide the
framework and infrastructure to perform what-if analysis, scenario evaluations and computational, laboratory, field and web
experiments to inform decision makers and help develop innovative policy, market and regulation designs.