On 20 January 2014, EIOPA published a webpage on the EU-wide insurance sector stress test to take place in 2014. The key objective of the stress test is to examine the strength of insurers using a mix of historical and hypothetical scenarios. The stress test will involve close cooperation with national supervisory authorities, which will identify and contact suitable participants. The webpage includes a timetable for the stress test with consultations scheduled for March 2014.