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Digital Workshop on Trade Unions in Fintech

UNI Europa, Nordic Financial Unions and Gothenburg University are pleased to invite you to the first workshop of the EU-funded reserach project on the impact of Fintech companies in the European financial sector and the role for trade unions in this new environment.

This includes initiating discussions about working conditions in the sector as well as skills requirements, collective agreements and mapping what initiatives have been taken by trade unions to find a place in the sector.

The project is focused on the situation in Denmark, Estonia, Sweden and the Netherlands, but aims to develop data and recommendations applicable for all European countries.


  • Welcome address

  • Fintech Action plan and the role for regulation in the Fintech space - Peter Kerstens, Adviser on Technical Innovation and Cybersecurity, DG FISMA

  • Job opportunities and labour relations in the Fintech sector - Louise Grabo, Secretary General, Swedish Fintech Association

  • Presentation of the research approach and preliminary results of the project - Bertil Rolandsson, Senior Lecturer, Gotheburg University Department of Sociology and Work Science and Bengt Larsson, Professor of Sociology, Gothenburg University Faculty of Social Sciences

  • Presentation of the Estonian Fintech scene and reflections on national labour relations - Jaan Masso, Programme Manager, University of Tartu Faculty of Economics and Business Administration

  • Q&A Session

  • Panel discussion about working in the Fintech sector and the role of trade unions in this new setting - Michael Budolfsen, President, UNI Europa Finance, Jens Thau, Chairman of EBF-BCESA, and Gilles Gravier, Director and Senior Advisor on Open Source and Blockchain Strategy at Wipro and Co-founder of Why! Open Computing SA

  • Conclusions

Most importantly, we want to hear from you, what your thoughts and ideas are on the topic!

The online conference will take place on Zoom on Tuesday 16 February from 10.00 until 12.00 (CET). Interpretation for English and French will be available.

To register and receive the link to join the workshop please click here.

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