ETUC NETLEX Conference - Stockholm, Sweden

20-21 February 2019

Embla Meeting Room

7A Odenplan
Norrtullsgatan 6
113 29 Stockholm

Active language

English, French, Italian, Spanish, Croatian

Event details

Brussels, 8 January 2019

  • To the ETUC Netlex members


Dear Colleagues,

You are invited to the next ETUC Netlex Conference to take place on 20 and 21 February in Stockholm. The meeting will start on 20 February in the morning and will end on 21 February in the afternoon.

This year’s annual NETLEX conference will be held under the topic:

2019-2023: What does the future hold for EU labour law?

The Conference will update trade union and labour lawyers on recent and ongoing EU initiatives including the latest CJEU case law and the ETUC priorities for labour law for the next term of the European Parliament, 2019-2023.


Key topics are:

The right to organise and collective bargaining - state of play in Europe, what advancements can we make to improve the law on trade union rights, how can we counteract the growth of union busting tactics especially by law firms;

Definition of employer and a review of case law from affiliates on their successful cases on self-employed and bogus self-employed workers;

Employer Surveillance, Privacy, Dignity at work and ownership of workers data - proposals for legal protection, including update on the ethical Artificial Intelligence initiative and the ETUC Code of Practice/Conduct for trade unions compliance with the GDPR in respect of members data;

Key recent rulings from the CJEU;

A right to effective enforcement - how can we improve procedural law in favour of workers, what is a dissuasive sanction and how to provide appropriate compensation to employees who have suffered a breach of their rights;

Updates on legislative initiatives: Transparent and Predictable Working Conditions Directive; Whistleblowing; E-privacy and the European Labour Authority;

Treaty Change - is it a case of now or never.


Who should attend?

Legal experts and lawyers working in trade unions.


The following interpretation will be available during the meeting: English, French, Italian, Spanish and Croatian.

Conference venue

7A Odenplan – Embla Meeting Room

Norrtullsgatan 6

113 29 Stockholm


Please register here before 19 January 2019.


Should you require hotel accommodation in Stockholm, please note that a number of rooms have been blocked for participants at the Clarion Hotel Sign. The price negotiated is EUR 165 (including breakfast). As soon as you will get registered, you will receive an ETUC promo code. Kindly make your own hotel room booking directly with the hotel.

Beyond the deadline (on 19 January 2019) neither the availability nor the price of rooms can be guaranteed. Please note that the refund will be possible for a maximum of 2 nights.


Travel (for a maximum of EUR 350) and accommodation costs will be refunded after the event upon receipt of an invoice. Please find enclosed the accommodation and travel policy.

Practical details

Should you need any practical information, please feel free to contact Mrs Sarrah Bentahar ([email protected]).


Please also note that an additional meeting will be held on 22 February in Stockholm to discuss the ETUC proposal for a code of conduct for trade unions to comply with the GDPR in respect with trade union data.

This meeting is open to all members of the GDPR group, however, 5 places are remaining for the Netlex members. If interested, please contact Mrs Bezaye Girma ([email protected]for that meeting only.


I look forward to meeting you again at our annual NETLEX Conference.

Yours sincerely,

Esther Lynch

Confederal Secretary