Ethics, Fincrime and Cybersecurity – a Stakeholders Approach

Aim of the Conference
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Description of the Event: Core Group and Working Group Meeting in Cluj-Napoca

Embark on a journey of collaboration and innovation at our upcoming event in Cluj-Napoca! Join us for an enriching experience aimed at fostering cooperation and driving impactful change within our esteemed community.

At the heart of this gathering lies the pivotal task of updating our Stakeholders Strategy, a collective effort to navigate the ever-evolving landscape of digital finance and artificial intelligence in finance. Together, we will chart a course towards greater inclusivity, sustainability, and resilience in the face of emerging challenges.

But that's not all. As we convene, our dedicated teams will embark on drafting the fourth annual report, a testament to our collective achievements and aspirations. Additionally, we will delve into the intricacies of crafting country reports, each a testament to the diverse scientific accomplishments fueling our progress.

Delving deeper into the agenda, participants will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in critical discussions surrounding Ethics, Fincrime, and Cybersecurity. Through focused working group sessions, we will navigate the complexities of these pressing issues, seeking innovative solutions to safeguard our digital ecosystems.

Furthermore, our commitment to effective communication and outreach will take center stage as we explore the contours of a new Science Communication strategy. Together, we will harness the power of storytelling and engagement to amplify our impact and inspire broader societal change.

As we gather in Cluj-Napoca, let us seize this moment to redefine the boundaries of possibility. With a meticulously planned agenda and a shared vision for the future, this event promises to be a catalyst for transformative action. Join us as we embark on this collective journey towards a more inclusive, equitable, and sustainable future.

Associated GP Goals:

  • Update the Stakeholders Strategy of the Action
  • Write a position paper and roadmap on mitigating risks connected with the increased use of digital assets
  • Write the fourth annual reports
  • Write one country report per country on the scientific achievements

Aim of the Conference

BBU Cluj-Napoca Event: The event will take place at the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Universitatea Babeș-Bolyai, in Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

The aim of the conference is to facilitate a joint two-day event involving the MSCA (Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions) Digital Finance Network and the European COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) Action on Fintech and Artificial Intelligence in Finance. The event aims to bring together experts and stakeholders to discuss the Stakeholders Strategy. Additionally, the fourth annual report will be drafted, along with a minimum of 5 country reports.

Detailed Agenda

April 24, Morning: MSCA Executive Board Meeting (10:00 to 11:30 RO time / 9:00 to 10:30 CET) at the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Universitatea Babeș-Bolyai.

April 24, Afternoon & April 25: COST Action sessions open to all participants. These sessions will include a working session outside the city on April 24th to work on the country report and visit Salina Turda, followed by dinner near the Salt Mine.


The event will be hosted in person at Universitatea Babeș-Bolyai in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, and online via Zoom for remote participants.

The Zoom meeting for the COST FinAI Cluj-Napoca 2024 on April 24, 2024, starts at 11:45 AM Bucharest time.

Join the Zoom meeting here.


Registration and Logistics

Participants are invited to register their attendance by responding to a provided form here.

The MSCA Executive Board Meeting venue is located at the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, with the address str. Teodor Mihali, 58-60, Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

Recommended accommodation is at the Univers T Hotel here, which is the nearest hotel to the faculty.

For the afternoon session of April 24th, a COST working session will be held outside the city, including a visit to Salina Turda here, and dinner nearby.

Event Schedule (RO time- EEST, CET+1):

  • 24th of April 11:45 - 13:00 Core group meeting Room 118
  • 24th of April 14:30 - 17:00 Country reports working group
  • 25th of April 09:30 - 10:05 WGs and Diversity updates Rooms WG1 118, WG2 102, WG3 418, Diversity 419
  • 25th of April 10:15 - 10:45 Working session on D15 Room 118
  • 25th of April 10:55 - 11:30 Stakeholders Strategy Room 118
  • 25th of April 11:45 - 12:45 D7 working group Room 102
  • 25th of April 14:00 - 14:30 Science Communication working session Room 102
  • 25th of April 14:30 - 15:30 Fourth annual report working groups Room 102
  • 25th of April 15:45 - 17:00 Working group on the paper related to Ethics, Fincrime and Cybersecurity Room 102