Since the EU wants to foster the growth of innovative solutions and European digital players the internal single market, there is a clear need for an EU wide framework for experimentation. How can we shape an EU framework of experimentation? What is the role of EU authorities to make this happen? At the same time, global and local Fintech hubs are thriving as never before; bodies, associations or informal networks are an important driving force behind the success of fintech but also as a window to the market. What role can they play in shaping a true European fintech ecosystem?