Akademikerne – The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations

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Akademikerne (AC)
Full name Akademikerne – The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations
Native name Akademikerne (AC)
Founded 1972
Members 313,000 (2014)
Affiliation ITUC, ETUC, TUAC, NFS
Key people President Finn R. Larsen
(Medical Doctor, Chief Physician, Anesthesiologist, MPA)
Office location Copenhagen, Denmark
Country Denmark
Website ac.dk

Akademikerne – The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations Danish: Akademikerne was founded in 1972 and is an umbrella organisation (one of the three national trade union centers) for 25 Danish trade unions.

Akademikerne has a membership of 313,000 and cooperates with the two other Danish trade union centers, i.e. the FTF – Confederation of Professionals in Denmark and the LO, The Danish Confederation of Trade Unions.

Members of the 25 trade unions of Akademikerne are typically employees with a higher education, i.e. a master's degree or a postgraduate education. Members of Akademikerne are e.g. lawyers, librarians, psychologists, dentists, veterinarians, pharmacists, high school teachers, medical doctors etc.

Akademikerne is affiliated with the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC), the Trade Union Advisory Committee to the OECD (TUAC) and the Council of Nordic Trade Unions (NFS).

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