SMEs Meet MEPs -
Exchange on the DSA
Focus on Northern Europe

@WORKSHOP FRIDAY, 29 OCTOBER, 9 AM CET (60 MIN)
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HOSTED BY HENNA VIRKKUNEN MEP

ITRE, TRAN & AIDA Committees; Rapporteur on the DSA in the ITRE Committee;

Co-Chair of SME Connect Platform Economy Working Group

ABOUT THIS WORKSHOP

Conceptualized like a roadshow delving into each European region and its specific potential, obstacles and challenges, this series of virtual discussions will put into contact policy makers, experts, and SMEs, to create a fruitful and constructive dialogue on the impact of upcoming digital regulation, namely the DMA and DSA, on the daily experience, operations and prospects of European businesses. The aim is to evaluate and assess in detail how each proposed amendment will shape the digital environment, with the ultimate goal of creating a forward-looking policy framework that allows growth and innovation without stifling Europe’s entrepreneurial spirit.

WELCOME & OPENING
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HENNA VIRKKUNEN MEP

ITRE, TRAN & AIDA Committees;

Rapporteur on the DSA in the ITRE Committee;

Co-Chair of SME Connect Platform Economy Working Group

KEYNOTES
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FREDRIK ERIXON

Director European Centre for International Political Economy (ECIPE)

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SEBASTIAN FELIX SCHWEMER

Associate Professor Centre for Information and Innovation Law, University of Copenhagen;

Advisor to the European Commission in relation to the Digital Services Act

DEBATE
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JOUNI LOUNASMAA

CEO, Finnish Startup Foundation

LUCIEN BURM (TBC)

Dutch Startup Association

TBA

DigitalLead (Denmark)

REACTION & CONCLUSION
CHRISTEL SCHALDEMOSE MEP (TBC)

IMCO & AIDA Committees;

Rapporteur on the DSA

MODERATION
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DR. HORST HEITZ

Chair of SME Connect Steering Committee