The objective of the seminar is to evaluate the current state of play of research and innovation policies for achieving the sustainable development goals (SDGs) in Europe, and also how they can be aligned further with the SDGs.
Traditional media – such as DVDs, CDs and even vinyl – while not entirely surpassed are increasingly giving way to streaming services, a trend that demands amongst other things the availability of ubiquitous broadband.
Following a series of public consultations (e.g. on the review of the telecoms regulatory framework, online platforms and broadband), the European Commission is scheduled to adopt revised telecoms rules in September 2016.
The European Commission released its proposal for changes to the AVMSD on 25 May. We now expect a period of intense debate and lobbying that will be largely dominated by voices from the larger, longer-standing EU member states.
The seminar, organised with the support of the Friends of e-Conomics, will explore the challenges to competition policy arising from the digital economy. On one hand, digital services and their network effects promote concentration of markets.