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Monday, 23 March

14.00 - 15.00

Registration and Welcome Coffee

15.00 - 17.00

Opening session

Chair: Andera Renda, CEPS, Chair of the Scientific Committee of EuroCPR

15.00 - 15.10


15.10 – 15:45

Keynote 1: Towards a Digital Single Market: Making most of the Internet economy

Anna Herold, European Commission


Keynote 2: The Market Dynamics of Platforms: Competition and innovation

Annabelle Gawer, Imperial College Business School

16:20– 16:55

Keynote 3: Internet TV in Europe

Janneke Sloetjes, Netflix

17.00 - 17.30

Coffee break

17.30 - 19.00

Session 1: Competition and industrial policies for an hyper-connected world

Chair: Richard Cawley, European Commission

Mergers and acquisitions in TV production, aggregation and distribution: challenges for competition, industrial and media policy

Tom Evens (iMinds-MICT, UGent) and Karen Donders (iMinds-SMIT, Vrije Universiteit Brussel)

Discussant: Anastasia Constantelou, University of Aegean

Market definition and dominance on online search engines, social networks: Is EU competition policy up for the challenge?

Inge Graef (ICRI/CIR - KU Leuven – iMinds)

Discussant: Payal Malik, CPRSouth

19.30 - 22.00

Conference dinner at Restaurant L’Ultime hallucination

Tuesday, 24 March

8:30 - 9.10

Registration and Welcome Coffee

9.10- 9.45

Keynote 4: The Public’s Interest in Digital Intermediaries

Robin Mansell, LSE and Former Chair of the EuroCPR Scientific Committee


The Plurality Dialogue

Chair: Damian Tambini, Director of LSE Media Policy Project


Natali Helberger, Professor of Information Law, University of Amsterdam

Simon Milner, Policy Director, Facebook UK, Middle East and Africa

Matthew Rogerson, Head of Public Policy, The Guardian Media Group

10:45 11:15 Coffee break
11.15 - 13.10 Sessions 2A and 2B

Session 2A – Regulation in the interest of users

Chair: Jean Pierre Chamoux, Université Paris Descartes

Protecting ePrivacy in the Digital Age - Towards a better scoping of the European electronic communications privacy framework.

Frederik Zuiderveen Borgesius (UVA) and Joris Van Hoboken (NYU)

Discussant: Achim Klabunde, EDPS

Governance of Algorithms: Options and Limitations

Florian Saurwein, Natascha Just and Michael Latzer (University of Zurich),

Discussant: Loretta Anania, European Commission

Playing hide-and-seek? A legal perspective on the complex distinction between commercial and editorial content in new digital advertising formats. Liesbeth Hellemans, Eva Lievens and Peggy Valcke (ICRI/CIR - KU Leuven – iMinds)

Discussant: Chris Marsden, University of Sussex

Session 2B – Audiovisual media and policy Chair: Ross Biggam, ACT Regulating the Gatekeepers: New bottlenecks in the distribution of media. Marko Milosavljevic (University of Ljubljana) Discussant: Martjin Poel, Technopolis Group Towards sustainable financing models for television production? Challenges for audiovisual policy support in small media markets. Tim Raats (iMinds-SMIT, Vrije Universiteit Brussel), Tom Evens (iMinds-MICT, UGent) and Caroline Pauwels (iMinds-SMIT, Vrije Universiteit Brussel) Discussant: Godefroy Dang Nguyen, Telecom Bretagne

Media diversity and new information intermediaries – A critical review from the perspective of information law, media economics, as well as audience reception and effects research.

Natali Helberger (UvA), Katharina Kleinen-Von Königslöw (University if Zurich) and Rob Van der Noll (SEO Economic Research)

Discussant, Damian Tambini, LSE

13.10 - 14.00 Lunch
14.00 - 15.40

International Session: New Competition Issues and International Comparison

Chair: Jean-Paul Simon, JPS Consulting

Over-The-Top Services: On Top of Regulatory Developments? Comparing EU and US Approaches to Ensuring Fair Competition, Consumer Protection and Net Neutrality in Relation to OTT Services.

Rob Frieden (Penn State University), Peggy Valcke (ICRI/CIR - KU Leuven – iMinds) and Sören Vandeweyer (KU Leuven)

Discussant: Jan Krancke, Deutsche Telekom

Competition Policy and Digital Intermediaries- An Indian Perspective, Payal Malik, (CPRSouth), Competition Commission of India

Competition or Partnership: Challenges and trends in the converged ICT eco-system,

Dr. Eun-Ju Kim, ITU

15.40 -16.10 Coffee break
16.10 - 17.40 Sessions 3 Session 3 – New Intermediaries, changing actors and business models Chair: TBC The new middlemen of the digital age: The case of cinema Pierre Jean Benghozi (Ecole Polytechnique Paris), Elisa Salvador (Ecole Polytechnique Paris) and Jean Paul Simon (JPS Consulting) Discussant: Sophie de Vinck, European Commission

Sketching the Outline of a Ghost: The Fair Balance between Copyright and Fundamental Rights in Intermediary Liability Christina Angelopoulos (UvA) Discussant: Kristina Irion, UvA
17.40 – 18.00 Concluding remarks Andrea Renda, CEPS, Chair of the Scientific Committee of EuroCPR
18.00 – 19.00 Closing reception: 30 years of EuroCPR

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Important Dates

Call for papers
September 2015
Submission of abstracts
31 October 2015
Notification of acceptance
30 November 2015
Full paper submission
15 February 2016
EuroCPR Conference
14-15 March 2016