IDLaw 2021 - Conference on Innovation and Digitalisation in Law


It is our pleasure to invite you to the Conference on Innovation and Digitalisation in Law 2021. The conference will take place on March 1st and 2nd 2021 online (due to Covid-19 related travel restrictions).

The title of this year’s conference is ‘The Digital Services Act Package ­– Revolution or More of the Same?’. We are inviting experts from different legal fields to examine the proposals for a Digital Services Act (DSA) as well as the Digital Markets Act (DMA), to compare the legislative initiatives to the status quo and to discuss the future of digital services in the EU.

The programme will cover the proposals in various sessions, with one to two papers presented per session. In each session, a commentator will have the opportunity to react to the presentations, before the audience will be invited to contribute to the discussions. Researchers from the Department of Innovation and Digitalisation will briefly introduce the two proposals at the beginning of the conference and will also be responsible for moderating each session. On the second day of the conference, a panel debate with experts from different stakeholder groups on the topic 'The DSA and the DMA – change everything to change nothing?' will take place.

We are currently completing the programme, please find the latest version here.