The Digital Services Act Package: Revolution or More of the Same?


1st March 2021


  • 13.00 - 13.20 - Opening speeches & Welcome Address

Christiane Wendehorst

Minister for EU and Constitution Karoline Edtstadler

Brigitta Zöchling-Jud (Dean of the Faculty of Law)

  • 13.20 - 13.40 - Overview: The Emergence of the DSA and the DMA

Catherine Altobelli and Sebastian Schwamberger

  • 13.40 - 14.50 - Session 1: The Digital Markets Act

Alexandre de Streel (University of Namur)

Alex Ruiz Feases (Tilburg University)

Moderated by Nina-Maria Thomic 

Commented by Bertin Martens (European Commission)

 Coffee Break

  • 15.10 - 16.20 Session 2: DSA – Exemption of Liability of providers of intermediary services

Christoph Busch (University of Osnabrück)

Vanessa Mak (Leiden University)

Moderated by Yannic Duller

Commented by Jan Penfrat (EDRi)

  • 16.20 - 17.30 Session 3: DSA – Due Diligence obligations for a transparent and safe online environment I

Teresa Rodríguez de las Heras Ballell (University Carlos III of Madrid)

Christian Twigg-Flesner (University of Warwick)

Moderated by Jakob Hirtenlehner

Commented by Aleksandra Kuczerawy (KU Leuven)

2nd March 2021


  • 13.00 - 14.10 - Session 4: DSA – Due Diligence obligations for a transparent and safe online environment II

Werner Stengg (Senior Expert in the Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager - European Commission)

Gerald Spindler (Georg-August-Universität Göttingen)

Moderated by Žiga Škorjanc

Commented by Aneta Wiewiórowska-Domagalska (University of Osnabrück)

  • 14.10 - 14.50 - Session 5: DSA – Implementation, cooperation, sanctions and enforcement

Hans Schulte-Nölke (University of Osnabrück)

Moderated by William Field-Papuga

Commented by Petra Leupold (Johannes Kepler University Linz)

Networking Break on Gather Town

  • 15.35 - 16.55 - Panel discussion: The DSA and the DMA – change everything to change nothing?

Lukas Gottschamel (Zara)

Ursula Pachl (BEUC)

Semjon Rens (Facebook)

Erika Ummenberger-Zierler (BMDW)

Rania Wazir (Vienna Data Science Group)

Moderated by Christiane Wendehorst

  • 16.55 - 17.00 Closing Remarks

Nikolaus Forgó