What is the Competition Policy and High-Tech markets course?
The European Commission has set the priority to eliminate barriers that prevent Europe from fully reaping the benefits of the internet and digital technologies. As the Commission itself has stated, online barriers mean citizens miss out on goods and services, internet companies and start-ups have their horizons limited, and businesses and governments see immense foregone benefits in terms of competitiveness and productivity.
The Competition Policy and High-Tech Markets course serves for participants to understand how competition policy can be an effective tool to further the objective of a Digital Single Market in the European Union, promoting competitive markets, fostering innovation and generally enhancing market efficiency to the benefits of European consumers.
By attending the course, participants will discuss and gradually understand the power that competition policy can have as a transformative tool, prohibiting conduct that raises online barriers between different EU Member States, reviewing mergers or acquisition that could further strengthen market power on new technologies or ensure that companies do not use their dominance to reduce interoperability with a view to restrict competition. Moreover, participants will discuss the role of algorithms in cartels and in abuse of dominance cases, as well as the treatment of online markets in merger control.
This course also deals with antitrust and Intellectual Property, examining the latest cases and how antitrust enforcers should ensure that the application of competition law to IP rights does not result in affording less protection to these rights, which are fundamental to ensure innovation and growth.
Which methodology is used?
High level experienced professionals lead participants through a curriculum based on the latest developments and trends of competition policy in high tech markets.
To enhance the experience, the programme mixes regular classes, interactive sessions and a keynote speech/ dinner, which provide an ideal discussion platform between the participants and high-level experts from academia, industry and institutions. The programme is designed to be highly interactive. Active participation is required and a variety of workshops and case studies are scheduled. Networking opportunities are strongly encouraged throughout the course.
Different training methodologies are combined to guarantee a dynamic approach:
The course on Competition Policy and High-Tech Markets will enable participants to gain insights on the impact of competition policy on the EU Digital Single Market through interaction with prominent experts in the field.
Through this programme, participants will have an opportunity to:
12 Jul 2021 @ 09:00 am
14 Jul 2021 @ 05:00 pm
Duration: 2 days, 8 hours
College of Europe