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Competition Policy & High-Tech Markets - Online!

How antitrust shapes the EU Digital Single Market

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 />
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 />
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?

The course will take place on MS Teams, which allows for a highly interactive online learning. Participants will be able to:

• See and interact with the trainers and their peers during the training sessions;
• Follow the lectures and presentations;
• Have access to interactive whiteboards;
• Take part in different activities in groups or together;
• Extend the interaction with fellow participants and trainers thanks to chat channels available throughout the duration of the course;
• Consult training material and resources uploaded in advance
All in all, it will create a unique virtual space for learning, networking and interaction.



12 Jul 2021 @ 09:00 am

14 Jul 2021 @ 05:00 pm

Duration: 2 days, 8 hours

Timezone: GMT +1:00


Online Webinar



Organised by

College of Europe

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