Summer Courses

Summer Course on European Platform Regulation 2024

The EU is becoming a world leader in platform regulation. In this week-long summer course, we will offer a deep dive into the law and policy of the ground-breaking Digital Services Act, as well as other legislation aiming to reform the laws for online intermediation and the digital economy (e.g. the Digital Markets Act). Hosted in Amsterdam by the Institute for Information Law (IViR) and its DSA Observatory, the course will be taught by an international roster of leading experts, including academic specialists, legal practitioners, and professionals in government and in the non-profit sector.

The course will extend over a period of five days from July 1 to 5, 2024.

Goals of the course:
At the conclusion of this course, participants will be up to speed on key developments in the regulation of online platforms under EU law, covering a variety of different legal instruments and with a particular focus on the new Digital Services Act. They will have studied the legal substance of this regulatory framework, as well as its legislative history and the roadmap for its future implementation and enforcement. Participants will also have had the opportunity to expand their networks and connect with other professionals and experts in the field. In addition, they will receive access to a set of course materials containing current and relevant resources on platform law and regulation.

Our seminar format aims to promote interaction between participants and faculty, and, over the course of five days, allow for a more thorough examination of the subject than is possible at most professional conferences. By combining theorists and practitioners, we aim to connect deep reflection and technical expertise with practical, actionable insight.

Faculty:
The course will be taught by an international roster of leading experts, including academic specialists, legal practitioners, and professionals in government and in the non-profit sector. Our seminar format aims to promote interaction between participants and faculty, and, over the course of five days, allow for a more thorough examination of the subject than is possible at most professional conferences.

Confirmed faculty include (in alphabetical order):

  • Naomi Appelman, University of Amsterdam;
  • Remy Chavannes, Brinkhof;
  • Rachel Griffin, SciencesPo Paris;
  • Joris van Hoboken, University of Amsterdam;
  • Martin Husovec, London School of Economics;
  • Daphne Keller, Stanford University;
  • Kate Klonick, St John’s School of Law.
  • Paddy Leerssen, University of Amsterdam;
  • Benoit Loutrel, ARCOM France;
  • Irene Roche Laguna, European Commission
  • Yoel Roth, University of Pennsylvania & Carnegie Endowment for International Peace;
  • Alexandre de Streel, University of Namur;
  • Folkert Wilman, European Commission;

The list of faculty will be updated as the programme becomes final.

Organisers:

  • Joris van Hoboken, Associate Professor, Institute for Information Law, University of Amsterdam.
  • Paddy Leerssen, Postdoctoral Researcher, Institute for Information Law, University of Amsterdam.
  • Ilaria Buri, Researcher, Institute for Information Law, University of Amsterdam.

Timing and location:
The course will extend over a five-day period from July 1 to 5, 2024 at the Institute for Information Law, at the University of Amsterdam’s Roeterseiland Campus in the center of Amsterdam.

How to apply:
Owing to the many applications we received for our first edition, the EPR summer course is now introducing a brief selection procedure.

To apply, please fill in the following form.

For the best chance of securing a spot, we encourage you to apply before 19 April 2024. We plan to start issuing our first acceptance decisions soon after this date.

Certificate:
At the close of the course, each participant will receive a Certificate indicating completion of the programme.  Dutch lawyers can also obtain NOvA credits (see here for instructions).

Fee:
The tuition fee includes the course participation and seminar materials:

  • Regular Fee € 2250;
  • Reduced Fee: € 1500 (public sector & senior academics (assistant/associate/full professors);
  • Reduced Fee: € 950 (civil society/non-profits & (selected) PhD students/postdocs).

Contact:
Paddy Leerssen
dsaobservatory-ivir@uva.nl