BEREC events 2021

IIC/BEREC Telecommunications & Media Forum 2021

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Event location: online event

Application deadline: 25-05-2021

On 26-27 May 2021, BEREC and the International Institute of Communications (IIC) held a joint IIC/BEREC Telecommunications and Media Forum to discuss the steps needed to strengthen the digital capabilities of Europe, increase the resilience of the electronic communications market and close the digital divide.

The BEREC Chair Michel Van Bellinghen and the president of IIC Chris Chapman opened the two-day event. The recovery, resilience, and delivery of the Digital decade focused on the first discussion, followed by the topic on Digital Markets Act and Digital Services Act. During the panel discussion, the participants paid attention on the roles and responsibilities, effectiveness and future-proofing, and the international consensus in this regard. The first day of the event was conclude with the in-conversation session on Manipulative practices: Why they’re hard to regulate, but why we should.

On the second day, 27 May 2021, the Forum continued with the discussions on green growth, sustainability and information and communications technology (ICT) role in climate change. The distinguished speakers of the event also paid special attention to a paradigm shift for secure connectivity and critical infrastructure provision. The discussion between the BEREC Chair Michel Van Bellinghen and the acting Chair of the Federal Communications Commission (USA), Jessica Rosenworcel, concluded the two-day event.  

This online conference brought together statutory national regulators and industry in a collegiate, neutral setting to debate policy issues. 

Watch the recorded videos

Day 1

Welcome & Panel 1 - Recovery, resilience and delivering the Digital Decade

Panel 2 - Digital Markets Act (DMA) & Digital Services Act (DSA)-roles & responsibilities, effectiveness & future-proofing, international consensus

Panel 3 - Manipulative practices: Why they're hard to regulate, but why we should

Day 2

Welcome & Panel 1 - Green growth, sustainability & ICT's role in the climate change agenda

Panel 2 - Paradigm shift for a secure connectivity and critical infrastructure provision

Panel 3 - Keynote Conversation