How Can We Make the Digital Services Act Work for SMEs?

thu25feb11:00thu12:30How Can We Make the Digital Services Act Work for SMEs?


(Thursday) 11:00 - 12:30

Event Details

An event organised by SME Europe with intervention form the EEA President, Marcin Nowacki.

European Union has set out the biggest update of digital regulations for around two decades, among which the proposals for a Digital Service Act (DSA) to standardize safety rules for online business. While DSA is mainly designed for big tech, it could potentially have an impact on SMEs and their ability to operate and scaleup freely across Europe if not designed in the right way.

Hosted by Ivan Štefanec MEP, Member of the IMCO Committee, President of SME Europe of the EPP; moderated by Michail Boni, MEP 2014-2019 Senator of SME Europe of the EPP, the virtual meeting saw such high level speakers as Arba Kokalari MEP, IMCO Committee Shadow Rapporteur on the DSA; Henna Virkkunen MEP, ITRE Committee Shadow Rapporteur on the DSA, Co-chair of the SME Circle in the European Parliament; Ricardo Castanhiera, Telecommunication and Digital Counsellor under the Portuguese Chairmanship of the Council of the European Union; Marcin Nowacki, Vice-President of the ZPP – Union of Entrepreneurs & Employers, Member of the European Economic & Social Committee; Victoria de Posson, Senior Manager Public Policy, CCIA Europe.

The summary of the event is available here. You can also watch a recording here. Programme available here.

Virtual Event Details

Event has already taken place!