2nd Conference on Platform Services in the Digital Single Market
Workshop on discussion draft of an EU Directive on Online Intermediary Platforms
Jagiellonian University, Cracow 7 – 8 April 2016
Christoph Busch, Hans Schulte-Nölke, Aneta Wiewiórowska-Domagalska, Fryderyk Zoll
The digital economy is increasingly shaped by platforms serving as modern marketplaces where customers can buy goods or book services. In their terms and conditions, platform operators usually emphasise their intermediary role as mere booking agencies or brokers, while customers perceive platform as the seller or service provider of the booked service.
In November last year a conference was held in Osnabrück, which discussed certain aspects of the platform economy, among others: the criteria for the assessment whether a platform is just an intermediary or a party to a sale or service contract concluded on a platform or what are the rights and obligations of the sellers or service providers are in relation to the platform. The participants of the conference decided to continue research on platform services to explore the field further, clarify – also by means of comparative law analysis – the extent of the need for regulation by the EU, and to draft an instrument that could possibly be used as a blueprint for a future EU regulation. The first draft, prepared and discussed by working teams will be put on discussion during the conference in Cracow.
Venue & Timeframes:
Thursday, 7 April 2016 Collegium Maius, Jagiellonska Str. 15, Room: Sala im. Michala Bobrzynskiego
Session from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday, 8 April 2016 Collegium Medicum, św. Anny Str. 12, Room: Aula Nowodworskiego
Session from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Participation is free of charge. The number of participants is limited.
To register please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
The workshop is organised by the Jagiellonian University as a part of the project “Made in Europe – European Legal Standards of Quality for Services on the Global Competitive Market” and is co-funded from funds of the Polish National Centre of Science (Project No.UMO-2012/04/A/HS5/00709).