The event will take place at the Square, Mont des Arts/Kunstberg, B-1000 Brussels.
Video recordings of the event and all its panels are available in panel descriptions at the links below.
After a welcome speech by Roberto Viola, Director General, DG CONNECT, the DSA Stakeholder event will commence with an opening plenary panel addressing the critical issue of social media's impact on young people's mental health and exploring evidence-based insights and the responsibilities of online platforms. It will be moderated by Lauren Mason, Policy and Advocacy Manager at the European Youth Forum and speakers include Professor Grégoire Borst, University of Paris and Professor Patti Valkenburg, University of Amsterdam .
Choose from a diverse selection of 14 engaging workshops each exploring different facets of the DSA. All workshops will be accessible through online streaming.
- The morning sessions will address topics such as gender-based violence, online marketplaces, mental well-being, privacy, and data science.
- During the lunch workshops, we will delve into online hate and extremism, intellectual property rights, protection of minors, global implications of the DSA, and data access for researchers.
- The afternoon workshops will cover themes such as freedom of expression and media pluralism, dark patterns and advertising, disinformation, as well as risk assessments and algorithms.
In the closing plenary, the focus will shift to the systemic political risks posed by social media platforms to our democratic values and processes. This session will be moderated by Rita Wezenbeek, Director Platforms, DG CONNECT and will take stock of the lessons learned in the last years, including achievements and remaining challenges for policymakers. Speakers include Professor Michael Bang Petersen, Aarhus University, Anna Gielewska, journalist investigating organised disinformation and Alicia Wanless, Director of the Partnership for Countering Influence Operations at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
Engage in a forward-thinking exchange on how the Digital Services Act can foster a vibrant, egalitarian, and inclusive online democracy placing protection of fundamental rights firmly at the core.
Recordings of the event, including the workshops will be published after the event is finnished.
Be a part in shaping the future of digital services.