This year, CERRE has launched a new initiative to foster dialogue around the Digital Markets Act (DMA). In light of the European Commission’s recent designation of gatekeepers, this project aims to clarify the DMA’s most prevalent implementation and compliance issue through a series of ad hoc issue papers.
Last year, CERRE carried out an ambitious project delving into specific groups of obligations in DMA and the possible implementation challenges that might emerge, providing recommendations for enforcers of the regulation, the European Commission.
This time, CERRE has launched a new, multi-stakeholder initiative called the ‘CERRE Forum on the Digital Markets Act Compliance’. This novel project creates a neutral and trusted platform that facilitates dialogue amongst gatekeepers, business users, and the Commission to contribute to the practical and proportionate enforcement of the regulation.
CERRE follows a collaborative approach during the project: each topic is discussed at private workshops with the supporting stakeholders who openly discuss the most contentious implementation issues. As an output, a series of issue papers is produced by a group of leading CERRE academics from the Tech, Media, and Telecom practice, continuously published on the CERRE website.
The work is organised around three main building blocks: compliance indicators, technical principles, and the compliance process. The first issue paper of the project, the DMA output indicators, was released in July 2023, with issue papers on technical principles and the compliance process to follow later this fall. The project will be finalised with a public event in November 2023, where the academic recommendations will be presented.
The project is coordinated by CERRE Academic Director Alexandre de Streel, working alongside Academic Co-Directors Jan Krämer and Marc Bourreau, Senior Advisor Richard Feasey, and Research Fellows Amelia Fletcher and Giorgio Monti.
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