Upcoming Event: Sharing Economy. The challenge of balanced regulation

Photo credit: Uber & AirBnB Logos

The ‘Sharing Economy’ has created a new environment for ‘traditional’ businesses. Internet platforms and the proliferation of smart technologies have led to lower transaction costs for service providers and users. Ratings and reviews have resolved the problems of information asymmetry. In the transport industry this has contributed to disruptive changes and challenges for licensing and regulation. While the Sharing Economy has increased competition and lowered prices, these businesses fear for their long established modus operandi.  Regulation has turned out to be one of the major challenges in the field of the ‘Sharing’ or ‘Collaborative Economy’. EU Member States have handled this issue quite differently from each other.

The key question is how to achieve the right balance between public regulation, self-regulation and no regulation at all. Is uniform regulation throughout the EU desirable?

Policy practitioners, as well as experts from the field will come together for the launch of the 4Liberty Review dedicated to the ‘Sharing’ or ‘Collaborative Economy’, to discuss the challenges and opportunities ahead.

Please register for this event by 27 February 2017 at http://tinyurl.com/zdre762

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Registration & Light Lunch: 11:30h

Event: 12:00h – 14:00h


Attention! Event will NOT take place at the FNF Europe premises.

Venue:  Hotel Silken Berlaymont, 11-19 Boulevard Charlemagne, 1000 Brussels, Belgium


Hans H. Stein

Director, European and Transatlantic Dialogue Program Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom


Dita Charanzova, MEP


Maté Hajba

Content Editor of 4Liberty Review

Director of the Free Market Foundation, Hungary

Roland Werner

Head of Government Affairs & Policy DACH


Guillermo Beltrá

Head of Legal and Economic Department

BEUC – The European Consumer Organisation


Maxim Hauk

Lawyer & Consultant media & ICT

Secretary of the German Liberal’s Federal Committee for Media, Internet & Digital Agenda

Please note that upon registration you will be forwarded to a Google Drive sheet. Should you wish to register with us directly please send an email to register.brussels@fnst.org. Photographs will be taken at the event for use on the FNF website, social media, in the press, FNF marketing materials, and other publications. By entering this event, you consent to FNF photographing and using your image and likeness.