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
Event: 12:00h – 14:00h
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
Content Editor of 4Liberty Review
Director of the Free Market Foundation, Hungary
Roland Werner (tbc)
Head of Government Affairs & Policy DACH
Guillermo Beltrá (tbc)
Head of Legal and Economic Department
BEUC – The European Consumer Organisation
Lawyer & Consultant media & ICT
Secretary of the German Liberal’s Federal Committee for Media, Internet & Digital Agenda
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