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Working Group on the Digital Single Market

12-10-2016 - 16:49

The IMCO Working Group (WG) on the Digital Single Market (DSM) restarted its activities on 02.03.15 under the Chairmanship of Ms Thun. Created in 2011, the WG led to the adoption of a number of parliamentary resolutions and became a key platform for in-depth discussion where Members of the EP, the EC, stakeholders and experts exchange views, identify new opportunities and challenges, remaining barriers and propose concrete measures to overcome them in order to make the DSM in the EU a reality.

The importance of the digital economy is widely acknowledged, and the EU has adopted numerous initiatives over the past years to promote the DSM and to exploit the growth opportunities offered by the digital economy. In the past few years, important progress has been made but, however, it is clear that the DSM is far from complete: business and consumers continue facing significant barriers that prevent them from reaping the full benefits it has to offer. The WG Group will continue pursuing its aim of advancing further towards completion of the DSM, unleashing its potential and capitalise on new business opportunities that the digital economy could bring to the EU.

WG Chair: Ms R. Thun Und Hohenstein (EPP)

Honorary Members: Mrs. V. Ford (ECR), Mrs. A. M. CORAZZA BILDT (EPP), Mr. R. Rochefort (ALDE), Mrs. C. STIHLER, (S&D), S. COFFERATI (S&D).

Future meetings: 20 June PM, 12 October AM and 29 November PM.

4th cycle of meetings: 12 October 2016

    Draft programme

Curriculum vitae

      Pr. Alexandre de Streel (University of Namur)


      Powerpoint presentation by A. Renda (CEPS)
      Powerpoint presentation by A. de Streel (University of Namur)
      Powerpoint presentation by U. Pachl (BEUC)

4th cycle of meetings: 20 June 2016

    Draft programme


      Powerpoint presentation by A. D. Williams (DEEP Centre)
      Powerpoint presentation by F. Simonelli (CEPS)
      Comments from B. Schmitz (Union Luxembourgeoise des Consommateurs)

4th cycle of meetings: 19 April 2016

    Draft agenda


      Powerpoint presentation by A. Dieke (WIK Consult)
      Powerpoint presentation by C. Kalla-Bishop (International Post Corporation)
      Powerpoint presentation by R. Brzoska (InPost)

4th cycle of meetings: 16 February 2016

    Draft agenda


      PowerPoint presentation by S. Herwig (Mindbase Strategic Consulting)
      PowerPoint presentation by R. Atkinson (Information Technology and Innovation Foundation)

4th cycle of meetings: 16 November 2015

    Draft agenda


      Position paper by Annick De Chaunac (Hermes)
      PowerPoint presentation by Annick De Chaunac (Hermes)
      PowerPoint presentation by Neil Pattemore (FIGIEFA)
      Powerpoint Presention by Laurianne Krid (FIA)

4th cycle of meetings: 28 September 2015

    Draft agenda

Powerpoint presentations

      Powerpoint presentation by Ursula Pachl (BEUC)
      Powerpoint presentation by Linda Griffin (King)

4th cycle of meetings: 26 May 2015

26 May 2015

      Draft agenda
      Powerpoint presentation by Despina Spanou (DG JUST)

4th cycle of meetings: 14 April 2015

14 April 2015

      Draft agenda
      PPT presentation by Paul De Bijl (Radicand Economics and Lexonomics)
      PPT presentation by Chris Sherwood (AllegroGroup)
      Feedback note

4th cycle of meetings: 02 March 2015

02 March 2015

      Draft agenda
      Powerpoint presentation by Edwin Maaskant (Gartner Consulting)
      J. Rifkin - A Smart Green Third Industrial Revolution - Digital Europe

3rd cycle of meetings: 5 June 2013

    Agenda: Concluding session: the way forward - strength, … for the DSM in Europe
    PPT presentation: Discrimination of the Consumers in the DSM (H. Schulte-Nölke)
    PPT presentation: Performance-Based Full Policy Cycle for DSM (London Economics)
    PPT presentation: New Developments of the DSM (A. F. van Veenstra - J. Scott Marcus)

3rd cycle of meetings: 16 May 2013

    Agenda: Putting in place key enablers to encourage business/consumers to make … (II)
    PPT presentation: The European Parcel Delivery Market (A. Lemmer)
    PPT presentation: Towards an integrated parcel delivery market (A. Kobe)
    PPT presentation: Copyright Law in the EU Digital Single Market (G. Mazziotti)

3rd cycle of meetings: 11 April 2013

    Agenda: Putting in place key enablers to encourage business/consumers to make use…
    PPT presentation: State-of-the-Art - Mobile Internet connectivity (Scott Marcus)
    PPT presentation: A Digital Single Market for ICT Business Services (Kupfer)
    PPT presentation: Building trust and consumer confidence (Kanellopoulou)
    PPT presentation: Price comparison tools: potential means for consumer (Lipman)
    PPT presentation: Grand Coalition for Digital Jobs (Ulbrich)
    Study: EU online Trustmarks - Building Digital - Confidence in Europe (EC)
    Comparing comparison sites (Consumer Focus)
    Study: Business communications, economic growth, competitive challenge (ECTA - INTUG)

3rd cycle of meetings: 7 March 2013

    Agenda: Promoting access to attractive legal offers of online products and services
    PPT presentation: Article 20(2) Services Directive (EC)
    The implementation of article 20.2 of the Services Directive (Fedil)
    PPT presentation: EU competition law, supply/distribution agreements (L. Peeperkorn)
    PPT presentation: The Implementation of Article 20.2of the Services Directive (ECCA)

3rd cycle of meetings: Draft calendar of meetings

    Draft calendar of meetings

3rd cycle of meetings: 31 January 2013

    Agenda: the potential of the digital single market for growth & jobs
    Intervention by Pablo Arias Eccheveria
    PPT presentation: E-Commerce developments in Europe (EMOTA)
    Briefing Note: Roadmap to Digital Single Market (Bolognini-Legovini)
    PPT presentation: Cross border experiences (Intrastores)

Resolutions related to the working group

    European Parliament resolution of 4 July 2013
    Motion for Resolution on "Completing the Digital Single Market"
    Amendments from other committees to Draft MoR "Completing the Digital Single Market"
    Amendments to the Draft Motion for Resolution: "Completing the Digital Single Market"
    Draft Motion for Resolution on "Completing the Digital Single Market"
    Resolution of 11 December 2012 'Completing the Digital Single Market'
    Resolution of 22 September 2010 'Completing the internal Market for E-Commerce'

Position papers

    Online intermediaries - impact on the EU Economy (EDiMA)
    Input for the working group on the DSM and e-commerce (EuroCommerce)

Past meetings

    Notice to Members and Working Document (Cycle 2)
    Conclusions of the Working Group - 22 June 2011 (Cycle 1)
    Notice to Members - 16 June 2011 (Cycle 1)