On 14 October 2021, as part of its 54th biannual meeting, EPRA organised an online session entitled "Cross-sectoral cooperation between regulators". Following up the joint event "Working together - Why does it matter?" organised with the Independent (Telecommunications) Regulators Group – IRG – in July, this plenary session aimed to delve further into the challenges of cooperation from an institutional and a thematic angle.
The first part of the meeting, dedicated to the institutional framework of cross-sectoral cooperation, discussed the challenges and opportunities raised by the forthcoming Digital Services Act (DSA).
The second part of the meeting focused on specific areas where cross-sectoral cooperation has proven to be crucial: elections & disinformation and online harms.
Key lessons for audiovisual regulators:
Check out the EPRA background document for an introduction to the topic, key points from the discussion, link to an introductory video as well as a list of selected resources to further explore the issue of cross-sectoral cooperation.
Moderated by Michèle Ledger from Cullen International, the session gathered:
The first panel: The institutional framework of cross-sectoral cooperation
The second panel: Spotlight on specific areas of cooperation
Elections & disinformation/online political advertising:
Online harms: case-studies on coordination between media regulation, competition and consumer protection policy areas