Programme for Focus Session IV

Tuesday, 24 September 2020, 11 am – 12:30 pm

Regulation and Responsibility of Video-Sharing Platforms

A focus session organized by the European Audiovisual Observatory (EAO)
Moderation: Maja Cappello (EAO)


11:00 am

Opening of the focus session

Opening of the focus session
Welcome by Susanne Nikoltchev, Executive Director, EAO
Opening and moderation by Maja Cappello, Head of Department for legal information, EAO


11:05 am

Introduction to the topic

The regulatory framework and practices related to video-sharing platforms (VSPs) in Europe:
Keynote by Jean-François Furnémont, CEO and Founder of Wagner-Hatfield


11:20 am

Panel discussion with interaction from

the audience

Setting the scene by Anna Herold, Head of the Audiovisual and Media Policy Unit, European Commission
Short presentations will be followed by a roundtable discussion with our panelists:

  • Luboš Kukliš, Board member of ERGA and Executive Director of the Slovak Council for Broadcasting and Retransmission (CBR)
  • Ania Helseth, Public Policy Manager – EU Affairs, Facebook
  • Marco Pancini, Government Affairs and Public Policy Director for Europe, YouTube
  • Alexandra Evans, Head of Child Safety Public Policy, Europe, Tik Tok
  • Sally Broughton Micova, Lecturer in Communications Policy and Politics, University of East Anglia

12:20 pm

Closing of the focus session

Wrap-up by Maja Cappello

Closing remarks by Susanne Nikoltchev