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Digital Services & Markets: Towards an open and competitive digital space for SMEs


On the 15 December 2020, the European Commission published two pieces of legislation that will update the rules for digital companies in Europe: a Digital Services and a Digital Markets Act, collectively known as the Digital Services Act package. In a nutshell, the Digital Services Act (DSA) focuses on illegal content. On the other hand, the Digital Markets Act (DMA) promises to tackle the dominance of large gatekeeper platforms like Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon and Microsoft (GAFAM).

During this DIGITAL SME Live episode, we will discuss solutions for a fair and competitive digital ecosystem. This will ultimately allow SMEs and a wider audience to gain first-hand insights about the proposals of the Digital Services Act package, which may substantially shape digital markets in the years to come.

There are two ways in which you can participate:

  1. Join the webinar to get a chance to ask your questions in person and interact with the experts!
  2. Follow the live-stream via our YouTube, Twitter, or Facebook pages.

See the agenda and register here.


Cyberwatching.eu is sharing with you its new post-webinar report from its 17th webinar on "Cybersecurity risk management: How to strengthen resilience and adapt in 2021". The webinar focussed on standardisation and certification, in particular in relation to the large European SME community with presentations from ECSO, which provided a policy setting to the webinar and key players such as SGS, and Cyberwatching.eu partners Digital SME Alliance and AON. And, shone the light on R&I research into the topic. Six R&I projects CyberSure, CUREX, GEIGER, PANACEA, RESISTO and SECONDO, presented their research in the field highlighting the risk management challenge they address, the key results and the main impacts of these results on European organisations (in particular SMEs).

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On 8 March, join CONNECT University in celebrating the International Women's Day 2021, together with Digital Single Market, Women4Cyber and ENISA, on an online session on "Women in Cybersecurity" at 14:00 CET.


Save the date: 9 March 2021, 11.00 – 12.30 CET

The Open Call Webinar organized by the TRINITY consortium will guide you through the application process for the TRINITY funding to give you all the instruments necessary to submit a competitive proposal! Don’t miss it.

Webinar Agenda

11.00 – 11.10 Introduction to TRINITY Open Call #2- Prof. Minna Lanz, Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Tampere University and TRINITY Coordinator.