Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Juristische Fakultät - European Law School (ELS) — EULysses

Summer School of the European Law School

Please note that this is a private event.
  • Wann 11.07.2021 00:00 bis 17.07.2021 23:59
  • Wo Berlin
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Markets, Governance and European Law in the Algorithmic Era


Online platforms and intermediaries govern commerce and speech, exercising unprecedented influence over the market and the political discourse. The use of algorithms, managing information flows, analysing data, taking decisions, and carrying out transactions, has become an omnipresent reality which transforms capitalism and shapes the society of the 21st century.

As the world has become digital, algorithms have become the central tool to govern it. Digital hereby refers to the mode of storing information, algorithmic to its very use. Machine learning, at the core of many of the most influential algorithms, has provoked enthusiasm and optimism as well as concerns for the accountability and fairness of automated systems.

The European Union, passing the General Data Protection Regulation, has influenced laws and corporate practices world-wide and has established itself as a regulatory player to reckon with in the algorithmic era. Aspiring to respect pluralism among its member states while developing impactful solutions to global phenomena is one of the great contemporary challenges of the European project.

In this Summer School, we invite scholars to engage with Markets, Governance and Law in the Algorithmic Era and are especially looking forward to contributions which address opportunities and challenges for the EU to be a successful and influential regulator with regard to the aforementioned topics.


Program to the 2021 Summer School of the European Law School.