Jean Monnet Chair – first year of the project

21 lipca 2023



Jean Monnet Chair – the first year of the project is now finished!

The first year of the Jean Monnet Chair project has been a remarkable journey, and we would like to extend our warmest greetings to everyone involved. As we wrap up this year, we express our heartfelt gratitude to our Jean Monnet Team as well as collaborators – students and doctoral candidates – for their dedication and contributions!


Throughout the year, the project involved various activities such as classes, seminars, guest lectures, a webinar and a conference panel, all aimed at advancing our knowledge on the issues at the intersection of the digital sphere and EU law. Now, as the year comes to a close, it is time for a comprehensive summary. We are delighted to present a concluding presentation that encapsulates the achievements and progress made throughout the entire year of the Jean Monnet Chair project.




Dissemination of the project and plans for the future

We eagerly look forward to the next year, expecting numerous new initiatives impacting our students and scholars. We anticipate fruitful collaborations and the opportunity to continue advancing our research and teaching in the field of the digital market and flow of information.

The project was presented at the joint research seminar of the Faculty of Law European University Viadrina and the Faculty of Law and Administration Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan. The objectives of the project were discussed with the perspective of feedback and support from the German colleagues, particularly on the upcoming handbook (2024) and the planned international conference (2025).


Recent research activities in the international dimension

With the end of classes in June, more time could be spent on the research aspects of the Jean Monnet dig_INFlow Chair.

In July, prof. UAM dr hab. Katarzyna Klafkowska-Waśniowska discussed the concept of the due diligence, with respect to both, due diligence obligations introduced by the Digital Services Act, and the diligent actions of online platforms, at the research seminar of the European New School of Digital Studies. The objectives of deepening the understanding of the content moderation and information flows in the digital, “platformed” environment, where the cornerstone of the discussion, as well as the inquiry, whether the DSA brings actually any new approach and new quality from the normative perspective, with the potential to affect the rules of the game established contractually and technically.

On Saturday, 8th July, at the very early morning prof. UAM dr hab. Katarzyna Klafkowska-Wasniowska delivered a special address to the data protection experts and enthusiasts, at the New Delhi workshop on Mapping Data Protection Expectations: A Glimpse of the EU GDPR and India’s Data Protection Framework, organized by the Jean Monnet chair of prof. Indranath Gupta.

In her lecture, prof. Klafkowska-Waśniowska explained why the EU GDPR is a milestone from the EU legislative perspective, in focusing on the effective protection of the right to privacy and personal data protection, with the market objectives in the background, in affecting national legislation and market,  as a regulation imposing obligations directly on service providers, and as a “general” regulation, interacting with other EU legislative measures, particularly those contributing to the emerging “platform law”, such as the provisions on video-sharing platform services, online content sharing platform services, the Digital Market Act and the Digital Services Act.

Both hybrid research and workshop meetings were an excellent opportunity to advance the research at the intersection of the economic goals of the digital single market and protection of fundamental rights, namely freedom of information and privacy, and discuss it at the international level.