Over the last years, EU legislation on digital governance has drawn the attention of different social sciences not only because of its broad impact but also because its effects extend beyond the EU borders. Key examples are the proposed Artificial Intelligence Act (AIA) and the proposed Data Act (DA) as well as the already adopted Digital Services Act (DSA), the Digital Markets Act (DMA), the Copyright Directive, the Data Governance Act, and the European Chips Act. This conference focuses on the externalization of EU fundamental values through legislation on digital governance (“the Brussels Effect”) and a broader impact of EU legislation on innovation policy. The event will take place in Brussels on 27-28 April 2023.

The aim of this conference is to invite early-career scholars from law, economics, management, information systems, political science, and digital humanities who are conducting research on digital governance to submit original and cutting-edge paper proposals. Selected papers will be discussed by senior scholars. We particularly welcome abstracts on the following topics (but other topics are possible as well):

● Regulation of digital platforms by the EU
● Standard-setting and access to data
● Regulation of AI in the public sector
● Transparency & IP
● Innovation & policy lifecycle
● Platform ecosystems
● Politics of datafication
● Digital rights
● Digital transformation and information systems
● Regional dimensions (including views from the outside on ‘Brussels Effect’ of EU
digital governance)
● Sectorial dimensions of the EU’s regulatory power (heath, public administration, etc.)
● (De)colonization of datafication processes.

Extended abstracts (300–500 words) and a one-page CV should be submitted by 15 November 2022 to y.kaspiarovich@rug.nl.

Further details are available in the call for papers.