CLA 2022 edition

Bocconi University – Milan, 28-30 June 2022

The Consumer Leadership Academy (CLA) is a free of charge immersive course designed to stimulate informed discussion from all sides of the major policy debates shaping the future of consumerism, with a particular focus on digital transformation and sustainability. The CLA brings together policy and thought leaders from around Europe for a series of lectures, seminars and panel sessions led by experts and grounded in academic research.


An intro to the first edition of the CLA

Runtime 1’10”

Giacomo Corti, International Development Manager at Bocconi University, introduces the Consumer Leadership Academy | 2022 edition


28-30 June 2022

Module 1 | Tue, June 28
// Consumers in the Digital Age: a close look at future challenges

  • 01
    Morning Session | 9:30-12:30
    Consumer protection in the Digital Age: legal and economic issues

    – Catalina Goanta (Utrecht University)
    – Antonio Manganelli (LUMSA University)
  • 02
    Afternoon Session | 14:30-17:30
    The Digital Services Act Package and its impact on consumer protection

    – Oreste Pollicino (Bocconi University)
    – Giuseppe Abbamonte (Director for Media Policy, DG CNECT, European Commission)

Module 2 | Wed, June 29
// Protecting Consumer Rights

  • 01
    Morning Session | 9:30-12:30
    The new directive on representative actions for the protection of the collective interests of consumers

    – Ariel Flavian (Partner, Herzog Fox & Neeman – Haifa University)
    – Alberto De Franceschi (University of Ferrara)
    – Paolo Martinello (Fondazione Altroconsumo)
  • 02
    Afternoon Session | 14:30-17:30
    Consumers in the digital and green transitions: Sustainability and the right to repair

    – Dirk Staudenmayer (Head of Unit “Contract Law” DG JUST, European Commission)
    – Javier Ramírez Iglesias (IE Law School – Hp Inc.)
    – Vilma Kaza (Google, Sustainability and Climate Policy Manager)

Module 3 | Thu, June 30
// Privacy Preservation: economic and legal implications

  • 01
    Morning Session | 9:30-12:30
    Privacy-preserving technologies and the future of the web

    – Giorgio Resta (Roma Tre University)
    – Gianluca Salviotti (DEVO Lab – SDA Bocconi – School of Management)
  • 02
    Afternoon Session | 13:30-16:00
    The value of data: economic and legal perspectives

    – Luca Bolognini (Istituto Italiano per la Privacy e la Valorizzazione dei Dati)
    – Andrea Katalin Toth (Directorate for Data, DG CNECT, European Commission)
  • 03
    2nd edition handover event
    With next hosting program partner School


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