Hearings


A committee is permitted to organise a hearing with experts, where this is considered essential to its work on a particular subject. Hearings can also be held jointly by two or more committees. Most committees organise regular hearings, as they allow them to hear from experts and hold discussions on the key issues. On this page you will find all the available information relating to committee hearings, including programmes and contributions from speakers.

19-06-2018 - Joint hearing on assessing the flow of external EU migration funding

BUDG CONT AFET DEVE 18-06-2018 - 12:07
Rohingya refugees

On Tuesday 19 June 2018, the Committees on Budget (BUDG), Budgetary Control (CONT), Foreign Affairs (AFET) and Development (DEVE) are jointly organising a public hearing entitled ‘Assessing the flow of external EU migration funding’. (Read more)

16-05-2018 - Joint hearing on the flow of EU migration funding within the Union

BUDG CONT LIBE 29-05-2018 - 14:05
Immigrants walking along fence of refugee camp

On Wednesday 16 May 2018, the Committees on Budget (BUDG), Budgetary Control (CONT) and Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) of the European Parliament are jointly organising a public hearing entitled ‘Assessing the flow of EU migration funding within the Union’. (Read more)

24-04-2018 - Joint hearing on ‘The EU budget and Paris Climate Agreement’

BUDG ENVI 25-04-2018 - 14:41
Euro coins, Earth

On Tuesday 24 April 2018, the Committee on Budget (BUDG) and the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) of the European Parliament are organising a Public Hearing entitled ‘The EU budget and the Paris Climate Agreement’. The objective of the hearing is to assess the compatibility of the current and future EU budgets with the Paris climate agreement. (Read more)

20-06-2017 - Preparing for the MFF post-2020

BUDG 27-06-2017 - 13:25
Poster for BUDG public hearing MFF post-2020

On 20 June (16.00 to 18.30), the BUDG committee held a public hearing entitled "Preparing for the MFF post-2020: assessing strengths and weaknesses of the current MFF system and its relation to the Europe 2020 strategy", under the responsibility of the MFF co-rapporteurs Jan Olbrycht (EPP) and Isabelle Thomas (S&D). (Read more)

19-06-2017 - Financial instruments, grants and other means of financing

BUDG 13-11-2017 - 11:20
Poster for BUDG hearing on Financial Instruments, grants and other means of financing

On 19 June (15.15 to 18.00) BUDG held a public hearing on "Financial instruments, grants and other means of financing: how to choose the right tool?", under the auspices of BUDG's chair, Mr Jean Arthuis (ALDE) and the standing rapporteur for financial instruments, Ms Eider Gardiazabal (S&D). This hearing brought together experts and practitioners with the aim of providing the Members of Parliament with a thorough analysis of the use of financial instruments versus grants. (Read more)

25-04-2017 - Financing of the ESIF and the link between these and other investment funds

BUDG 08-06-2017 - 10:52
Poster of BUDG public hearing

On 25.4. between 16.00 and 18.30, the BUDG committee held a public hearing on “The Financing of the European Structural & Investment Funds and the link between these and other investment funds”. Representatives of the European Commission (DG REGIO), Member States’ authorities, researchers and investors exchanged views with the rapporteur José Manuel Fernandes and other Members. (Read more)

30-06-2016 - Joint hearing on Budgetary implications of the current refugee and migration crisis

BUDG AFET DEVE LIBE 16-09-2016 - 14:22
Poster

On 30 June from 9.00, BUDG committee held a high-level joint hearing with LIBE, AFET and DEVE committees on the budgetary implications of the refugee and migration crisis. The keynote speech was given by Mr George Soros, founder and Chair of Open Society foundations. Other speakers included the Commission's Directors General for Budget, DEVCO and NEAR, Directors of Frontex and EASO, the UNHCR Europe Director, ECRE Secretary General and Oxfam representative. (Read more)

26-04-2016 - Public hearing on SMEs: new financial instruments and national promotional banks

BUDG 11-05-2016 - 09:17
Poster

The BUDG Committee held a public hearing on "New financial instruments and the role of national promotional banks for the benefit of European SMEs" on 26 April from 15.00 to 17.30. Representatives of national promotional institutions, SMEs, long-term investors, EIB Group and the Commission joined the standing rapporteur for innovative financial instruments Eider Gardiazabal, Liadh Ní Riada and other Members for the hearing. (Read more)

17-03-2016 - Hearing on MFF revision - prospects for the EU budget for the second half of the MFF

BUDG 18-03-2016 - 13:23
Poster MFF hearing

BUDG committee will hold a public hearing on "MFF mid-term revision - prospects for the EU budget for the second half of the MFF" on 17 March from 9.00 in room JAN 4Q1. The hearing, which will be introduced and concluded by the MFF rapporteurs Jan Olbrycht (EPP) and Isabelle Thomas (S&D), will feature Jorge Núñez Ferrer (CEPS), Jacques Le Cacheux (Université de Pau) and Jacek Dominik (Polish Ministry of Finance; former commissioner responsible for EU budget and financial programing - 2014). (Read more)

15-07-2015 - Public hearing "The EU budget and SMEs"

BUDG 21-03-2016 - 16:03
The EU budget and SMEs

On 15 July the Committee on Budgets will organise a public hearing on the topic of "the EU budget and SMEs". The hearing, which will be chaired by MEPs Paul Rübig (EPP) and Siegfried Muresan (EPP), will consist of two panel discussions. (Read more)