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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’.

The objective of the hearing is to track and assess the flow of current expenditure on the migration-related programmes and agencies under Heading 3 of the EU budget throughout the budgetary cycle, from allocation to implementation, control and evaluation of effectiveness. The hearing will also aim to identify the various stakeholders' experiences and challenges.
Speakers include Ms Emily O'Reilly (European Ombudsman - keynote speaker), Mr Fabrice Leggeri (Executive Director, Frontex), Mr Giorgos Kaminis (Mayor of Athens) and representatives of EASO, UNHCR, the European Court of Auditors, the European Commission, think tanks, academia and NGOs.

Location : Brussels, JAN 6Q2


      Prof. Z. Darvas and Dr G Wolff - Bruegel
      L. Vosyliute - CEPS
      S. Presa - DG BUDGET, European Commission
      B. Gminder - DG HOME, European Commission
      J. Liebl - ECRE