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.

11-07-2018 - Performance and visibility of EU funded projects in Western Balkan countries

CONT 23-07-2018 - 10:49
Balkans

On Wednesday 11 July 2018, the Budgetary Control Committee will hold a public hearing on "performance and visibility of EU funded projects in the EU's Neighbourhood Policy with a special focus on the cross-border cooperation between Western Balkan countries". (Read more)

25-06-2018 - State Aid and EU funding - Are they compatible?

CONT 26-06-2018 - 10:38
CONT hearing on 25 June 2018

On Monday 25 June 2018, the Budgetary Control Committee (CONT) organised a public hearing entitled "State aid and EU funding - Are they compatible?". (Read more)

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)

12-07-2017 - Absorption of Structural Funds in different Member States

CONT 18-07-2017 - 15:14
Poster CONT Public hearing Absorption of funds

Public hearing on the causes of the various problems of absorption of funds in different Member States, and envisaged solutions in the perspective of the Commission’s role in assisting Member States and pre-accession countries in correct absorption of EU funds (Read more)

21-06-2017 - Is EU investment moving research, innovation and business forward?

CONT 15-06-2017 - 10:40
Hearing poster

On 21.06.17 the CONT Committee will hold a hearing on “Is EU investment moving research, innovation and business forward? Mid-term (cost-effectiveness) assessment of Horizon 2020". The objective is to highlight achievements, identify weaknesses and propose improvements with the view to enhancing the cost-effectiveness of EU budget investments. (Read more)

13-07-2016 - Hearing on Corporate VAT Fraud

CONT 06-06-2017 - 11:51
Poster on Corporate VAT Fraud

On 13.07.2016, the Committee on Budgetary Control will hold the hearing on Corporate VAT Fraud. Rapporteur: Andrey Novakov (EPP) (Read more)

24-05-2016 - Protection of the financial interests of the European Union

CONT 06-06-2017 - 11:48
Hearing poster on Protection of the financial interests of the European Union

On 24.05.2016, the Committee on Budgetary Control will hold the hearing on Protection of the financial interests of the European Union: the role of investigative journalism, watchdog NGOs and multimedia. Co-Rapporteurs: Inés Ayala Sender (S&D) and Benedek Jávor (Greens) (Read more)

20-04-2016 - Control of projects and implementation of EU funds in the area of infrastructure

CONT 06-06-2017 - 11:45
Hearing poster on Control of projects and implementation of EU funds

On 20.04.16, the Committee on Budgetary Control held the hearing on "Control of projects and implementation of EU funds in the area of infrastructure and transport - effectiveness and problems". (Read more)

10-11-2015 - The Financial Instruments under the Cohesion Policy 2007 - 2013

CONT 06-06-2017 - 11:41
Hearing Poster on Financial Instruments Under Cohesion Policy 2007-2013

On 10.11.15, the Committee on Budgetary Control will hold the hearing on "The Financial Instruments under the Cohesion Policy 2007 - 2013: How the Member States and the Selected Financial Institutions have respected and preserved the EU financial interests" (Read more)