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.

17-10-2018 - Public debate on the future of development with Bill Gates

DEVE 22-10-2018 - 10:59
Bill Gates and Federica Mogherini

Bill Gates and Federica Mogherini Biil Gates and Federica Mogherini

On Wednesday, 17 October 2018, the Committee on Development and the European Think Tank Group (ETTG) jointly hosted and engaged in a debate with Federica Mogherini, Bill Gates and high-level experts on 'Innovation in Development: The Future of EU international cooperation'. (Read more)

09-10-2018 - Development, neighbourhood and international cooperation in the post 2021 MFF

AFET DEVE 03-10-2018 - 16:14
Development, neighbourhood and international cooperation in the new Multi-Annual Financial Framework - MFF

The future of EU assistance for third countries, including its neighbours and developing countries, with a proposed total of nearly EUR 90 billion (2021-2027), will be discussed in a public hearing by MEPs and experts on Tuesday, 9 October. (Read more)

11-07-2018 - Joint hearing on Cocoa and Coffee - davastating rainforest and driving child labour

DROI DEVE 03-07-2018 - 11:17

The Subcommittee on Human Rights, together with the Committee on Development, will hold a hearing on "Cocoa and Coffee – devastating rainforest and driving child labour : the role of EU consumption, and how the EU could help" This hearing will outline the impact of coffee and cocoa production on deforestation and child labour, and will aim to propose concrete ways on how the EU could act. (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)

21-03-2018 - Hearing on emergency/humanitarian aid

DROI DEVE 15-03-2018 - 12:00
DROI

Emergency/humanitarian aid often take place in the context of a very complex situation. The realities on the ground pose some difficulties as to how human rights could be integrated into humanitarian/emergency aid practice. To better understand the link between humanitarian/ emergency aid and human rights, the hearing aims to look at how humanitarian/emergency assistance can contribute to the protection of human rights (Read more)

20-03-2018 - 20 March: Hearing on post 2020 agreement with Africa, Caribbean and Pacific countries

DEVE 16-03-2018 - 11:14
post-Cotonou hearing poster

Starting in September, the European Commission will negotiate a new partnership agreement with the countries of Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific, to replace the Cotonou agreement which expires in 2020. In 2016, Parliament set out its position for a renewed and reformed partnership in 2016. In December 2017, the Commission published proposed negotiating directives which are set to be adopted by the Council by June. (Read more)

27-02-2018 - EU Agriculture policy and developing countries - 28 February

DEVE AGRI 13-03-2018 - 12:12
A group of farmers manually plowing a groundnut field

On Tuesday afternoon, 27 February, the Committee on Development and the Agriculture Committee held a meeting to discuss the impacts of the EU's Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) on developing countries, and their food and agriculture systems in particular. (Read more)

19-02-2018 - Education and training: using EU aid to support youth

DEVE 12-02-2018 - 10:02
Students line up to wash their hands before eating at Kanda Estate Primary School in Accra, Ghana

On Monday 19th February 16:00-18:30 (PHS 5B001) the DEVE Committee will hold a public hearing on "Education and training: using EU aid to support youth". The hearing will count with the participation of representatives of UNESCO, UNICEF, the World Bank, the German Enterprise for International Cooperation (GIZ), the European Commission and NGO representatives and will be moderated by Bogdan Brunon Wenta and Vincent Peillon. (Read more)

31-08-2017 - The revision of the EU Strategy on Aid for Trade

DEVE INTA 28-08-2017 - 18:53
DEVE/INTA hearing on Aid for Trade

The Committee on Development and the Committee on International Trade (INTA) are organising jointly a hearing on the revision of the EU Strategy on Aid for Trade, taking place on Thursday, 31 August, 9.00-11.00. (Read more)

21-06-2017 - Joint hearing on Human Rights and Development

DROI DEVE 15-06-2017 - 15:12
DROI

DROI and DEVE will hold a joint hearing on 'Human Rights and Development'. Respect for human rights and sustainable development policy are two sides of the same coin. Guest speakers will therefore address the question of a human rights-based approach to development, its implications for policy areas, also focusing on the case of indigenous peoples, and the state of play of the UN Declaration on the Right to Development. (Read more)