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.


11-05-2017 - The situation and rights of EU citizens in the UK

LIBE EMPL PETI 18-04-2017 - 16:32

In its Resolution of 5 April 2017 on negotiations with the United Kingdom following its notification that it intends to withdraw from the European Union, the European Parliament advocated for the fair treatment of EU-27 citizens living or having lived in the United Kingdom and of United Kingdom citizens living or having lived in the EU-27. (Read more)

11-04-2017 - Hearing: Social protection and coordination of social security systems

EMPL 24-04-2017 - 15:45
Hearing Social security

EMPL organised a hearing on the Commission proposal on social security systems. The main objective was to get a better factual and legal understanding of the proposal, in particular in the fields where the main changes are proposed: (Read more)

22-03-2017 - Hearing on Statute for social and solidarity-based enterprises

JURI EMPL 15-03-2017 - 16:03
timing of the hearing, logo of the Parliament in the upper right corner; title of the hearing below this; below the title are the documents and glasses and names of the chairs and rapporteurs

On 22 March, the JURI and EMPL Committees will organise a hearing on a "Statute for social and solidarity-based enterprises", from 17.00 to 18.30. The purpose of this hearing is to provide an overview of the current state of the legislation on social and solidarity-based enterprises in Europe and to provide information of how the proliferation of this kind of enterprises could boost employment, improve community welfare and advance economic growth. (Read more)

05-12-2016 - Hearing on Greek labour market reform

EMPL 16-01-2017 - 09:31
The flag of Greece

On 5 December Mr Pedro Martins, Professor from the London School of Business and Management in London took part at the hearing as a member of the "Expert Group for the review of the Greek labour market institutions" to present their recommendations adopted on 27 September 2016. (Read more)

07-11-2016 - Health and Safety related to the new generation jobs

EMPL 17-11-2016 - 17:40
Health and safety related to the new generation jobs

The main objective of the hearing has been be to discuss how technological and other developments in the labour market are creating new challenges for health and safety policy as well as to consider what responses might be appropriate. (Read more)

01-09-2016 - Employee financial participation in the age of digitalisation

EMPL 26-10-2016 - 16:20

The main objective of this hearing will be to get a better understanding of the impact of digitalisation, such as the use of artificial intelligence and robots, in employees' financial participation. 4 experts have been invited and their presentations will be followed by an exchange of views with Members. (Read more)

21-06-2016 - Reasons, repercussions and remedies of economic inequalities in the EU

ECON EMPL 22-06-2016 - 15:26

The Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON) and the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs (EMPL) of the European Parliament organised a Public Hearing on Reasons, repercussions and remedies of economic inequalities in the EU. It took place on Tuesday 21 June 2016 from 16:30-18:30 in the Parliament's premises in Brussels. (Read more)

22-03-2016 - Creating Labour Market Conditions Favourable for Work-Life Balance

FEMM EMPL 14-04-2016 - 14:51

On 22 March 2016 from 10:00 - 12:30 EMPL organised a joint hearing with FEMM on Creating Labour Market Conditions Favourable for Work-Life Balance. (Read more)

18-02-2016 - Refugees: Social Inclusion and Integration into the Labour Market

EMPL 22-02-2016 - 13:27
Refugees: Social Inclusion and Integration into the Labour Market

The purpose of the hearing was to get a better understanding of the necessary conditions to facilitate a successful integration of refugees into our European societies and labour markets. (Read more)

03-12-2015 - Member States' Active Labour Market Policies

EMPL 10-12-2015 - 09:59

The intention of this hearing is to discuss Member States' active labour market policies in the context of the Active Inclusion Strategy, that the European Commission launched in 2008. (Read more)