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.

13-07-2017 - Hearing on Protection of workers from exposure to carcinogens or mutagens at work

EMPL 05-07-2017 - 14:12
Images of products containing carcinogens and mutagens, to which workers are exposed

This public hearing is linked to the ongoing discussions on the legislative proposal amending Directive 2004/37/EC on the protection of workers from the risks related to exposure to carcinogens or mutagens at work (rapporteur Claude Rolin (EPP, FR). The presentation of the proposal by Commissioner Marianne Thyssen will be followed by presentations of representatives from OSHA, social partners, and an academic expert, as well as an exchange of views with Members. (Read more)

12-07-2017 - Hearing on Impact of business models

EMPL 14-07-2017 - 09:16
Image of a laptop on the European flag

On 12 July EMPL organises a public hearing on “The impact of business models, including the platform economy, on employment and social security in the EU”. The main objective will be to deepen the Committee’s understanding of the factual and legal impact of those business models on employment and social security. (Read more)

22-06-2017 - Joint Hearing EMPL/FEMM Work-Life balance

FEMM EMPL 23-06-2017 - 11:47
Work-Life Balance

On 22 June EMPL and FEMM held a joint hearing on 'Improving the work-life balance for formal and informal carers'. Four experts shared their views and experience and presented information on this topic: Stecy Yghemonos (Eurocarers), Chris Botterman (Geopa-Copa), Irena Kotowska (Institute of Statistics and Demography, Warsaw School of Economics) and Paola Panzeri (COFACE). Their presentations were followed by an exchange of views with Members. (Read more)

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

EMPL LIBE PETI 12-06-2017 - 17:19
Situation and rights of EU nationals in the UK

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)

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

LIBE EMPL PETI 22-05-2017 - 14:53
Brexit

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 12-06-2017 - 17:19
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 02-05-2017 - 18:14
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 organised a hearing on a "Statute for social and solidarity-based enterprises", from 17.00 to 18.30. The purpose of this hearing was 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)