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.

21-02-2018 - Hearing on Work-Life Balance

EMPL 05-03-2018 - 09:50
Two hands holding a wood balance "work" and "life"

On 21 February, the EMPL Committee held a public hearing on the Commission proposal on work-life balance for parents and carers, which fed into the preparation of the related legislative draft report by rapporteur David Casa (EPP, MT). The Commission proposal, presented in the overall framework of the European Pillar of Social Rights, aims to address women’s underrepresentation in the labour market through higher minimum standards for parental, paternity and carer’s leave.

Location : PHS 1A002

Expert's CV

      Dr Anna Borg
      Linda Laura Sabbadini
      Montserrat Mir Roca
      Arnold de Boer
      Dorota Szelewa


      Dr Anna Borg - Centre for Labour Studies, University of Malta
      Arnold de Boer - UEAPME
      Dorota Szelewa - University College Dublin
      Tim Shand - Promundo
      Linda Laura Sabbadini

Background documents

      Background document MenCare