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.
Off-shoring used to be a frequently used term throughout the EU - with company after company shifting its production and services to lower cost countries. But now there are signs that the opposite is happening as businesses bring back production and services to Europe, in a process some are calling "re-shoring". The aim of the hearing was to hear the views of experts representing the ILO, business and workers’ federations about the potential of re-shoring for the EU labour market.
On 26 February EMPL held a joint hearing with CULT on "The reform of the educational systems in Europe as a way to fight early school leaving, child poverty and youth unemployment" Five experts had been invited. The presentations were followed by an exchange of views with Members.