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.

22-03-2018 - Hearing: Impact of endocrine disruptors on public health

PETI ENVI 19-03-2018 - 17:40
images of endocrine glands

On 22 March, PETI and ENVI will hold a joint public hearing on the impact of endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) on public health and the environment, due to the high number of petitions received on the topic. Members will listen to experts from EU and national regulatory agencies, academia, and civil society. The hearing will consist of two panels, focusing on the specificities of the EU regulatory approval process for EDCs, and whether it could be conceived differently in the future. (Read more)

22-03-2018 - Building capacities for resilience against terrorism within the EU

TERR 15-03-2018 - 12:24
TERR Public Hearing

The public hearing of 22 March 2018 will be dedicated to the topic of "Resilience". (Read more)

21-03-2018 - The Goods Package

IMCO 15-03-2018 - 15:27
Basket with the European Union map

The hearing will be organised in 5 panel discussions with invited experts to discuss the recently adopted Goods Package: Proposal for a Regulation on the Mutual Recognition of Goods and Proposal for a Regulation on Compliance and Enforcement. (Read more)

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

DROI DEVE 15-03-2018 - 12:00

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)

21-03-2018 - "Encounters" between science and management in Fisheries

PECH 12-03-2018 - 17:12
hearing on encounters between science and management

On 21 March 2018, PECH Committee is organising a public hearing entitled ""Encounters" between science and management in fisheries". Centred on the fixation of Total Allowable Catches (TACs) on fish stocks, this event will allow Members to listen and ask questions to some representatives of scientific bodies, of fishermen and of the civil society (NGO). (Read more)

21-03-2018 - Protecting the rights of victims of terrorism in the EU

TERR 15-03-2018 - 12:24
TERR Public Hearing

On 21 March 2018, TERR Special Committee will hold a public hearing dedicated to the protection of rights of victims of terrorism in the EU. (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)

27-02-2018 - Public Hearing on the Review of the European System of Financial Supervision

ECON 06-03-2018 - 14:25
ESFS hearing

On 27 February 2018 from 9.00 to 11.00 the ECON Committee has organised a Public Hearing on the Review of the European System of Financial Supervision. (Read more)