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.

08-10-2018 - Horizon Europe: EU's research and innovation excellence

ITRE 21-09-2018 - 09:57
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On 8 October 2018, the ITRE Committee will hold a public hearing on Horizon Europe - the next framework programme for research and innovation. This hearing is organised in light of the current work on Commission's proposal to establish Horizon Europe for the financial period 2021-2027. (Read more)

27-09-2018 - The Implementation of the Facilitation Directive and humanitarian assistance

LIBE 24-09-2018 - 12:42
The Implementation of the Facilitation Directive and humanitarian assistance to irregular migrants

The Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) of the European Parliament is organising a public hearing to be held in Brussels on 27 September 2018 on "The Implementation of the Facilitation Directive and humanitarian assistance to irregular migrants". (Read more)

27-09-2018 - Gender equal workplaces: best practices & use of care services - Hearing

FEMM 17-09-2018 - 12:50
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The purpose of the hearing is to identify and share the best practices for enhancing equality between women and men in the workplace as implemented by employers (big companies) as well as to discuss the practical implications of a developed network of care services for women's participation at the labour market. (Read more)

26-09-2018 - Third country dimension in the Fight against Tax crimes, Tax Evasion & Tax Avoidance

TAX3 24-09-2018 - 15:20
TAX3 Public hearing on "The third country dimension in the Fight against Tax crimes, Tax Evasion and Tax Avoidance"

On 26 September 2018, the TAX3 Special Committee will hold a hearing on how the EU has tackled tax evasion and avoidance in its relations with third countries, the ways to improve this policy, and a special focus on the future relations with the UK. (Read more)

24-09-2018 - Education in the digital era

CULT 21-09-2018 - 13:12
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The hearing will focus on basic digital life skills necessary to meet the challenges of the digital age and on how digital technologies enrich learning in a variety of ways and offer a broad range of learning opportunities (e.g. citizenship and media literacy, including visual literacy). (Read more)

10-09-2018 - Public hearing on Digital Taxation

TAX3 18-09-2018 - 11:28
Public hearing of 10 September in Strasbourg on "Digital Taxation"

The TAX3 Committee being mandated " to contribute to the ongoing debate on taxation of the digital economy", it has invited the OECD and the Commission to a meeting to hear their opinion and expectations regarding the taxation of digital companies. (Read more)

06-09-2018 - PEST Hearing on Environmental impacts of pesticides and stakeholders’ recommendations

PEST 12-09-2018 - 17:00
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On Thursday 6 September, the PEST Committee organised a public hearing with two expert panels. In the first part environmental impacts of pesticides and possible mitigation measures at Member State level were presented and discussed. Invited experts were Mr Jeroen VAN DER SLUIJS (University of Bergen), Ms Noa SIMÓN-DELSO (Belgian Bee Keeping Center for Research and Information) and Mr Ettore CAPRI (Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Piacenza). (Read more)

03-09-2018 - Mini-hearing on minimum standards for minorities in the EU

LIBE 28-08-2018 - 09:58
Minimum standards for minorities

On Monday, 3 September 2018 from 15h00 to 16h30, the LIBE Committee will hold a mini-hearing on minimum standards for minorities in the EU. (Read more)

30-08-2018 - PEST hearing on Comparative analysis of authorisation procedures in OECD countries

PEST 20-09-2018 - 14:39
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On Thursday 30 August, the European Parliament's Special Committee on the Union’s authorisation procedure for pesticides organised a public hearing entitled “EU authorisation procedure for pesticides - Comparative analysis of authorisation procedures in OECD countries”. The meeting consisted of 10-minute presentations given by each of the speakers followed by a question and answer round with the Members of the Committee. (Read more)