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.


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

LIBE EMPL PETI 26-04-2017 - 09:51

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)

04-05-2017 - Fighting against discrimination and protecting minorities

PETI 25-04-2017 - 16:14
fighting against discrimination and protecting minorities

The hearing “Fighting against discrimination of EU citizens in the EU Member States and the protection of minorities” concerns petitioners alleging violation of some fundamental rights or denouncing the non-respect of the principles stated in the EU Charter, with particular reference to some grounds of discrimination mentioned sub Article 21. (Read more)

03-05-2017 - Business and human rights in EU External Policies

DROI INTA 20-04-2017 - 16:41

The Subcommittee on Human Rights and the Committee on International Trade will hold a joint hearing on 'Business and human rights in EU External Policies: due diligence, non-financial reporting and access to remedies' (Read more)


DEVE 25-04-2017 - 13:26

Hearing Audition

In commemoration of the fourth anniversary of the Rana Plaza tragedy, the Committee on Development and the European Commission are organising a two-hour lunch event on the theme “Remembering Rana Plaza - how can we create fair and sustainable supply chains in the garment sector?”. (Read more)

25-04-2017 - Women, Gender Equality and Climate Justice

FEMM 24-04-2017 - 14:11

The hearing will count on the participation of Ms Mary Robinson (former Irish President) from the Mary Robinson Foundation; Ms Jannie Staffansson from the Artic Council; Ms Stefania Del Zotto, chargée de mission at Le monde selon les femmes and a European Commission/EEAS representative. It will take place on 25 April from 16.00 to 17.30 in room JAN 4Q1 and will give elements for drafting a future own initiative report. (Read more)

25-04-2017 - Hearing on "Child sexual abuse and exploitation online and offline: time to act"

LIBE 21-04-2017 - 13:36
LIBE hearing on Child sexual abuse

On 25 April from 15.00 to 18.30 in room József Antall (JAN) 6Q2 the LIBE Committee organises a hearing on child sexual abuse and exploitation online and offline. (Read more)

25-04-2017 - Public Hearing on Sovereign Investment Funds

ECON 20-04-2017 - 12:13
Sovereign Investment Funds hearing

On 25 April 2017 from 15.00 to 16.30 ECON Committee will hold a public hearing on Sovereign Investment Fund (Read more)

25-04-2017 - Hearing on "Updating CRR, CRD, BRRD and SRMR: the new banking legislation package"

ECON 20-04-2017 - 17:29
The new banking legislation package

The ECON Committee is organising on 25th April 2017 a public hearing on the new banking reform package published by the Commission in November 2016. The five legislative proposals are updating the capital requirements and resolution framework for banks also aiming at incorporating international agreed standards into the EU legislative framework. (Read more)

24-04-2017 - Hearing on the Implementation of the landing obligation and allocation of quotas

PECH 18-04-2017 - 14:20
Poster of the public hearing on implementation of the landing obligation and allocation of quotas

On 24 April 2017, the Committee on Fisheries will hold a hearing on the "State of play of the implementation of the landing obligation and allocation of quotas by the Member States". (Read more)

11-04-2017 - The Implementation of the Environmental Liability Directive

JURI ENVI 18-04-2017 - 17:44
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On 11 April 2017, the JURI and ENVI Comittees will hold a public hearing on the implementation of the Environmental Liability Directive (ELD). The ELD entered into force on 30 April 2004. The EU Member States had three years to transpose the Directive in domestic law. The transposition of ELD was completed by July 2010. The ELD was amended three times through Directive 2006/21/EC on the management of waste from extractive industries, through Directive 2009/31/EC on the geological storage of (Read more)