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.

17-10-2018 - Public debate on the future of development with Bill Gates

DEVE 22-10-2018 - 10:59
Bill Gates and Federica Mogherini

Bill Gates and Federica Mogherini Biil Gates and Federica Mogherini

On Wednesday, 17 October 2018, the Committee on Development and the European Think Tank Group (ETTG) jointly hosted and engaged in a debate with Federica Mogherini, Bill Gates and high-level experts on 'Innovation in Development: The Future of EU international cooperation'. (Read more)

15-10-2018 - Golden visas and other national schemes providing tax privileges

TAX3 23-10-2018 - 16:07
TAX3 public hearing on "Golden visas and other national schemes providing tax privileges (free ports, Special Economic Zones)"

On 15 October 2018, the TAX3 Committee will hold a public hearing on "Golden visas and other national schemes providing tax privileges (free ports, special economic zones)" consisting of two panels. (Read more)

11-10-2018 - Hearing on contemporary forms of slavery in third countries

DROI 01-10-2018 - 17:27

On 11 October the Subcommittee on Human Rights will hold a hearing on contemporary forms of slavery in third countries, which will address the many practices of contemporary slavery such as forced labour, debt bondage, serfdom, child labour, sexual slavery and servile forms of marriage. Experts will also discuss the root causes of slavery and ways in which to effectively eradicate slavery in all its forms. (Read more)

10-10-2018 - EU-Vietnam Free Trade and Investment Protection Agreements

INTA 21-11-2018 - 14:46
Image of the city busy street at night with old and new buildings in contrast to each other.

On 10 October, the INTA Committee organized a public hearing on Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and Investment Protection Agreement (IPA) between the European Union and Vietnam. The agreements were concluded recently and the European Parliament will be requested to give its consent to these historic deals. The hearing hosted chief negotiators of the agreements from both sides, as well as experts and stakeholders (business, human rights, including labour and environment) from the EU and from Vietnam. (Read more)

10-10-2018 - Hearing on "Collective redress: towards improved access to justice for all?"

JURI 09-10-2018 - 15:07
in the picture there is a gavel formed by a group of people which will hammer a mallet also formed by a group of people

On 10 October, the JURI Committee will have a presentation and a hearing on collective redress (15.30-17.00). The event is organised in the context of the current parliamentary work on the Commission’s proposal for a directive on representative actions for the protection of the collective interests of consumers. (Read more)

10-10-2018 - Parliament's powers of political control over the Commission after Lisbon

AFCO 07-12-2018 - 11:30
The 2017 State of the Union debate focusses on the future of the EU. MEPs will discuss with Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker the best way to tackle the challenges facing the EU.

On Wednesday 10 October, AFCO is organising a public hearing on "Parliament's powers of political control over the Commission after Lisbon: lessons learnt and the way forward". (Read more)

10-10-2018 - The Women’s role in preventing radicalisation in the world - Hearing - 10.10.2018

FEMM 11-10-2018 - 12:18
preventing radicalisation

With the right information and tools, prevention is the best weapon against radicalisation, in which women are so fundamental. This, however, is often missed by legislators. This hearing will discuss how with proper collaboration, information and experience sharing, women can become agents of change and a centrepiece of the prevention strategy. (Read more)

10-10-2018 - Artificial intelligence and its future impact on security

SEDE 27-11-2018 - 14:59
Artificial intelligence

SEDE organized a public hearing on 'Artificial intelligence and its future impact on security' on Wednesday 10 October 2018, from 09.00 to 11.30, with four external experts (Read more)

09-10-2018 - Hearing on the rights of persons with disabilities

PETI 20-11-2018 - 08:44
Disabled people. Wheelchair for kids. Children with disability. Vector characters in cartoon style.

The Committee on Petitions each year receives a considerable number of petitions referring to difficulties encountered by people with disabilities in the EU in various fields, such as access to employment, education systems or public transport facilities. (Read more)

09-10-2018 - The Future of the CAP

AGRI 06-11-2018 - 15:09
Drone above a field and man with computer

The Committee held a Public Hearing featuring a number of experts representing public authorities as well as representatives from the Bavarian Farmers Association, Committee of the Regions (CoR) and the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC). (Read more)