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.


LIBE 26-06-2018 - 16:17
Facebook/Cambridge Analytica

On 4 June 2018, the LIBE Committee – in association with the ITRE, AFCO and JURI Committees – held the first part of the hearing on the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica case. (Read more)

25-06-2018 - State Aid and EU funding - Are they compatible?

CONT 26-06-2018 - 10:38
CONT hearing on 25 June 2018

On Monday 25 June 2018, the Budgetary Control Committee (CONT) organised a public hearing entitled "State aid and EU funding - Are they compatible?". (Read more)

21-06-2018 - Hearing Trafficking of women and children in the context of migration

LIBE FEMM 16-07-2018 - 16:05
Hearing on Trafficking of women and children in the context of migration

On 21 June from 10.30 to 12.30 the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs will hold, in association with Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality, a public hearing on "Trafficking of women and children in the context of migration. The new slavery of our times". (Read more)

21-06-2018 - Lessons learnt from the Paradise Papers

TAX3 18-10-2018 - 10:06
Public hearing of the TAX3 Special Committee on "Lessons learnt from the Paradise Papers”

After the informative workshop held by the committee on crypto currencies, digitalisation and the European Semester, next 21 June 2018, in the morning, the committee will host a hearing entitled "Lesson learnt from the Paradise Papers". The hearing will be structured in two panels. (Read more)

21-06-2018 - Hearing on "Conversions, Divisions and Digitalisation - new EU company law tools"

JURI 06-09-2018 - 21:24
thee title of the hearing and date, time. behind blurred images of working day situations

On 21 June 2018, the Committee on Legal Affairs held a public hearing on “Conversions, Divisions and Digitalisation - new EU company law tools”. At the hearing both academic and interest groups views were represented. The Members discussed with experts the two new tools - conversions and divisions - proposed to be added to the company law toolbox by the Commission. (Read more)

20-06-2018 - Legality and legitimacy in the EU integration process

AFCO 04-07-2018 - 10:45
Different people bring together puzzle pieces

This hearing, that took place on 20 June, aimed to facilitate the gathering of expertise on the relationship between legality and legitimacy in the EU integration process, set against the current backdrop of discussions on the future of the Europe. The goal was to reflect on regaining citizens’ trust, fighting populism and the possible evolution of European integration, based on respect for the founding values of the Union. (Read more)

20-06-2018 - Implementation of the EMFF: Achievements since 2014 and perspectives after 2020

PECH 23-07-2018 - 10:14

On Wednesday 20 June 2018, PECH Committee is organising a public hearing in order to discuss the achievements since the implementation of the European Maritime Fisheries Fund in 2014. Various experts will be giving their presentations and have an open debate with the PECH Members on these achievements but also on the perspectives of the EMFF after 2020. (Read more)

20-06-2018 - Strengthening ties: EU-Latin America trade relations

INTA 03-07-2018 - 11:47
Image of a bridge over water connecting two lands

Strengthening trade and political ties with our Latin American partners is a key priority especially in times when protectionism is raising and the multilateral trading system is at stake. INTA held a public hearing focussing on the modernisation of the Mexico and Chile agreements, the MERCOSUR negotiations and the implementation of trade agreements with Colombia, Peru, Ecuador and Central America. (Read more)

20-06-2018 - Gender Budgeting: State of Play and way forward - Hearing - 20.6.2018

FEMM 24-09-2018 - 14:02
Gender Pay Gap

The Council of Europe defines gender budgeting as a 'gender based assessment of budgets incorporating a gender perspective at all levels of the budgetary process and restructuring revenues and expenditures in order to promote gender equality'. The FEMM Committee discussed this sensitive issue especially in the framework of the future MFF and in relation to the implementation of the Daphne program. (Read more)

20-06-2018 - Public hearing on Digitalisation in transport

TRAN 22-06-2018 - 12:52
Digitalisation in transport

The hearing seeks to understand better the impact of digitalisation in transports. In particular, the Committee on Transport and Tourism has recognised that digitalisation must continue being one of the top priorities for the transport sector in order to foster its attractiveness and ensure its strong economic position in Europe and vis-à-vis third countries. (Read more)