Missions


A committee can decide to organise missions to a member state, a country outside of the EU or to international conferences. Missions are undertaken in the exercise of the powers conferred on the committee and are composed of a limited numbers of members of the committee. Committees may also send, for no more than three days, a three-member delegation to agencies for which they are principally responsible. On this page you will find all the available information relating to specific missions.

20-02-2017 - Fact-finding visit to Sweden: 20 - 21 February 2017

PETI 13-02-2017 - 10:51
Gamla Stan, the old part of Stockholm, Sweden

The Committee on Petitions will organise a fact-finding visit to Stockholm after receiving several petitions on the difficulties of EU citizens to get a personal identification number for persons wishing to live in Sweden for more than a few weeks. The delegation, composed of four Members, will meet on Tuesday 21 February representatives of the different ministerial services involved in the decisions contested by the petitioners. (Read more)

20-02-2017 - Fact-finding mission of the PANA Committee to Malta

PANA 22-12-2016 - 15:53
Malta

On 20 February 2017, the PANA Committee will conduct a fact-finding mission Malta. This fact-finding mission is designed to take place in full cooperation with the national legislators in order to discuss and scrutinise the effective implementation and enforcement of Union law as specified in the PANA Committee's mandate. (Read more)

09-02-2017 - Fact-finding mission of the PANA Committee to United Kingdom

PANA 22-12-2016 - 16:00
The United Kingdom © European Union

On 9 and 10 February 2017, the PANA Committee will conduct a fact-finding missions to the UK. This fact-finding mission is designed to take place in full cooperation with the national legislators in order to discuss and scrutinise the effective implementation and enforcement of Union law as specified in the PANA Committee's mandate. (Read more)

15-11-2016 - INTA mission to Dhaka, Bangladesh

INTA 14-12-2016 - 15:13
Image of colourful market with hand made items in Dhaka, Bangladesh

A delegation of INTA Members, headed by its Chairman Bernd LANGE, travelled on a fact-finding mission to Bangladesh with the objective to evaluate progress made in the implementation of the "EU Sustainability Compact”. The Compact brings together the European Union, the Government of Bangladesh, the United States, Canada and the ILO and it aims at improving labour rights, health and safety at work and responsible business behaviour in the export-driven garment industry. (Read more)

02-11-2016 - INTA mission to Buenos Aires, Argentina

INTA 14-12-2016 - 09:58
Image of EU and Argentinian flags

The focus of the mission was to discuss with government and top officials the key issues behind the EU- Mercosur Trade negotiations. After some years of stalemate, negotiations are advancing. This is a key moment in the process, which follows the exchange of offers and the first round thereafter in October, and INTA decided to continue fostering the analysis, this time in the field. (Read more)

10-10-2016 - INTA mission to Alicante and Valencia

INTA 14-12-2016 - 09:55
Image of the ship at the port in Valencia

A five-member INTA delegation visited Alicante and Valencia. Members held meetings with the representative of the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), regional authorities, exporters and the management of the Port of Valencia. Discussions focused on trade facilitation, the role of customs in fighting illegal trade and the views of regional stakeholders on the EU’s trade deals. (Read more)

22-09-2016 - Fact-finding visit to Slovakia: 22 – 23 September 2016

PETI 13-02-2017 - 10:49
Disability

The Committee on Petitions constantly receives petitions detailing cases of violation of the fundamental rights of persons with disabilities. One such example is Petition 1459/2012, tabled by Judith Klein, Director of the Mental Health Initiative, Open Society Foundations, concerning the investment of EU funds in residential centres for the disabled in certain Member States of Central and Eastern Europe. (Read more)

21-09-2016 - EMIS Committee Mission to France, Luxembourg and Germany

EMIS 13-10-2016 - 16:44

On 21 and 22 September 2016, the EMIS Committee delegation will be on mission to France, Luxembourg and Germany. The mission will start with a visit to a plant in Florange (France) to see how emission catalysts are produced. The mission will continue in Luxembourg with a meeting of the relevant Minister and officials working in the Luxembourgish type approval agency. Finally, the Members will witness in Lambsheim (Germany) how vehicle emissions are tested, both in laboratory as well as on-road. (Read more)

19-07-2016 - Mission to UNCTAD 14 in Nairobi, Kenya

INTA DEVE 13-09-2016 - 16:26

From 19 to 22 July 2016, a delegation of Members from International Trade and Development Committees, joined government, business, civil society, academia and youth leaders at the fourteenth session of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD14) in Nairobi, Kenya. (Read more)

18-07-2016 - EMIS Misson to the JRC, Ispra, Italy - 18 and 19 July 2016

EMIS 12-09-2016 - 14:53

As part of its working plan, the EMIS Committee organised a fact-finding mission to the Joint Research Centre (JRC) and its VELA Labs in Ispra, Italy in order to learn about the emissions tests conducted by the JRC and its involvement in the development of the type-approval and emission measurements legislation. The visit took place on 18 and 19 July 2016. (Read more)