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.

15-07-2015 - Public hearing "The EU budget and SMEs"

The EU budget and SMEs

On 15 July the Committee on Budgets will organise a public hearing on the topic of "the EU budget and SMEs". The hearing, which will be chaired by MEPs Paul Rübig (EPP) and Siegfried Muresan (EPP), will consist of two panel discussions. (Read more)

14-07-2015 - Ukraine and the frozen conflicts in Moldova and Georgia

Security in Association Agreement countries: Ukraine and the frozen conflicts in Moldova and Georgia (Read more)

14-07-2015 - Arms export controls

Public hearing "Arms export controls" (Read more)

14-07-2015 - Human rights conditionalities in the context of regional trade agreements with Africa

Poster

Committee on International Trade and the Subcommittee on Human Rights co-organise a Hearing on Human Rights conditions in trade agreements with African countries. (Read more)

14-07-2015 - The use of the EU funds in Member States

The use of EU funds in Member States in partnership with companies outside of a given Member State

On 14.07.15, the Committee on Budgetary Control will hold the hearing on 'The use of EU funds in Member States in partnership with companies (contractors or subcontractors) outside of a given Member State'. Who benefitted from structural funds spending in Central and East Eastern Europe: West European contractors or to the people in Central and East European Member States? (Read more)

13-07-2015 - Destruction and trafficking of cultural heritage

Destruction and trafficking of cultural heritage

The Committee on Culture and Education held a public hearing on ‘Destruction and trafficking of cultural heritage’ on Monday, 13 July 2015 in Brussels. Representatives from academic institutes, as well as from UNESCO, the International Criminal Court (ICC), INTERPOL and the International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM) were invited to take part in the debate. (Read more)

29-06-2015 - Hearing on Anti-semitism, islamophobia and hate speech in Europe

Poster

On 29 June 2015 from 15.00 to 18.30 the Committee on Civil liberties, Justice and Home Affairs will hold a hearing on "Anti-Semitism, Islamophobia and Hate Speech in Europe". The aim of this hearing is to listen to experts in those fields as well as to civil society organisations and different stakeholders to gain insight into the nature of the discrimination patterns and violence against Jews and Muslims in Europe. (Read more)

23-06-2015 - Public Hearing on the Right to Petition

Poster

The Hearing on the Right to Petition will provide a platform for discussion for Members, the general public and experts in the field on the petition process, cooperation with national and European authorities and future actions. (Read more)

22-06-2015 - Sustainable Development Goals - an ambitious agenda

Poster

The agenda for the sustainable development goals (SDGs) will be discussed during a public hearing with experts that will be held jointly by the Committee on Development and the Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety. (Read more)

17-06-2015 - Hearing of Danish candidate as a member of the European Court of Auditors

Logo of the European Court of Auditors

The Budgetary Control Committee will hold the hearing of the Danish candidate, Bettina Michelle Jakobsen, as a member of the European Court of Auditors. A vote "in camera" on the draft report on the appointment will follow. (Read more)