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.

Public hearing "The EU budget and SMEs"

BUDG 15-07-2015
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)

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

LIBE 29-06-2015
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)

Public Hearing on the Right to Petition

PETI 23-06-2015
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)

Sustainable Development Goals - an ambitious agenda

DEVE ENVI 22-06-2015
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)

Hearing of Danish candidate as a member of the European Court of Auditors

CONT 17-06-2015
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)

Hearing on the Visa Package

LIBE 17-06-2015

On Wednesday, 17 June 2015 from 15:00 to 18:30 in room Paul Henri Spaak P1A002, the LIBE Committee will hold a hearing on the Visa Package in order to gather the input of experts for its further works. (Read more)

The implementation of the Solidarity Clause

SEDE LIBE 16-06-2015
Poster

Public hearing "The implementation of the Solidarity Clause" (Read more)

Trade agreements and data flows: Safeguarding the EU data protection standards

INTA LIBE 16-06-2015
Poster

INTA and LIBE Committees are co-organising Joint Public Hearing on Trade agreements and data flows: Safeguarding the EU data protection standards. (Read more)

Public hearing on "EU Financial Services Regulation – Stocktaking and Challenges"

ECON 16-06-2015
Poster

ECON committee held a public hearing on "EU Financial Services Regulation – Stocktaking and Challenges" on 16 June 2015. (Read more)

The Single European Eco Label: Setting Minimum Criteria

PECH 16-06-2015

This hearing discussed among other issues the objectivity and validity of current systems as well as values and potential impact of the EU Eco label. (Read more)