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.

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21-11-2018 - Children victims or witnesses of gender-based violence – Hearing – 21.11.2018

FEMM 14-11-2018 - 12:22
Children Victims or Witnesses of Gender-Based Violence within Families

Domestic violence is a violation of children's rights whether they are victims themselves or witnesses of violence in the family. Domestic violence has a harmful effect on the development of children. The exposure to gender-based violence denies children their right to a safe and stable home environment. Domestic violence against children has many different manifestations and can be in the form of sexual violence, physical and/or psychological violence. (Read more)

18-10-2018 - Gender-specific Measures in Anti-trafficking Actions

LIBE FEMM 11-10-2018 - 11:25
Gender-specific Measures in Anti-trafficking Actions

The LIBE and FEMM Committees are jointly presenting the new report of the European Institute for Gender Equality on "Gender-specific measures in anti-trafficking actions". The report includes guidance on the implementation of the anti-trafficking directive in a gender specific manner. Guest speakers will be Dr Myria Vassiliadou, EU Anti-Trafficking Coordinator and Ms Virginia Langbakk, Director of the Europe Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE). (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)

27-09-2018 - Gender equal workplaces: best practices & use of care services - Hearing

FEMM 25-09-2018 - 10:31
Child and Adult at computer

The purpose of the hearing is to identify and share the best practices for enhancing equality between women and men in the workplace as implemented by employers (big companies) as well as to discuss the practical implications of a developed network of care services for women's participation at the labour market. (Read more)

09-07-2018 - Tackling the Gender Pay Gap – Hearing – 9.7.2018

FEMM 12-07-2018 - 13:41
Pay Gap

The hearing aimed at analysing the proposals included in the EU Action Plan 2017-2019 on Tackling the Gender Pay Gap presented by the Commission in November 2017. The event counted the participation of the Director General of Justice and Consumers as well as representatives from both employers and employees and academia. The Action Plan presents ongoing and upcoming measures taken by the Commission to combat the gender pay gap. (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)

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)

15-05-2018 - The situation of migrant women workers in rural areas and farms in the EU - Hearing

FEMM 28-05-2018 - 16:46
migrant workers in rural setting

The FEMM committee held an event on the situation of women migrant workers in rural areas and farms in the EU. The aim of the hearing was to look into the working and living conditions of these women and to investigate how their abuse can be prevented and how they could be better protected. (Read more)

19-02-2018 - Women as agents of change in the Southern Partnership States – Hearing – 19.02.2018

FEMM 20-02-2018 - 16:22
A map of the Mediterranean Sea and Southern Europe. The sea is connected to the Atlantic Ocean surrounded by the Mediterranean region and almost completely enclosed by land

The Hearing aimed at exploring in which ways women are and can be agents of change in the Southern Partnership States. It also looked into the specific difficulties that women face in these countries and how root-based organisations tackle them. (Read more)

11-01-2018 - Victim's Rights – LIBE-FEMM Joint hearing

LIBE FEMM 08-01-2018 - 16:07
A pen on a paper checking the box stating "Are you a victim?"

The Directive establishing minimum standards on the rights, support and protection of victims of crime ensures that persons who have fallen victim of crime are recognised, treated with respect and receive proper support and access to justice. The Directive takes into account the gender perspective and the specific needs of specific groups of victims. (Read more)