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.

08-10-2018 - Horizon Europe: EU's research and innovation excellence

ITRE 21-09-2018 - 09:57
Planet earth from the space with European Union 12 stars above

On 8 October 2018, the ITRE Committee will hold a public hearing on Horizon Europe - the next framework programme for research and innovation. This hearing is organised in light of the current work on Commission's proposal to establish Horizon Europe for the financial period 2021-2027. (Read more)

21-02-2018 - Public hearing on the Revision of the Gas Directive

ITRE 19-02-2018 - 16:47
Gas tubes running in the direction of the setting sun pipeline

On 21 February 2018, the ITRE Committee will hold a public hearing on the revision of the gas directive. (Read more)

22-01-2018 - Public hearing on the future of defence industrial policy

ITRE 29-01-2018 - 11:26
EU flag with blue military style background color, with light and dark blue mimetic patterns

On 22 January 2018, the ITRE Committee held a public hearing on the future of defence industrial policy. (Read more)

04-12-2017 - The EU Forest Strategy - Joint AGRI, ENVI and ITRE Public Hearing

AGRI ENVI ITRE 28-05-2018 - 11:32
Wooden Logs with Forest on Background / Trunks of trees cut and stacked in the foreground, green forest in the background with sun rays

The public hearing aimed to provide input to the review to be carried out by 2018 to assess progress in the implementation of the EU Forest Strategy. This joint hearing also provided a platform for annual structural dialogue between the Parliament and the Commission on the implementation of the new EU Forest strategy. (Read more)

27-11-2017 - Public Hearing on Cybersecurity Act

ITRE 06-12-2017 - 16:33
Hacker on a computer

On 27 November 2017, the ITRE Committee held a public hearing in the context of the legislative work on the ‘Cybersecurity Act', which was adopted by the European Commission on 13 November 2017. (Read more)

10-07-2017 - Public Hearing on the Future of the EU Electricity Market

ITRE 06-12-2017 - 16:34
ITRE Hearing_The Future of the EU Electricity Market_July 2017

On 10 July 2017, the ITRE Committee held a public hearing on the Future of the EU Electricity Market. The hearing was organised in the context of the legislative work of the Committee on the ‘Clean Energy Package’ which was adopted by the Commission on 30 November 2016. (Read more)

20-06-2017 - Hearing of Commissioner-designate Ms Mariya Gabriel

Mariya Gabriel

On 20 June ITRE and CULT held the hearing of Commissioner-designate Gabriel, who was nominated by the European Commission to take over the responsibility for the Digital Economy and Society portfolio. Associated Committees were IMCO, JURI and LIBE. ITRE and CULT Coordinators then met on Wednesday 21 June to assess the hearing so that Mr Buzek, ITRE Chair, and Ms Kammerevert, CULT Chair, could inform the President of Parliament in view of a decision during the July plenary. (Read more)

22-03-2017 - Clean energy for all Europeans

ITRE 06-12-2017 - 16:35
ITRE public hearing-Clean energy for all Europeans

On 22 March 2017 ITRE held a public hearing on ‘Clean Energy for All Europeans.’ The hearing followed the publication of a European Commission legislative package of the same name. (Read more)

26-01-2017 - The Review of the Framework for Electronic Communications

ITRE 06-12-2017 - 16:36

On 26 January 2017 ITRE organised a public hearing to discuss and gather expertise on the future of electronic communications. The organisation of this hearing was based on the proposal for a European Electronic Communications Code and the proposal for a BEREC Regulation that the Commission adopted as part of the Connectivity Package on 14 September 2016. (Read more)

29-11-2016 - What Future for EU-Research Policy: Taking Stock and looking ahead

ITRE 06-12-2017 - 16:44
ITRE public hearing

The Hearing took place in the frame of the work of the ITRE Committee on the Horizon 2020 implementation report. The report represents the European Parliament's position on the Horizon 2020 interim evaluation which the Commission published in October 2017. (Read more)