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.

22-03-2017 - Clean energy for all Europeans

ITRE 27-03-2017 - 12:43
ITRE public hearing-Clean energy for all Europeans

On 22 March 2017 ITRE will hold a public hearing on ‘Clean Energy for All Europeans.’ The hearing follows 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 24-01-2017 - 12:24

On 26 January 2017 ITRE is organising a public hearing to discuss and gather expertise on the future of electronic communications. The organisation of this hearing is 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 13-12-2016 - 12:35
ITRE public hearing

The Hearing takes place in the frame of the work of the ITRE Committee on the Horizon 2020 implementation report. The report will represent the European Parliament's position on the Horizon 2020 interim evaluation which the Commission plans to publish in October 2017. (Read more)

10-11-2016 - A Space Strategy for Europe

ITRE 11-11-2016 - 11:37
Europe from space

On 10 November 2016, ITRE organised a public hearing to discuss and gather expertise on the new space strategy that the European Commission published on 26 October. (Read more)

13-10-2016 - Towards an mHealth Framework for Europe

ITRE ENVI 13-10-2016 - 11:58

On 13 October, ITRE and ENVI are organising a hearing to look at the development of mobile Health in Europe and its potential for ensuring better prevention and monitoring through health and well-being apps. It will also look at some of the challenges, such as the issues of interoperability and big data/data protection. (Read more)

13-06-2016 - Looking at Industry 4.0 together with the impact on industry of robotics and big data

ITRE 15-06-2016 - 17:36

ITRE is organising a public hearing which will delve into the implications of the digital technologies and their impact on industry, particularly that of Robotics and Big Data. It would explore what lies ahead, how this new industry in which everything is linked will develop in the future, the potential scenarios and required legislation, as well as the impact it will have on all related industries energy, transport and citizens. Different aspects of the Big Data topic will also be addressed. (Read more)

23-05-2016 - The Gas Package – how to strengthen the EU's energy security

ITRE 24-05-2016 - 11:22

On 23 May 2016, ITRE is organising a public hearing entitled "The Gas Package – how to strengthen the EU's energy security". This hearing is being organised in view of the recent presentation of the "Gas Package" by the Commission, and ITRE involvement in the legislative work leading to the adoption of this package. (Read more)

21-04-2016 - The role of energy storage in the EU's future energy system

ITRE 10-05-2016 - 10:52

Energy storage will play a key role in contributing to the objectives of the Energy Union – security of supply, energy efficiency, decarbonisation of the economy, research & innovation and competitiveness. Energy storage can supply more flexibility and balancing to the grid, providing a back-up to intermittent renewable energy. (Read more)

17-03-2016 - Public Hearing on "New Energy Market Design"

ITRE 21-03-2016 - 10:03

ITRE is organising a public hearing on new energy market design. The hearing will look at how European energy markets, electricity markets in particular, should evolve so that they would better meet the needs of citizens, industry and the environment. (Read more)

23-02-2016 - Public Hearing on "Energy Costs and EU Industry Competitiveness"

ITRE 24-02-2016 - 16:04

ITRE is organising a Public Hearing on energy costs and EU industry competitiveness. The hearing will look at all major components of energy costs and in particular from the side of providers and users. Their impact on the competitiveness of European industry will be discussed in an international context. (Read more)