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 on "The internal energy market as a pillar for Energy Union"

ITRE 20-04-2015

On 20 April ITRE Committee organised a public hearing on the Internal Energy Markets. The hearing addressed the following issues: the integration of electricity and gas markets and solutions to eliminate obstacles and how Energy Union could enhance energy security and the role of domestic energy production, securing interconnections, the market for electricity from renewables, and markets aspects of reduction of emissions. (Read more)

Public Hearing on "Time to revisit Summer Time?"

JURI ITRE TRAN 24-03-2015
Summer time

The JURI, TRAN and ITRE Committees held a hearing on 24 March, from 16.00 to 18.00, in room PHS 03C050, entitled "Time to Revisit Summer Time". The hearing considered recent research findings on the effects of daylight saving on different aspects of the economy, but also on health and safety. The hearing also addressed major issues in connection with better regulation, subsidiarity and proportionality. (Read more)

Public Hearing on "Impact of TTIP on ITRE policy areas"

ITRE INTA 24-02-2015
Poster

The Committee on Industry, Research and Energy held a public hearing jointly with the Committee on International Trade on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership trade agreement - which is currently being negotiated with the US. The hearing took place on 24.02.15 and focused particularly on the TTIP's potential impact on the EU's industrial, research, innovation and energy policies. (Read more)

Public Hearing "Supporting Innovative Start-Ups and SMEs"

ITRE 03-12-2014
Poster

The ITRE Committee held a hearing on "supporting Innovative start-ups and SMES". The hearing focused on how the different governing actors in the European Union as well as the private sector can do more to untap the potential of SMEs in being creative and in translating that creativity into innovative marketable products, both inside the European Union as well as in third countries. (Read more)

Public Hearing "EU Energy Security Strategy"

ITRE 05-11-2014
Poster

The ITRE Committee organised a hearing on 5 November on "EU energy security strategy under the conditions of the internal energy market". The hearing focused on issues relating to the European Energy Security Strategy that was released in May by the Commission in response to the political crisis in Ukraine and the overall importance of energy security. (Read more)