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.

12-07-2016 - POSTPONED: Public int. law and the prosecution of Daesh’s crimes against women/girls

JURI 17-08-2016 - 18:33

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE HEARING WILL BE POSTPONED UNTIL OCTOBER! In October 2016, the Committee on Legal Affairs and the Committee on Women’s Rights will hold a public hearing on public international law perspectives on the prosecution of Daesh’s crimes against women and girls before international jurisdictions. (Read more)

12-07-2016 - Limitation periods for road traffic accidents: The state of play and the way forward

JURI 24-08-2016 - 14:30

On 12 July 2016, the Committee on Legal Affairs will hold a public hearing on limitation periods for road traffic accidents in the EU. This hearing relates to the legislative initiative report (rapporteur: Pavel Svoboda) on the same topic (2015/2087 (INL)). (Read more)

14-06-2016 - Hearing on Reform of the judiciary in Ukraine

JURI 18-08-2016 - 10:50

The Committee on Legal Affairs will hold a public hearing on the Reform of the Judiciary in Ukraine on 14 June 2016, at 15.30-18.30 in JAN 6Q2 in association with the Delegation to the EU-Ukraine Parliamentary Association Committee. Justice Commissioner Věra Jourová will make introductory remarks at the event, which will bring together Ukrainian civil society representatives and public leaders, including Deputy Speaker Oksana Syroid and Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko. (Read more)

24-05-2016 - Contractual relations and consumer remedies in the digital sphere

IMCO JURI 26-05-2016 - 09:16

The IMCO and JURI committees held jointly a public hearing with experts and stakeholders on contractual relations and consumer remedies in the digital sphere. The first part of the joint hearing was focus on contracts for the supply of digital content. The second part held by the Internal Market Committee only focused on contracts for the online sales of goods. (Read more)

21-04-2016 - Hearing on Legal and ethical aspects of robotics and artificial intelligence

JURI 02-05-2016 - 23:07

On 21 April, the JURI Committee is organising a hearing on legal and ethical aspects of robotics and artificial intelligence, following on from the work of the Working Group headed by Mady Delvaux. (Read more)

20-04-2016 - Hearing on Modernisation of EU rules on copyright – Portability

JURI 25-04-2016 - 11:59

On 20 April, the JURI Committee will hold a hearing at which the Commission will present the proposal and the Committee will hear expert testimony from industry representatives from a technical perspective as well as from the viewpoint of consumers, authors, producers and content providers. (Read more)

15-03-2016 - Union Citizenship in practice

JURI LIBE AFCO PETI 05-04-2016 - 15:28
Poster Hearing Union Citizenship in Practice

A hearing was jointly organised by the European Commission (DG Justice and Consumers) and the European Parliament (LIBE, PETI, AFCO and JURI Committees) on 15 March 2016. The hearing gave a timely opportunity to further reflect, with all actors concerned, on concrete avenues to advance EU citizenship. (Read more)

14-03-2016 - Hearing on the protection of vulnerable adults

JURI 14-03-2016 - 15:42

On 14 March, from 15.00 to 16.30, in room ASP 5E2, the JURI committee will held a hearing on the protection of vulnerable adults. This is a major issue, as there is an increasing number of mobile senior citizens within the European Union. Each Member State has a legal system in place to protect such persons, but there is no effective system to ensure that the protection remains in place following a move - or even during a temporary stay - in an other Member State. (Read more)

28-01-2016 - Hearing on Administrative Procedure for the EU

JURI 26-01-2016 - 15:24

On 28 January, the JURI Committee is organising a hearing on a Law of Administrative Procedure for the EU, from 9.30 to 12.15. The purpose of the hearing is to present a draft Regulation on the Administrative Procedure of the EU institutions, bodies, offices and agencies, drawn up by the Working Group on Administrative Law (chaired by MEP Heidi Hautala). Experts, stakeholders and high-ranking officials from the institutions will participate. (Read more)

12-11-2015 - Mini hearing on Women on Boards

JURI FEMM 21-03-2016 - 16:16

The Committee on Legal Affairs and the Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality held a joint mini-hearing between 3.00 and 4.00 p.m. on 12 November 2015 during the joint meeting scheduled for that moment. The hearing focused on the current situation regarding the inclusion of women in company boards across the EU and the potential benefits it entails for society and for the company itself. (Read more)