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.

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)

13-10-2015 - Hearing on Better regulation

JURI 16-10-2015 - 13:48

The Committee on Legal Affairs will hold this public hearing on 13 October, from 15.00 to 17.00. The purpose of the hearing is to discuss the Commission's proposal for a new Interinstitutional Agreement. The subtopics include: the application of Better Regulation tools (impact assessment, stakeholder consultation and ex-post evaluation), delegated and implementing acts and implementation and application of Union legislation. (Read more)

12-10-2015 - Hearing on the Reform of the Brussels II Regulation

JURI 19-10-2015 - 16:02

The Committee will hold this public hearing on 12 October, from 15.00 to 17.00. MEP Mairead McGuinness, European Parliament Mediator for International Parental Child Abduction, will consider improving the resolution of child abduction proceedings under the Brussels II Regulation and other invited experts will deliberate on modernising the provisions on divorce in Brussels IIa, addressing enforcement issues following parental responsibility decisions and the Commission's plans for the review. (Read more)

15-06-2015 - The case for European minimum standards for civil procedure

JURI 22-06-2015 - 14:47

The JURI Committee will hold the above hearing on 15 June, from 16:00 to 17:30, in ASP 1G3. The hearing will consider the convergence of civil procedure in Europe and the creation of common standards of civil procedure in EU Law. Following the contributions of the experts, a debate will take place with the participation of Diana Wallis, President of the European Law Institute, and Michael Shotter from the European Commission. Please note that no accreditation can be provided for this event. (Read more)