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.
The main objective of the public hearing is to contribute to the on-going dialogue on the mechanisms and methods to better safeguard the rule of law and the fundamental rights of persons in the Union, as well as to allow for an assessment of the Union's efforts to protect and promote its common values.
"Towards a high degree of accountability, transparency and integrity in the EU Institutions". The main objective of the joint hearing is to allow a deep discussion at the European Parliament level about crucial issues of accountability, transparency and integrity of the EU institutions.