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.

22-03-2018 - Hearing: Impact of endocrine disruptors on public health

PETI ENVI 26-03-2018 - 13:53
images of endocrine glands

On 22 March, PETI and ENVI held a joint public hearing on the impact of endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) on public health and the environment, due to the high number of petitions received on the topic. Members listened to experts from EU and national regulatory agencies, academia, and civil society. The hearing consisted of two panels, focusing on the specificities of the EU regulatory approval process for EDCs, and whether it could be conceived differently in the future. (Read more)

21-02-2018 - Hearing: European Citizens' Initiative - Revision of Reg. 211/2011

AFCO PETI 07-03-2018 - 16:54
mass of people in shape of an arrow

Together with AFCO, PETI held a public hearing on the European Citizens’ Initiative and the Commission’s legislative proposal for the revision of the ECI Regulation (Reg. (EU) No 211/2011). Members listened to a diversity of stakeholders and experts, including NGOs, academia, the European Commission, the European Ombudsman, as well as representatives from the citizen committees of the previous ECIs ‘Right2Water’ and ‘Minority Safepack’. (Read more)

01-02-2018 - LIBE - EMPL - PETI Joint Hearing on “Citizens’ rights after Brexit”, 1.2.18

LIBE EMPL PETI 07-02-2018 - 10:36
Brexit

The situation and rights of EU citizens in the UK and UK citizens in the Member States of the Union post Brexit is one of the most important issues in the Brexit negotiations between the United Kingdom and the European Commission. (Read more)

22-11-2017 - Protection of the rights of workers in temporary or precarious employment

PETI 11-01-2018 - 11:22
Clock with zero hours

On 22 November 2017 from 14.30 to 18.30 in room ASP A3G-3, the Committee held a public hearing on the topic of the protection of the rights of workers in temporary or precarious employment. During the current legislature, the Committee on Petitions has received a significant number of petitions signalling concerns of citizens employed on a temporary basis or under precarious conditions, across the EU. (Read more)

29-06-2017 - Statelessness

LIBE PETI 20-07-2017 - 14:47
Statelessness

The LIBE and PETI Committees organise a joint hearing on Statelessness on 29 June 2017, from 14.00 to 17.30 in room József Antall (JAN) 4Q2. (Read more)

22-06-2017 - Restoring citizens' confidence and trust in the European Project

PETI 29-05-2018 - 12:20
Poster public hearing restoring citizens trust

The Committee held a public hearing on the subject of restoring citizens’ trust in the European Project. Members heard from the European Ombudsman, Ms. Emily O'Reilly, and a range of experts, including representatives from the European Commission, NGOs (ECAS, ECI Campaign, Transparency International), academia (Universidad Complutense de Madrid), youth organisations (European Youth Forum), public policy think tanks (CEPS), and the media (European Broadcasting Union). (Read more)

11-05-2017 - The situation and rights of EU Citizens in the UK

EMPL LIBE PETI 12-06-2017 - 17:19
Situation and rights of EU nationals in the UK

In its Resolution of 5 April 2017 on negotiations with the United Kingdom following its notification that it intends to withdraw from the European Union, the European Parliament advocated for the fair treatment of EU-27 citizens living or having lived in the United Kingdom and of United Kingdom citizens living or having lived in the EU-27. (Read more)

11-05-2017 - The situation and rights of EU citizens in the UK

LIBE EMPL PETI 22-05-2017 - 14:53
Brexit

In its Resolution of 5 April 2017 on negotiations with the United Kingdom following its notification that it intends to withdraw from the European Union, the European Parliament advocated for the fair treatment of EU-27 citizens living or having lived in the United Kingdom and of United Kingdom citizens living or having lived in the EU-27. (Read more)

04-05-2017 - Fighting against discrimination and protecting minorities

PETI 05-05-2017 - 09:24
fighting against discrimination and protecting minorities

The hearing “Fighting against discrimination of EU citizens in the EU Member States and the protection of minorities” concerns petitioners alleging violation of some fundamental rights or denouncing the non-respect of the principles stated in the EU Charter, with particular reference to some grounds of discrimination mentioned sub Article 21. (Read more)

11-10-2016 - Hearing on Obstacles to EU citizen’s freedom to move and work in the Internal Market

PETI 17-10-2016 - 12:18
Poster

The Committee on Petitions has lately received a considerable number of petitions alleging breaches of citizens' freedom to move and work in the Union. Participants to the hearing addressed the issues raised in the petitions notably on the basis of the analysis of some selected provisions of the Free Movement Directive in 9 Member States. (Read more)