Monday, 4 May 2015, 15.00 - 18.30
Tuesday, 5 May 2015, 9.00 - 12.30 and 15.00 - 18.30
Room : ASP A1-G3
A public hearing on the Stop Vivisection European Citizens' Initiative (ECI) will be hosted by the European Parliament in order to provide a platform for debate for Members, the general public, the ECI's supporters and experts in the field. The ECI aims to repeal the Directive on the protection of animals used for scientific purposes and asks the European Commission to present a new proposal that does away with animal experimentation.
The hearing is organised by the AGRI committee in association with the ENVI, ITRE and PETI committees. It will be held in Brussels on 11.05.15 from 15h00 to 18h30, in room JAN 4Q2.
It is a pleasure to welcome you to the website of the Petitions Committee where you will find information about the work which this committee does on behalf of the citizens and residents of the European Union.
The Petitions Committee is the bridge between the EU citizens and the EU institutions. The EU treaties guarantee all European citizens the right to write to the European Parliament on the various types of problems they encounter in their everyday lives, as long as the issues fall within the field of activity of the European Union.
As chairman of the Petitions Committee, I strive for the EU to better take advantage of citizens' direct experiences of the EU law. Those experiences can help us as legislators and should be used to improve future legislation.
The committee also has an important role in helping to identify problems with the national implementation of EU law.
We must ensure that all the rights and opportunities that EU legislation creates become a reality which can benefit all citizens of Europe.