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.

16-10-2017 - EMPL/TRAN hearing on Working conditions of mobile workers in transport

EMPL TRAN 17-10-2017 - 15:02
Poster on Hearing Working conditions of mobile workers in transport

This joint hearing EMPL/TRAN seeked to share views and experience in cross cutting issues concerning both Committees, such as working conditions of workers in the road transport, particularly in the context of the recent proposals under the “Mobility Package”, Posting of workers, potential circumvention of rules or the issue of social dumping. The presentations of the invited experts have been followed by an exchange of views with Members. (Read more)

11-07-2017 - Hearing on 'Impact of Brexit on aviation'

TRAN 19-09-2017 - 10:57
Poster for TRAN hearing on 11 July 2017

High level representatives in the field of aviation were invited to speak in the next TRAN Committee meeting on the topic of Brexit. Stakeholders discussed ways in which the UK’s departure from the EU is likely to impact the aviation industry from the perspective of the airports, the airlines and the tourism industry as a whole. The presentations were followed by a question and answer session with Members. (Read more)

11-04-2017 - Hearing on "Women and transport"

TRAN 14-09-2017 - 16:54
TRAN Hearing on "Women and transport - the role of women in solving the shortage of qualified staff in transport"

This hearing focused on gender in transport and the role of women in solving the shortage of qualified staff in transport posts in the coming years. The hearing included presentations on the European framework for setting up equal opportunities, experience of Member States, specific problems encountered by female workers, as well as the viewpoint of transportation companies. The hearing took place on Tuesday 11 April from 10:30-12:30 in Paul-Henri Spaak P1A002 and was webstreamed. (Read more)

22-03-2017 - Hearing on 'A European Strategy for Low-Emission Mobility'

TRAN 27-03-2017 - 10:42
TRAN hearing on a European Strategy for low emission mobility

The TRAN Committee held a hearing on ways in which Europe seeks to lower its environmental impact through low emission mobility. The hearing consisted of two panels, the first providing an academic overview on the subject and the second a joint discussion with industry experts on road, rail, air, inland waterways and maritime transport. The hearing took place on Wednesday 22 March from 15:00-17:00 in József Antall 4Q1 and was webstreamed. (Read more)

28-02-2017 - Economic losses of transport companies because of strengthened border checks

TRAN 09-03-2017 - 09:52
Hearing on the economic losses of transport companies because of strengthened border checks

The TRAN Committee held a hearing with experts on ways in which recent strengthened border checks have affected the industry. The hearing consisted of one panel with 5 experts from the following organisations: France Stratégie,Transport & Mobility Leuven, International Road Transport Union (IRU) and the European Commission. The hearing took place on Tuesday 28 February from 15:00-17:00 in Altiero Spinelli A1-G3 and was webstreamed. (Read more)

11-10-2016 - Transport noise: harmful to people! How to avoid?

TRAN 20-10-2016 - 11:47
Transport Noise poster

Transport noise can cause severe negative effect on public health. It is now one of the main negative impacts of almost all transport modes (road, rail and aviation in particular) and citizens request European authorities to react. The purpose of this public hearing is to provide comprehensive information on noise related problems and the respective technical and regulatory options to reduce transport noise as far as possible. (Read more)

26-04-2016 - Public hearing on Road transport in the era of new technologies

TRAN 04-05-2016 - 09:47
Road transport in the era of new technologies

Following the presentation of a study on self-piloted cars, the hearing will evaluate the latest developments in road transport. It will consist of two panels, one on self-driving cars and another on Intelligent transport systems and pricing. (Read more)

16-02-2016 - Towards a European Road Safety Area

TRAN 04-04-2016 - 16:26

The hearing seeks to evaluate the latest development and challenges for future in the field of road transport safety. The hearing will consist of three panels with 8 experts and it will be combined with a presentation of a study on impact of lower and heavier vehicle on road safety. (Read more)

22-12-2015 - Hearing on Competition in international aviation

TRAN 09-12-2015 - 16:11
Competition in Aviation

The hearing will focus on the international dimension of competition in aviation. (Read more)

10-11-2015 - Transport & Climate

TRAN 03-11-2015 - 11:11
Transport and Climate

The hearing analyses the contribution of the transport system to the objectives of the EU 2030 framework on climate and energy. The event will be organised in two panels consisting of 3 experts each. (Read more)