Trade Policy Day - Trade-for-All: What are the benefits for our people? - (See Public hearings) (16.00-18.30)
To mark the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 (EYCH), CULT Committee is organizing an interparliamentary committee meeting on "European Cultural Heritage". Members will debate with representatives of national parliaments, national coordinators of the EYCH and stakeholders on current legislation, good practices and future actions to ensure a long-term legacy for the EYCH beyond 2018. Commissioner Tibor Navracics, representatives of the EU Council and UNESCO will also take part to the event.
The theme of this years´ edition of the Trade Policy Day is “Trade-for-All: What are the benefits for our people?” The Committee on International Trade (INTA) will hold its third Trade Policy Day focussing on the implementation of the Commission`s Trade for All strategy which was adopted in October 2015. Alan Beattie from the Financial Times will moderate a high-level panel with seven speakers including Trade Commissioner Malmström.
For the first time ever students from the Free University of Brussels and KU Leuven will actively participate and raise questions to the panellists.
12:00 Meeting with Archbishop Matteo Zuppi (Protocol room)
14:45 Opening speech at High Level Conference on Human Rights (Hemicycle)
Xabier BENITO ZILUAGA (GUE/NGL, ES)
Eric ANDRIEU (S&D, FR), rapporteur
Human Rights Week - on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Jointly with the Committee on International Trade
UN Treaty on transnational corporations and other business enterprises with respect to human rights - Exchange of views with the EEAS on the latest round of negotiations (14.30-18.30)
9.00 – 12.30
14.30 – 18.30
Appointment of the Chair of the Supervisory Board of the Single Supervisory Mechanism (NLE) - Exchange of views with the candidate (16.00-17.00)
Interparliamentary Committee meeting on European Cultural Heritage - plenary session
To mark the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 (EYCH), CULT Committee is organizing an interparliamentary committee meeting on "European Cultural Heritage". Members will debate with representatives of national parliaments, national coordinators of the EYCH and stakeholders on current legislation, good practices and future actions to ensure a long-term legacy for the EYCH beyond 2018. Tibor Navracics, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, representatives of the Council of Europe and UNESCO will also take part to the event.
The Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON) will hold a public hearing with the Chair of the Supervisory Board of the ECB, Danièle NOUY. This is the third public hearing in ECON this year with Ms Nouy in the framework of the Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM). This will be her last regular hearing in ECON in her capacity as Chair of the Supervisory Board before the end of her term.
A conference to honour the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights will be held in the European Parliament in Brussels on 20 November.
The European Parliament will host its first ever Human Rights Week from 19-22 November to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
A high-level conference on Tuesday 20 November will begin at 15.00, kicked off by EP President Antonio Tajani. It will bring together MEPs, high-level guests, members of national parliaments, representatives of regional and international organisations, artists and representatives of civil society to reflect on the relevance and importance of the core principles of human rights and debate new challenges in a global and digital world.
Panel discussions will feature, among many speakers, UN Human Rights Commissioner Michelle Bachelet, International Criminal Court General Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda and EU Special Representative on Human Rights Stavros Lambrinidis.
The conference, which coincides with the start of this year’s 20th EU-NGO forum, will be wrapped up by Ms Cecilia Wikström, Chair of the EP Committee on Petitions and the Conference of Committees’ Chairs. Full conference programme.
Dedicated sessions by EP committees and delegations
The Parliament’s Subcommittee on Human Rights will also address similar issues during an interparliamentary committee meeting on Tuesday morning, with the participation of Chinese contemporary artist and activist Ai Weiwei. See detailed programme.
As part of the Human Rights Week, other EP committees and delegations will hold dedicated sessions throughout the week on the role of governments, institutions and civil society in strengthening respect for fundamental rights, including children’s and women’s rights in the EU. Read more about the whole Human Rights Week.
WHERE: EP hemicycle in the European Parliament’s Paul-Henri Spaak building in Brussels.
WHEN: Tuesday 20 November, 15.00 - 19.00.
You can follow the conference live here.
Practical information for journalists
Journalists that already hold permanent media accreditation with the European Parliament will be able to access the event. For those not holding permanent media accreditation, requests to attend the conference can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Video and photo journalists should get special accreditation (“T-badge”) to be allowed to use their cameras during the conference.
Conference of Presidents in Bucharest, Romania
Beatriz BECERRA BASTERRECHEA (ALDE, ES), Natan ESPINOSA PEREZ, and Antonio VÁZQUEZ
Exchange of views with Tom ARNOLD, Chair of the Task Force Rural Africa, on the work of the Task Force
Joint meeting with Budgetary Control and Legal Affairs committees (14.30)
Philippe LAMBERTS (Greens/EFA, BE), Co-Chair, Michèle RIVASI (Greens/EFA, FR), Martin HÄUSLING (Greens/EFA, DE), and Bondine KLOOSTRA
Iratxe GARCÍA PÉREZ (S&D, ES), Terry REINTKE (Greens/EFA, DE), Malin BJÖRK (GUE/NGL, SV), and Angelika MLINAR (ALDE, AT)
Florent MARCELLESI (Greens/EFA, ES), Lola SÁNCHEZ CALDENTEY (Greens/EFA, ES), Paloma LÓPEZ BERMEJO (Greens/EFA, ES), Inés SABANÉS, and Alejandro SÁNCHEZ
Common rules for the operation of air services in the Community (COD) - vote on the provisional agreement resulting from interinstitutional negotiations, rapporteur Claudia Țapardel (S&D, RO)
Mechanism to resolve legal and administrative obstacles in a cross-border context (COD) - adoption of draft report by Matthijs van Miltenburg (ALDE)
Members of the Parliament's Agriculture and Rural Development and Budgetary Control Committees will meet on representatives of the European Commission, the EU Court of Auditors, farmers, local governments and experts to discuss ways to improve the EU's LEADER programme to better and more effectively support rural development projects in the future.
Workshop on "The discard ban, landing obligations and the maximum sustainable yield in the western Mediterranean"