Upcoming events

24-01-2017 09:00 - "The role of lawyers, accountants and bankers in Panama Papers"

Hearing - PANA
Public hearing of the PANA Committee of 24 January 2017 - Panama Papers - Committee of Inquiry into Money Laundering, Tax Avoidance and Tax Evasion

As part of its fact finding, the PANA Inquiry Committee organises three hearings to look specifically into the roles played by banks, accountants and lawyers in the setting-up of secret offshore constructions for their clients. The first hearing on 24 January will focus on the professions in general. To what extent are they regulated and how do the applicable rules play out in practice? The subsequent hearings on 9 February and 6 March will zoom in on concrete cases in different Member States.

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Location: József Antall (JAN) 6Q2, Brussels
Last updated: 12-01-2017

24-01-2017 14:00 - Workshop : Human Rights in Iran after the nuclear deal

Hearing - DROI
Workshop Policy Dept DROI

The Policy Department of the Directorate General for External Policies is holding a workshop for the Subcommittee on Human Rights (DROI) and the Delegation for relations with Iran(D-IR) on 24 January 2017, 14.00-15.30. Chaired by Elena Valenciano, Chair of DROI and Janusz Lewandowski, Chair of D-IR, the workshop will focus on the recent trends in the human rights situation in Iran and in particular on the way the EU could promote change.

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For further information please contact : Poldep-expo@europarl.europa.eu


Location: Meeting room ASP 5E2, BRUSSELS
Last updated: 16-01-2017

24-01-2017 15:00 - Academic Further and Distance Education as Part of the Lifelong Learning Strategy

Hearing - CULT
CULT Public hearing 24-01-17

The purpose of the hearing on "Academic Further and Distance Education as Part of the European Lifelong Learning Strategy" is to debate issues relating to academic and further distance education in the EU, with particular emphasis on the potential of both distance and "on-the-spot" studies in the context of the European lifelong learning strategy.

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In addition, the outcomes of the discussion may serve as input for the own-initiative report on the same subject and currently under preparation.

Location: Building paul-henri Spaak, room 5B001, European Parliament, Rue Wiertz 60, Brussels
Last updated: 17-01-2017

25-01-2017 14:30 - Ethical and social challenges of agricultural technologies

Other event - STOA
Poster for STOA workshop on Ethical and social challenges of agricultural technologies

The workshop will discuss considerations such as socio-economic sustainability, societal benefits and ethical acceptability in risk governance and decision-making related to agricultural biotechnologies. How feasible, or even necessary, is the inclusion of socio-economic considerations into the current framework? How can policy-makers deal with the challenges presented by scientific uncertainties, speed of technological advances, technological complexities and public perception?

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Chair: Marijana Petir, MEP, STOA Panel

Moderator: Julian Kinderlerer, University of Cape Town, South Africa, former President (2010-2016) of the European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies (EGE)

Speakers:

  • Opening: Marijana Petir, MEP, STOA Panel
  • Setting the scene: Innovation and (bio)ethics: Julian Kinderlerer, University of Cape Town, South Africa, former President (2010-2016) of the European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies (EGE)
  • Synthetic biology in agriculture and challenges for risk governance: Helge Torgersen, Institute of Technology Assessment, Austrian Academy of Sciences
  • Genetic modification in agriculture and challenges for risk governance: Anne Ingeborg Myhr, GenØk-Centre for Biosafety, Tromsø, Norway
  • The precautionary principle - between European bioethical tradition and American pragmatism: Amir Muzur, School of Medicine, University of Rijeka, Croatia


Location: European Parliament Brussels - Paul Henri Spaak (PHS) 7C050
Last updated: 17-01-2017

26-01-2017 10:15 - The Review of the Framework for Electronic Communications

Hearing - ITRE

On 26 January 2017 ITRE is organising a public hearing to discuss and gather expertise on the future of electronic communications. The organisation of this hearing is based on the proposal for a European Electronic Communications Code and the proposal for a BEREC Regulation that the Commission adopted as part of the Connectivity Package on 14 September 2016.

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The hearing will look at aspects related to networks such as mapping, market analysis, investment and availability. It will also consider the role of services and aspects such as the security of services. WiFi4eu and the topic of governance will also be touched upon while the issues of investment, digital divide and 5G will be treated as key cross-cutting themes for the sector.

With this hearing the European Parliament wishes to engage in a multi-stakeholder dialogue on overcoming the barriers to a better integrated and improved European communication society.

Location: Brussels, Room 2Q2 (JAN building)
Last updated: 16-01-2017

31-01-2017 13:30 - Supporting the market for Secondary Raw Materials in a circular economy

Workshop - ENVI ITRE
Supporting the market for SECONDARY RAW MATERIALS in a circular economy

This joint ENVI/ITRE-workshop is part of the follow-up to the Commission’s Circular Economy Action Plan. As such it aims at contributing to the better understanding of the role and opportunities for secondary raw materials (SRM) in the implementation of the Circular Economy Action Plan.

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The workshop intends to help understand the SRM market, examine barriers in the value chain, highlight production challenges and suggest potential policy measures to support the SRM market.

The workshop will be webstreamed.

Location: József Antall 4Q2.
Last updated: 12-01-2017

07-02-2017 13:00 - 2017: Another year of shocks and shifts?

Other event - EPRS

Which developments will shape the EU in the coming year? How will the global geopolitical balance develop? What will happen to Europe's cohesion and society? Can the EU evolve as an 'indispensable power' for peace and security in Europe and the world, as High Representative/Vice President Mogherini said following the US elections? The EPRS kicks off the new year with a panel discussion on the internal and external challenges that will matter for the EU and the EP in 2017.

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Speakers: Dr Lars Brozus, Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik; Graham Hutchings, Principal, Oxford Analytica; Joan Hoey, The Economist Intelligence Unit; Etienne Bassot, Director Members' Research Service, EPRS

Last updated: 16-01-2017

09-02-2017 17:30 - Fact-finding mission of the PANA Committee to United Kingdom

Other event - PANA
The United Kingdom © European Union

On 9 and 10 February 2017, the PANA Committee will conduct a fact-finding missions to the UK. This fact-finding mission is designed to take place in full cooperation with the national legislators in order to discuss and scrutinise the effective implementation and enforcement of Union law as specified in the PANA Committee's mandate.

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PANA members will meet with their counterparts of the national parliaments, the competent Ministers, representatives of the tax and anti-money laundering authorities and relevant stakeholders from businesses and civil society.

Location: London, UK
Last updated: 22-12-2016

20-02-2017 08:00 - Fact-finding mission of the PANA Committee to Malta

Other event - PANA
Malta

On 20 February 2017, the PANA Committee will conduct a fact-finding mission Malta. This fact-finding mission is designed to take place in full cooperation with the national legislators in order to discuss and scrutinise the effective implementation and enforcement of Union law as specified in the PANA Committee's mandate.

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PANA members will meet with their counterparts of the national parliaments, the competent Ministers, representatives of the tax and anti-money laundering authorities and relevant stakeholders from businesses and civil society.

Location: Malta (La Valette)
Last updated: 22-12-2016

Hearings

Under Rule 193 of the Rules of Procedure, 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, posters and contributions from speakers.

Workshops

Workshops are organised by the policy departments and administered in accordance with the Financial Regulation. They are not necessarily held in public but may be held during a Committee meeting.

Workshops enable Members to put questions to and exchange views with experts on subjects associated with parliamentary business or subjects of current interest.

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