Toekomstige activiteiten

19-11-2018 15:00 - European Cultural Heritage

Diverse activiteiten - CULT
europe mosaic

To mark the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 (EYCH), the Committee on Culture and Education is holding an interparliamentary committee meeting on "European Cultural Heritage", organised around three thematic areas: Culture and Identity; Preservation, Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage; and Cultural Heritage and Education

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The aim of this event - bringing together MEPs, Members of national parliaments, national coordinators of the EYCH and stakeholders - is to foster debate, discuss legislation, share experiences at national level, and explore future actions and ideas on how to ensure a long-term legacy for the EYCH beyond 2018.

Monday, 19 November 2018, 15:00 to 18:30 (parallel working sessions)
Tuesday, 20 November 2018, 09:00 to 12:30 (JAN 4Q1)

Locatie: for different locations see the programme
Laatst bijgewerkt op: 13-11-2018

19-11-2018 15:00 - Hearing: Cross-border family disputes: safeguarding children’s rights

Hoorzitting - JURI
a small girl in pink dress is on the right side of the picture thinking about her parents breaking up. they are on the left side of the picture.

On the 19 November, the JURI Committee with Elisabeth Morin-Chartier MEP and EP Coordinator on Children’s Rights will host a public hearing on safeguarding the rights of the child in cross-border family disputes. The event is organised in the context of the work of the Coordinator in cross-border parental child abduction and family disputes.

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A panel of leading experts will discuss the current legal state of play, best practices in ensuring the right of the child to be heard in legal proceedings and the role of mediation in cross border family cases. They will provide opinions on the future actions required to ensure the promotion and protection of the rights of the child in such situations. Members will have an opportunity to join in the discussion during the hearing.

In order to sign-up, please send a request email to
Please note that only 30 external participants can register.

Please also note that the hearing will be webstreamed.

Locatie: Brussels, ASP 3E2
Laatst bijgewerkt op: 12-11-2018


19-11-2018 15:00 - European Youth Hearing (follow-up of the EYE2018) in LIBE Committee

Hoorzitting - LIBE
European Youth Hearings 2018

Young people will attend the LIBE Committee meeting for the European Youth Hearing on 19 November from 15:00 to 15:45. You can follow the hearing live on the EYE Facebook page and join the debate on social media using the hashtag #EYE2018.

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9000 young people between 16 and 30 years old took part in the third edition of the European Youth Event (EYE2018) at the European Parliament in Strasbourg last June to produce new ideas for Europe's future.

At the hearing, former EYE2018 participants will present six innovative proposals on migration and prevention of radicalisation. The format will be an "Ideas Check": three participants will pitch ideas to LIBE Members, who will give spontaneous feedback on these ideas.

Locatie: József Antall (2Q2)
Laatst bijgewerkt op: 14-11-2018

19-11-2018 17:30 - After the US mid-term elections: Where next for American politics and policy?

Diverse activiteiten - EPRS

This EPRS policy roundtable will bring together leading commentators to discuss the outcome of the 2018 mid-term elections to the US Congress, as well as analyse their implications for power in Congress, the politics of the Trump Administration during the second half of its four-year term, and the outlook for the 2020 US presidential elections.

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Steven ERLANGER, Chief diplomatic correspondent in Europe, New York Times
Leslie VINJAMURI, Head of Americas Programme, Chatham House

in Washington DC (by video-link)

Daniel HAMILTON, Professor, School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins University
Tara PALMERI, White House correspondent, ABC News
Dave WINSTON, President, Winston Polling Group

Locatie: Library Reading Room, 5th floor, Altiero Spinelli Building (ASP 05D)
Laatst bijgewerkt op: 14-11-2018

20-11-2018 09:00 - Human rights and the external actions of the EU and Member States

Diverse activiteiten - DROI
Meeting of the European Parliament in its hemicycle

The European Parliament will hold a Human Rights Week, which will take place from 19 to 23 November 2018 to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights, adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 10 December 1948.

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Within this framework, on 20 November in the morning, Members of the Subcommittee on Human Rights (DROI) will meet with members of national parliaments of the EU Member States to discuss experiences at national level as well as strategic action and ideas for the way forward at European level. The discussions will be based on three thematic sessions: "Mainstreaming human rights into external action", "Business and Human Rights" and "Sustainable development and human rights".

Locatie: JAN 6Q2, European Parliament, Brussels
Laatst bijgewerkt op: 14-11-2018

20-11-2018 09:30 - The threats posed by drones to Europe's armed forces

Hoorzitting - SEDE
The threats posed by drones to Europe's armed forces

SEDE is organising a public hearing on 'The threats posed by drones to Europe's armed forces' on Tuesday 20 November 2018, from 09.30 to 11.00, with external experts

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Locatie: Paul-Henri Spaak, room 5B001
Laatst bijgewerkt op: 15-11-2018

20-11-2018 14:30 - High-Level Conference: 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Hoorzitting - DROI

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). It is a milestone document which over the decades has inspired a rich body of legally binding international human rights treaties.

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The European Parliament has made full use of its powers to contribute to shaping the EU's policies and instruments in advancing human rights both inside and outside the EU. To renew this unshakeable commitment to the subject, the European Parliament will hold a High Level Conference to reflect on the core principles of human rights as set out in the UDHR: universality, inter-dependence and indivisibility, while at the same time addressing new challenges in a global and digital world

The President of the European Parliament Antonio Tajani will open the conference in the presence of Vice President/High Representative Federica Mogherini, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet, General Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court Fatou Bensouda, and several other dignitaries.

Locatie: Hemicycle, Paul-Henri Spaak building, European Parliament
Laatst bijgewerkt op: 13-11-2018


20-11-2018 14:30 - Hearing on the situation of the Rule of Law in Poland

Hoorzitting - LIBE
rule of law justice statue

A hearing on "The situation of the Rule of Law in Poland, in particular as regards the independence of the judiciary" is organised on 20 November 2018, as a follow-up of the EP Rule of Law mission to Poland that took place from 19 until 21 September 2018. The hearing will be chaired by Mr Claude Moraes.

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The Hearing takes place within the framework of the Article 7(1) TEU procedure activated by the European Commission on 20 December 2017 in relation to the rule of law situation in Poland. It will be structured in three parts. The first part foresees an exchange of views with Mr Zbigniew Ziobro, Minister of Justice of Poland (tbc) and Mr Franz Timmermans, First Vice President of the European Commission (tbc); the second part consists of an exchange with the Venice Commission, the European Network of Councils for the Judiciary and the Polish Ombudsman, and the third part focuses on the views of academic and civil society representatives.

Please register before 18 November 2018 end of business to participate in this hearing.

Locatie: József Antall (JAN) 2 Q 2
Laatst bijgewerkt op: 13-11-2018

21-11-2018 09:15 - Public hearing on “Combatting Money-Laundering in the EU Banking system”

Hoorzitting - TAX3
Public hearing on “Combatting Money-Laundering in the EU Banking system”

In light of the recent serious allegations of money laundering involving some EU financial institutions, particularly Danske Bank and ING Groep, the TAX3 Committee has decided to hold a hearing on money laundering in banks on 21 November 2018 with a view to improving the financial supervisory system. This hearing is the second one that held by the TAX3 Committee on this particular matter.

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At the first one held on 26 April 2018, supervisory institutions and financial intelligence units of some Members States particularly vulnerable to money-laundering activities in banks (Malta, Estonia, Latvia) participated.

A first part of the hearing of 21 November will be devoted to discussing with Danske Bank, ING Groep, the Swedish Bankers' Association, a whistle blower and an expert, recent serious accusations of money-laundering and how to effectively implement effective anti-money laundering policies internally within banks. The second part of the hearing will consist of an exchange of views with the European Banking Authority and the Commission about seamless cooperation between anti-money laundering and prudential supervisors in the EU and the role of the EBA in anti-money laundering supervision of the financial sector.

Locatie: Paul-Henri Spaak (5B001)
Laatst bijgewerkt op: 15-11-2018

21-11-2018 11:00 - Children victims or witnesses of gender-based violence – Hearing – 21.11.2018

Hoorzitting - FEMM
Children Victims or Witnesses of Gender-Based Violence within Families

Domestic violence is a violation of children's rights whether they are victims themselves or witnesses of violence in the family. Domestic violence has a harmful effect on the development of children. The exposure to gender-based violence denies children their right to a safe and stable home environment. Domestic violence against children has many different manifestations and can be in the form of sexual violence, physical and/or psychological violence.

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FEMM Members address via the exchange of views with the five experts invited, the problem of children who are victims of gender-based violence, both as witness or as direct victims and who, in some cases, lose their mother killed by their father.

Locatie: JAN, Room 4Q1
Laatst bijgewerkt op: 14-11-2018

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21-11-2018 17:00 - Brexit and the Horizon Europe Programme

Workshop - ITRE
European flag jigsaw puzzle with one piece separated and of the UK flag

The workshop will give Members the chance to explore in detail the impacts of Brexit on the Horizon Europe Programme. Three high level speakers will give a general overview of the potential impacts and consider them from the perspectives of European Research and Technology organisations and European corporate research. Their presentations will be followed by a question and answer session with Members.

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The workshop is organised by the Policy Department for Economic, Scientific and Quality of Life Policies at the request of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE).

The workshop will be held on 21 November from 17.00 - 18.00.

Please note that no special registration is available for the workshop. While the workshop is in principle open to the public, you need to have access to the European Parliament to be able to attend. Alternatively you can follow the workshop via webstreaming.

Locatie: József Antall 4Q2
Laatst bijgewerkt op: 07-11-2018

    Draft programme for the workshop on Brexit and the Horizon Europe Programme
    Speakers’ biographies for the workshop on Brexit and the Horizon Europe Programme

22-11-2018 09:00 - Workshop on Discard Ban, Landing Obligation and MSY in the Western Mediterranean Sea

Diverse activiteiten - PECH
Fishing boat returning to home harbour with lots of seagulls

One of the main novelties of the reform of the Common Fisheries Policy of 2013 is to phase out discards by 1 January 2019. The workshop on 'Discard ban, landing obligation and maximum sustainable yield in the western Mediterranean Sea 'aims to evaluate the impact of the discard ban on maximum sustainable yield, taking into account the proposal for a regulation for the Western Mediterranean .

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Locatie: PHS 5B001
Laatst bijgewerkt op: 14-11-2018

22-11-2018 10:00 - CONT-AGRI Joint Public Hearing on LEADER experiences

Hoorzitting - CONT
landscape of fields and mountains

On 22.11.2018, - the Committees on Budgetary Control (CONT) and on Rural Development (AGRI) will hold a joint public hearing on "Leader experiences - lessons learned and effectiveness of EU funds for rural development". The meeting is organised in an AGRI committee slot.

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During CONT-AGRI joint public hearing, CONT Members will have the opportunity, in the presence of the Court of Auditors, the Commission and of experts, to discuss the following dimensions of the European rural development policy:

• What indicators for rural development for monitoring and evaluation? The specific achievements of Leader.

• Tracking overall inputs and outputs in rural development. How can we measure the added value of the Leader programme in the future?

• The global impact of rural development programmes in rural areas

• Local partnerships for rural development and innovation

• Lessons from the past - how to improve LEADER in the future

Co-Rapporteurs: Ingebourg Gräßle (EPP) and Paolo de Catro (S&D)

Locatie: Brussels, meeting room: PHS 1A002 - from: 10.00 to 12.30
Laatst bijgewerkt op: 15-11-2018

22-11-2018 10:00 - Roaming in the Union - One year on

Hoorzitting - ITRE
Wholesale roaming in the EU

On 22 November 2018, the ITRE Committee will hold a public hearing on roaming at the European Parliament in Brussels (JAN building, Room 4Q2).

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The hearing aims at assessing the 'one year' after the end of the roaming in the EU, the impacts it had on operators and consumers and at considering the next steps to stimulate further integration in the internal telecoms market.

Locatie: European Parliament, Brussels, József Antall building, room JAN 4Q2
Laatst bijgewerkt op: 12-11-2018

22-11-2018 15:00 - TAX3 Mission to the Isle of Man

Diverse activiteiten - TAX3
Mission to Isle of Man of the TAX3 Special Committee - 22 and 23 November 2018

From the 22 to the 23 of November a delegation of the Special Committee on Financial Crimes, Tax Evasion and Tax Avoidance (TAX3) will conduct a mission to the Isle of Man. The aim of the visit is to discuss with both public and private stakeholders different aspects linked to the fight against money laundering, tax evasion and avoidance, notably the treatment of VAT and the policy evolution regarding ultimate beneficial ownership.

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The delegation will engage with public authorities such as the Chief Minister, the Ministry for the Treasury, the Financial Intelligence Unit, the Financial Services Authority, the Gambling Supervision Commission and some committees of the Tynwald.

In addition, private stakeholders such as the Law Association, the Banking association and some experts will also be met.

Locatie: Douglas (Isle of Man)
Laatst bijgewerkt op: 09-11-2018

26-11-2018 19:00 - Cum-Ex scandal: financial crime and the loopholes in the current legal framework

Hoorzitting - TAX3 ECON
Public hearing on “Cum Ex scandal: financial crime and the loopholes in the current legal framework”

On Monday 26 November 2018, from 19.00 to 20.30, TAX3 together with the ECON Committee will hold a public hearing on “Cum-Ex scandal: financial crime and the loopholes in the current legal framework”. The purpose of this hearing is to examine the recent revelation of the CumEx files, which has shown that over EUR 55 billion have been defrauded through various schemes.

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This hearing will aim to examine the existing legal loopholes allowing to this situation as well as possible ways to improve administrative cooperation between Member States regarding tax matters.

Locatie: Paul-Henri Spaak (PHS) 3C050
Laatst bijgewerkt op: 14-11-2018

27-11-2018 13:30 - Towards a more cohesive Europe:How best to reduce territorial divergencies in the EU?

Diverse activiteiten - EPRS

The question of how best to promote territorial convergence within the European Union remains at the heart of current discussion about the future of cohesion policy, updating of the Cohesion Fund, and the size and shape of financial provision in the forthcoming MFF. This policy roundtable seeks to explore the multiple issues at stake at a timely moment in both the EU legislative and budgetary cycles.

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Speakers: Ramón Luis VALCÁRCEL SISO, MEP, Vice-President of the European Parliament; former President, CoR - Iskra MIHAYLOVA, MEP, Chair of the Committee on Regional Development - Mercedes BRESSO, MEP, Former President, CoR - Andrey NOVAKOV, MEP, Vice-Chair, EP Committee on Regional Development - Nicola Francesco DOTTI, Post-doc in Regional Economics and Policy Studies, ULB - IIona RAUGZE, Director of ESPON - Vasilis MARGARAS, Policy Analyst, Members' Research Service, EPRS - Sarah SHEIL, Head of Structural Policies Unit, Members' Research Service, EPRS (moderator)

Locatie: Library Reading Room, 5th floor, Altiero Spinelli Building (ASP 05D)
Laatst bijgewerkt op: 13-11-2018

27-11-2018 14:00 - Conference: Are SMEs Consumer Law Ready?

Diverse activiteiten - IMCO
conference: Are SMEs ready for consumer law ready?

Of the 22 million companies operating in the EU today, 99.8% are small and medium-sized enterprises. Helping them to comply with the latest consumer legislation contributes to a more vibrant Single Market, both for consumers and businesses alike. BEUC, EUROCHAMBRES, SMEunited, the European Parliament and the European Commission are jointly organising a conference to discuss how to best support SMEs and what the challenges and opportunities are in e-commerce.

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Locatie: Jozef Antall Building, 4Q1
Laatst bijgewerkt op: 14-11-2018

27-11-2018 15:30 - Exchange of views - Fisheries Control Regulation (Rapporteur: Isabelle Thomas (S&D))

Diverse activiteiten - PECH
Fishing boat with a zodiac with people on board

An effective control system is essential to ensure that EU fisheries are managed in a sustainable manner, which in turn ensures the long-term viability of the EU fisheries sector.The Commission is proposing a revision of the EU Fisheries Control System by amending the existing framework

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Experts from NGOs and fishermen's associations will exchange with Members on the implications of the revision of the Fisheries Control Regulation in terms of simplification and efficiency and will give their views on Control's best practices and how they could be further developed and implemented in the EU.

Locatie: Paul-Henri Spaak (PHS) 5B001
Laatst bijgewerkt op: 15-11-2018

27-11-2018 16:30 - Factfulness: A conversation with the co-author, Anna Rosling Rönnlund

Diverse activiteiten - EPRS

The way we process and understand facts depends on individual filters, such as interests, emotions, values, and unconscious cognitive biases. ‘Factfulness’ offers an explanation of how information is processed and why global trends are systematically assessed in a wrong way. It discusses ten instincts that distort the perception of facts and offers a new thinking habit that hopes to change the way the world is perceived to improve responses to challenges and opportunities of the future.

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  • Anna Rosling Rönnlund, Vice-President, Gapminder
  • Jim Cloos, Deputy Director-General, General and Institutional Policy, General Secretariat of the Council of the European Union
  • Gaby Umbach, Policy Analyst, Strategy and Coordination Unit, EPRS (moderator)

Locatie: Library Reading Room, 5th floor, Altiero Spinelli Building (ASP 05D)
Laatst bijgewerkt op: 14-11-2018

27-11-2018 17:15 - Public hearing on "Hearing on "Alleged aggressive tax planning schemes within the EU"

Hoorzitting - TAX3
TAX3 public hearing on “Aggressive tax planning schemes within the European Union” on 27 November 2018

Further to the hearing with multinational corporations held on 21 June 2018 at which McDonald’s and Nike Inc. participated, the TAX3 Committee decided to hold a second hearing on 27 November with the Kering Group, Google and Facebook.

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The aim of this hearing is to assess the progress made by these multinationals in the implementation of the Profit-Shifting and Base Erosion (BEPS) project, and to hear their opinions on the EU initiatives on digital taxation which aim at making the digital economy contribute more fairly to national tax systems.

Locatie: Paul-Henri Spaak (PHS) 1A002
Laatst bijgewerkt op: 13-11-2018

28-11-2018 13:30 - The Rise of the European Council: Implications for the EU’S institutional balance

Diverse activiteiten - EPRS

Since the Lisbon Treaty, the European Council’s position in the institutional setting of the EU has arguably been on the rise. The Bratislava Declaration, the Rome Declaration and the Leaders’ Agenda all seem to have consolidated its position at the centre of EU policy-making and agenda-setting. This event will discuss to what extent an increased role of the European Council has reshaped the EU institutional balance and whether this necessarily implies a reduced role for other institutions.

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Speakers: Richard CORBETT, MEP - Desmond DINAN, Professor at George Mason University - Sophia RUSSACK, Researcher on institutions, CEPS - Hugo BRADY, Speechwriter and adviser to Donald Tusk, President of the European Council - Astrid WORUM, Head of Council Oversight Unit, EPRS (moderator)

Locatie: Library Reading Room, 5th floor, Altiero Spinelli Building (ASP 05D)
Laatst bijgewerkt op: 14-11-2018

10-01-2019 09:30 - Innovative solutions for research in healthcare

Workshop - STOA

INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS FOR RESEARCH IN HEALTHCARE Developing a novel approach to deliver better precision medicine in Europe

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10 January 2019, 9:30-12:30, European Parliament, Brussels, Altiero Spinelli building, room 5E2



Welcome: Paul Rübig, MEP & STOA Vice Chair

Key note speech: Maggie De Block, Minister of Social Affairs and Health, Belgium

Remarks: Modern concepts in healthcare in the 21st century Felix Unger, European Academy of Sciences and Arts


Moderator: Pier Franco Conte, University of Padova, Italy

Patient centred therapeutic innovation: What are we talking about?

Richard Sullivan, King's College London, United Kingdom

Integration of clinical research into heath care: treatment optimization for better outcome and rationale use of resources

Denis Lacombe, European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC)

Collaborations to accelerate patient focused translational research - industry perspective

Magda Chlebus, European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA)

Infrastructures for research and innovation

Ewan Birney, European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL)

Q&A/short statements from the audience



Guy Bruselle, Ghent University, Belgium

The EMA standpoint

Guido Rasi, European Medicines Agency (EMA)

A national perspective: the French case

Jean-Yves Blay, Centre Léon Berard, Lyon, France

The patient perspective

Mathieu Boudes, European Patients' Forum (EPF)

The Health Technology Assessment perspective

Wim Goettsch, Zorginstituut, The Netherlands (ZIN)

Q&A/short statements from the audience

12:20-12:30 CONCLUSIONS

Paul Rübig, MEP & STOA Vice Chair, Denis Lacombe, EORTC

Laatst bijgewerkt op: 14-11-2018


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