Joint Committee Meetings (JCMs) are organised jointly by the European Parliament and the national Parliament of the country holding the rotating Council Presidency. JCMs bring together MPs and MEPs from corresponding committees to discuss matters of common concern.
Hosted by the European Parliament in Brussels, these meetings are co-chaired by the Chairpersons of the organising committees in the European Parliament and the Presidency Parliament. They are based on the principle of partnership. The choice of topics, speakers, agenda, documentation, audiovisual and media tools are all devised and agreed upon by the EP together with the co-organising national Parliament.
Joint Committee Meetings organised in previous years have dealt with energy supply, the Single Market, education and culture, the future of European agriculture and development cooperation.
The next JCM will take place on 17 December 2013 and will address the topic "EU Internal Energy Market for the 21st Century", which is one of the priorities of the Lithuanian Presidency. Members of the Lithuanian Seimas Committee on Energy and Members of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) of the European Parliament will participate in the works of the 1-day meeting.