The Joint Committee Meeting "Future Priorities in the Field of Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs" will take place on Wednesday, 19 March 2014, from 09.00 - 06.30, on the premises of the European Parliament in Brussels.
The event is organised within the framework of the Parliamentary Dimension of the Hellenic Presidency of the Council of the European Union by the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) of the European Parliament and the Committee on Public Administration, Public Order and Justice of the Hellenic Parliament with the participation of Members from National Parliaments.
The period of implementation of "The Stockholm Programme - an open and secure Europe serving and protecting citizens" will end by 2014 and discussions as to the post-Stockholm agenda for the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice are currently taking place.
Following the Meeting of the Chairpersons of the Committees on Justice and Home Affairs of EU Parliaments, which was held in Athens on 17 February 2014, the Joint Committee Meeting is intended to provide a forum for the exchange of views on Future Priorities in the Field of Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs on the basis of the progress made under the Stockholm Programme.
As such it should contribute to the definition of parliamentary priorities ahead of the June 2014 European Council which plans to define strategic guidelines for legislative and operational planning in the area of freedom, security and justice (pursuant to Article 68 TFEU). In this context it will also provide the occasion to assess the two communications - one on home affairs and one on justice affairs - that the Commission intends to present by spring 2014.