Hearings

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 and contributions from speakers.

AFCO JURI LIBE PETI

On 29 October 2020, a hearing on Union Citizenship will be jointly organised by the European Parliament (JURI, LIBE, AFCO and PETI Committees) and the European Commission. The hearing will see a keynote speech by Mr. Didier Reynders, Commissioner for Justice and the participation of the office of the European Ombudsman, as well as representatives from various NGOs.

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AFCO

On 24 September 2020, the Committee on Constitutional Affairs will hold a public remote hearing on the 'Transnational lists and the Spitzenkandidaten principle', bringing together both internal and external experts who will discuss with AFCO Members the issues of transnational lists and the lead candidates system, based on lessons to be drawn from the last European elections and following inter-institutional nominations’ cycle.

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AFCO JURI

On 14 July 2020, the Committee on Legal Affairs and the Committee on Constitutional Affairs held a public remote hearing on the Consequences of the Judgment of 5 May 2020 of the Second Senate of the German Constitutional Court.

Lessons to be drawn from the 2019 elections and proposals in view of the debate concerning the Future of Europe
AFCO

The Committee on Constitutional Affairs organised a public hearing entitled “Lessons to be drawn from the 2019 elections and proposals in view of the debate concerning the Future of Europe”, which took place on 4 December 2019, at the European Parliament in Brussels.

EU ballot box with star flags
AFCO

On 18 March 2019, AFCO organised a public hearing on "European Parliamentary Elections, European Parties, European Voters". Three experts were invited: - Ms Claire McGing, Maynooth University - Dr. Marina Costa Lobo, University of Lisbon - Prof. Juan Rodríguez Teruel, University of Valencia - as well as representatives of the Commission and Parliament dealing with communication campaigns.

Gavel, Map of Europe and Constitution
AFCO

During the AFCO meeting of 7 March, the public hearing 'Constitutionalism in the European Union and the constitutional interaction between the West and East of Europe' took place.