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.

TThe public hearing “Agriculture sustainability: Past, present and future - the role of data and indicators” brings together four experts from the FAO, Wageningen research and university and the Organic Agriculture research centre, Austria. The aim is provide insights into the actual management and use of data and indicators with the aim to monitor the sustainability of EU agriculture. The hearing is organised by AGRI Committee with ENVI Committee associated.

The impact of pesticides on human health and food security in developing countries

On Tuesday, 18 July 2023, the Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety, in association with the Committee on Agriculture will hold a public hearing on “How to make sure that pesticide manufacturers disclose results of toxicity studies”.

A close up shot of a young green plant growing in potting soil with a green blurry background. Some images around this plant depict a thermometer, a raindrop, the sun, and a chemical formula

Members of the AGRI Committee participated in the public hearing regarding the vital matter for agriculture, the energy efficiency on farms.

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Poster of the audition representing four photos. One with a ladybug eating aphids. Another with grape crops protected by a fabric bag. Another still with a sprinkler of organic product on a plant. And finally a photo of a field that has just been plowed.

The AGRI and ENVI Committees organised a joint public hearing on the IPMWORKS networks. IPMWORKS is a project supported by the Horizon 2020 Programme. Its objective is to coordinate and promote pioneering farms implementing Integrated Pest Management across Europe.

Picture showing watering crops with irrigation system using sprinklers in a cultivated field.

On 25 April, ENVI and AGRI Members jointly held a public hearing on the sustainable management of water resources in agriculture.

Carbon Farming Hearing

On 22 March ENVI and AGRI committees are jointly organising a public hearing on carbon farming and its practical applications in the EU.

Part of the poster of the AGRI ENVI hearing representing a photo with an orange flower on which a bee browses and a photo of a couple of farmers in a field evaluating their crop

On Tuesday 24 January, the ENVI and AGRI Committees, in association with the Committee on Petitions held a public hearing on the European Citizens' Initiative (ECI) "Save bees and farmers! Towards a bee-friendly agriculture for a healthy environment"

Photo representing in the foreground the soil where a plant grows and fertilizers with their chemical indication. in the background we can see grass or green plants growing

Reducing impacts of fertilisers from production to end-use - increasing circularity in agriculture

Image with several photos representing a field with a wind turbine and bales of hay, a green leaf with a drop of water reflecting the earth, a wicker basket with healthy food including fruits, vegetables, dairy products and olive oil and a photo with the European building and flag

Anniversary of the CAP: on 8 November, the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development held a public hearing to mark the 60th anniversary of the Common Agricultural Policy.

Image with a hand holding some wheat with a field background

On 25 October, the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development held a public hearing in cooperation with the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety on the impact of the war on EU agriculture and food security

Photo representing a patchwork of three images: one with a green and yellow field, one with a man using a laptop taken from the back and a panorama of a little village in the mountains

On 16 March 2022, the Committee on Agriculture and Rural development (AGRI) in association with the Committee on Regional Development (REGI) held a public hearing on “A long-term vision for the EU’s rural areas”


How to reconcile economic potentials of forestry beyond wood with reaching biodiversity and climate targets