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.

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BECA

On Wednesday 11 December from 9.30 - 12.30 the BECA committee will hear from seven leading specialists in cancer prevention about the effect the environment can have on everybody's risk of developing cancer, including radiation, air pollution, exposure to chemicals and pesticides, and being exposed to carcinogens at work.

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BECA

On Wednesday 2 December from 9.00 - 12.00 the BECA committee discussed with seven leading specialists in cancer prevention about the most common causes of cancer related to lifestyle such as tobacco - and alcohol use, nutrition and physical activity, and discuss prevention strategies. All the experts' presentations and the webstreaming link to watch the hearing again can be found below.

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BECA

On 12 November, four high-level experts provided Members with in-depth information on how to support cancer research in terms of strengthening prevention, diagnosis, treatment and innovation, also with a view to achieving the new Mission on Cancer within Horizon Europe, including financial support. The hearing addressed areas where Member States alone cannot be successful, as in the case of child cancer, rare cancers or research into unknown causes of cancer, which represent 50 % of the cases.

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BECA FEMM

The Special Committee on Beating Cancer of the European Parliament (BECA), in association with the Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality (FEMM) organised a hearing on “Beating Breast Cancer: Challenges and opportunities” on Tuesday 27 October 2020.