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.

Photo of Vice-President Věra Jourová of the European Commission

On 30 June from 11.00 to 13.00, ING2 Members will welcome Vice-President for Values and Transparency, Ms Věra Jourová, to the special committee. As a first follow-up to the recommendations from the INGE-report, ING2 Members will discuss, together with Members from IMCO, CULT and LIBE, what steps the Commission has taken since the adoption of the INGE report.

EU flag with a hole in the form of the UK

On 15 June 2022 the Committee on Culture and Education will hold a public hearing on “The United Kingdom and Erasmus+” in association with the Committee for Petitions. The hearing will assess the impact of the UK's decision to withdraw from Erasmus+ on higher education institutions and their students.

New European Bauhaus logo

On Wednesday 20 April, the two co-rapporteurs, Christian Ehler (ITRE) and Marcos Ros Sempere (CULT), presented the draft own-initiative report on the New European Bauhaus Initiative. The initiative takes up the objectives of the European Green Deal to find tangible, sustainable, beautiful and inclusive solutions to improve our daily lives.

circle of figures cut out in paper held in the palms of the hands

In order to inform on the ongoing CULT implementation report on the same topic, the Committee is organising a public hearing on “Inclusion measures within the Erasmus+ Programme 2014-2020” on 26 October 2021 from 9.10 to 11.00.

Cubes spelling the word "culture"

On 14 October 2021 the Committee on Culture and Education and the Committee on Foreign Affairs will hold a joint public hearing on “Culture in the EU's external relations”.

European flag, clouds, digital numbers

On 27 September 2021 the Committee on Culture and Education held a public hearing on on the basic structures and main principles of a European Digital Public Sphere. The invited experts were Prof. Dr. Jan-Hendrik Passoth, Professor for Sociology of Technology, European New School of Digital Studies, European University Viadrina (DE) and Hans H. Luik, AS Ekspress Grupp, Member of the Supervisory Board (ET), representing the perspectives from both public and private operators.

vector horizontal illustration of connected circles with educational icons for learning and teaching concepts

Jointly organised with CULT committee, this session will assess cultural, educational and media aspects of foreign interference

Lightbulb, bright idea and creative thinking

On Tuesday, 22 June 2021 (13:45-15:45) the CULT Committee will hold a public hearing on the topic "Creative Europe and the cultural and creative sectors in Horizon Europe: how can synergies and potentials be maximized?".

Minimalist drawing by a black line of a group of people talking with a comic balloon, and a wood and a village on the background

On Wednesday, 16 June 2021 (16:45-18:45), ITRE and CULT Committees held a joint-public hearing on the New European Bauhaus (NEB), a Commission’s interdisciplinary initiative which helps to deliver the European Green Deal by combining design, sustainability and accessibility while fostering building energy efficiency.

Empty frame on the wall. The painting is missing.

In association with the Committee on Culture and Education (CULT), INGE held a hearing on the role of history, culture and education to combat disinformation.

Poster for a Public hearing on Education package

On 2 December 2020 the Committee on Culture and Education held a public hearing on "The education package: aims, challenges and prospects for success". The hearing represented an opportunity for the CULT Committee to engage with stakeholders and experts in dissecting the 'education package' published by the Commission on 30 September.

Artificial Intelligence used in education, culture and the audiovisual sector

The CULT Committee hold a public hearing on "The use of Artificial Intelligence in education, culture and the audiovisual sector" on Wednesday 19 February 2020. Five experts were invited.