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.

Poster to announce hearing on
DEVE

On Wednesday 22 January 2020, the Committee on Development (DEVE) held a public hearing on effectiveness, efficiency and results of EU aid for sustainable development with experts, including Thomas Gass, the Co-Chair of the Global Partnership of Effective Development Cooperation, Mr Thomas Gass, OECD DAC Chair Ms Susanna Moorehead, Mr Vitalice Meja of the network "Reality of Aid Africa" and Ms Jean-Letitia Saldanha of the European Network on Debt and Development.

The future of the EU's Humanitarian Aid
DEVE

With participants including Commissioner Stylianides and representatives from UN OCHA, the International Committee and International Federation of the Red Cross (ICRC/IFRC) and the NGO Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), this public hearing on the future of the EU’s humanitarian aid provided Members the opportunity to discuss with stakeholders key humanitarian challenges, and the way forward to address these, including commitments made at the World Humanitarian Summit.

Sustainable Development Goals represented by 17 graphics forming a globe from the UN official site
DEVE ENVI

On Thursday morning, 7 February, the Committees on Development and on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety held a joint hearing with high-level guests to discuss strategic action and better monitoring to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).