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.

High angle view on water supply in Melkadida refugee camp in Somali Region, Dollo Ado. Water tanks in foreground with little huts and shelter, desert and hills in background.

On 14 June, the Committee on Development held a Public Hearing on Achieving more efficient humanitarian action: advancing the humanitarian-development-peace nexus in a multilateral system. The hearing was chaired by MEP Mónica Silvana González, Standing Rapporteur for Humanitarian Aid.

A doctor giving a vaccine shot to the planet Earth

The Committee on Budgets, in association with the Committee on Development, held a public hearing on the "Implementation and Financing of COVAX: Successes, Challenges and Lessons for the Future". The hearing focused on the current state of play, mechanisms in place and the current and possible future financial needs of the COVAX initiative. It sought to understand how EU financing has supported vaccine research, production and distribution efforts.

African woman shopping food stuff in a local market paying by doing mobile transfer via phone for a trader

The Committee on Development held a hearing on 22 March 2022 to discuss recommendations on how to more effectively address hunger and malnutrition through EU development and humanitarian policies.

Child labor in developing countries

The Committees on Development and the Committee on International Trade held a joint hearing on 30 November 2021 to discuss the ways to tackle child labour in developing countries.

City of Hô Chi Minh

On Wednesday 26 May 2021, the Committees on Development (DEVE), in association with the Committee on Women's Rights (FEMM) held a public hearing on addressing inequalities in developing countries, with specific reference to the COVID pandemic.

Poster to announce hearing on "Effectiveness, efficiency and results of EU aid for sustainable development"

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.

Young boys playing football among the city ruins

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

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).