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.

Second Annual Conference on the Global State of Human Rights

The European Parliament and the Global Campus of Human Rights will organise the second Annual Conference on the Global State of Human Rights on 15-16 July 2022 in Venice, Italy. This unique event will include keynote speakers, pannelists and moderators from diverse backgrounds, including Members of the European Parliament, academics from the Global Campus network, high officials from EU and other international organisations, national human rights bodies, civil society, human rights defenders

Chips Act

The aim of the hearing is to look at chips as a strategic component of any industrial chain and the race for the most advanced chips is linked to technological and industrial leadership. The hearing will be held in the context of the recent Commission proposal on a European Chips Act.


The COVID-19 pandemic has deprived a number of older people of a dignified end of life around the world. It has also amplified the existing human rights violations suffered by dependent ones, such as abuse, neglect and discrimination. On 11 July DROI will hold a hearing to examine the current situation on the protection of the rights of dependent elderly people and other dependent persons under international and national laws.

FISC Subcommittee

The next meeting of the FISC Subcommittee will take place on 11 July 2022, from 15:00 to 17:00. The Subcommittee will host a public hearing on "The role of tax incentives and exemptions in the framework of the reform of corporate taxation and in the promotion of European economies' competitiveness".

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.

automotive industry

The aim of the hearing was to look at the automotive sector and its supply chains in the context of the EU industrial policy. Experts also discussed innovation, competition, and the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the automotive industry.

Houses and coins in equilibrium on the planet Earth

The Committee in Budgets held a public hearing on social and biodiversity tracking in the EU budget and EU policies. The hearing aimed to provide the Committee on Budgets - and the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety for the first panel - with insight on social and biodiversity methodologies which are or could be applied to the EU budget and EU policies.

Poster with information on the public hearing

On 16 June 2022, the Committee on Budgetary Control (CONT) organised a public hearing on "The role of investigative journalism to uncover fraud and corruption in Europe."

SEDE meeting 16 June 2022

Evaluating EU Security Sector Reform (SSR) and Disarmament, Demobilisation and Reintegration (DDR) policy framework and the implications for strengthening an integrated approach for CSDP

FISC Subcommittee public hearing on "Case studies on Member States national tax policies - Ireland: implemented national tax reforms and the combat against aggressive tax schemes"

On 16 June 2022, from 09:30 to 11:00, the FISC Subcommittee will host a public hearing on ‘Case studies on Member States national tax policies - Ireland: implemented national tax reforms and the combat against aggressive tax schemes’.

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.