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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Hearings LIBE FEMM

The LIBE Committee, in association with FEMM Committee, organised a public hearing on ‘The Implementation of the Citizens, Equality, Rights and Values programme’ (CERV), on 14 February 2024.

Plant and balance
Hearings FEMM

On 7 December 2023, the FEMM committee will hold a hearing on "Gender Mainstreaming and EU climate policy".

Two pictures side by side. The left one showing a woman working behind a screen with a prosthetic arm. The other picture shows two women working respectively behind a screen; the woman on the right has down syndrome.
Hearings EMPL FEMM

The hearing aims to show which targeted solutions and policy measures should be applied to eradicate any obstacles in specific sectors, in order to ensure the equal opportunities of women and girls with disabilities for independent living, and in particular in the open labour market.

artistic representation of individuals - image used for the hearing on Municipalism and Gender Equality policies in the EU
Hearings FEMM

On 29 November the FEMM Committee will organise a hearing on Municipalism and Gender Equality policies in the EU.

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Hearings FEMM ECON

On Tuesday, 24 October 2023, the ECON and FEMM Committees jointly organised a high-level event on “Women in Economics and Finance: Debate on the next challenges in the EU” in the context of the 2023 European Gender Equality Week.

Women's fight in Belarus
Hearings FEMM

On Tuesday, 24 October 2023, the FEMM Committee jointly with the Delegation for relations with Belarus held a hearing on the situation of Women in Belarus.

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Hearings FEMM AFCO

On Tuesday, 24 October 2023, the FEMM and AFCO Committees held a hearing on “Elect her - how to support women’s political participation”.

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On Monday, 23 October 2023, the FEMM, BUDG and CONT committees discussed on “Gender mainstreaming in the EU budget”.

Woman with sign in her hands
Hearings FEMM

On Tuesday, 19 September 2023, the FEMM Committee held a hearing on “Women's reproductive health and specificities, including SRHR and access to abortion”.

Hearings FEMM

On Wednesday, 24 May, the FEMM Committee organised a hearing on “Gender aspects of defence, peace and security”.

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Hearings FEMM

On Wednesday, 24 May 2023, the FEMM Committee exchanged views with representatives of Equinet and national equality bodies.

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Hearings FEMM

On Tuesday 25 April 2023, the FEMM Committee held a public hearing on "The backlash against women’s rights".