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.

Miniature people with a stack of coins

On 22 April 2021, the EMPL and FEMM committees organized a joint hearing on the Commission proposal for a Pay Transparency Directive.

Two women reading a document

On Monday, 19 April 2021, FEMM organized a Public Hearing on "Empowering EU supports for women entrepreneurs and investors, including through MFF 2021-2027".

Women's rights

The Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality (FEMM) and the Special Committee on Foreign Interference in all Democratic Processes in the European Union, including Disinformation (INGE) held a joint hearing on "Foreign interference on the financing of anti-choice organisations in the EU" on 25 March 2021.

Attacks on abortion rights and breaches of the Rule of Law in Poland

On 24 February 2021, the LIBE and FEMM Committees organised a joint hearing on "Attacks on abortion rights and breaches of the Rule of Law in Poland"

Precarious work

The Committee on Gender Equality and Women's Rights (FEMM) organized a hearing on “Gender aspects of precarious work" on 25 January 2021, between 13.45 - 14.45 remotely.

FEMM Hearing on Women's Rights Defenders

On 7 December 2020, between 14.00 - 15.00, the FEMM Committee held a Public Hearing on "Women’s Rights Defenders (WRD) - EU’s role to combat the increasing attacks against WRD and women’s rights"

Teenage girl suffering from cyber bullying, cyber violence, online hate

The Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) and the Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality (FEMM) held a joint hearing on “Combating Gender based Violence: Cyber Violence” on 30 November 2020.

Women's fight in Belarus

The Committee on Gender Equality and Women's Rights (FEMM), in association with the Delegation for relations with Belarus (D-BY), organized an exchange of views on “Women in Belarus” on 12 November 2020 from 17.00-17.45 remotely.

sexual harassment hearing poster

The Committee on Gender Equality and Women's Rights (FEMM) organized a hearing on “Sexual harassment in the EU institutions: follow-up of the EP resolution” on 9 November 2020 from 14.30-15.45 remotely.

Women in Digitalisation

The Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality (FEMM), in association with the Special Committee on Artificial Intelligence in a Digital Age (AIDA), held a public hearing on “Women and digitalisation” on 28 October 2020 between 14:15 - 15:45 remotely.

Cancer prevention colourful ribbons

The Special Committee on Beating Cancer of the European Parliament (BECA), in association with the Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality (FEMM) organised a hearing on “Beating Breast Cancer: Challenges and opportunities” on Tuesday 27 October 2020.

Gender-specific Measures in Anti-trafficking Actions

A joint committee hearing on “Trafficking in human beings" will be organized by the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) and the Committee on Gender Equality and Women's Rights (FEMM) on 26 October 2020 from 17:30 – 18:45 remotely.

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