Se permite a las comisiones organizar audiencias de expertos cuando lo consideren indispensable para la buena marcha de sus trabajos sobre un asunto determinado. Las audiencias también pueden celebrarlas dos o más comisiones de forma conjunta. La mayor parte de las comisiones organiza audiencias con regularidad, ya que estos actos les permiten oír a expertos y debatir sobre asuntos clave. En esta página se ofrece toda la información disponible sobre las audiencias de las comisiones, incluidos sus programas y las intervenciones de los oradores.

FISC Public hearing

On 28 March 2023, from 16:00 to 17:30, the FISC Subcommittee will host a public hearing on “Case studies on member states national tax policies - Germany: implemented national tax reforms and the combat against aggressive tax schemes”

Plastic pollution in ocean and fish

On Tuesday 28 March 2023, the Committee on Fisheries will hold a public hearing entitled "Marine pollution (in particular plastic pollution) and its impact on fisheries".

A photo of a person looking for survivors in a collapsed building

The Committee on Budgets will hold a public hearing on the EU budget and its impact on the EU external action and its crisis response capacity. The Committees on Foreign Affairs and Development are invited to participate in the hearing.

In the perspective of a possible convention for the revision of the EU Treaties, it is important to discuss the ways of strengthening the EU’s institutional, budgetary and decision-making arrangements in the common foreign and security policy by means of treaty changes.

Firefighters working in full equipment

On 22 March, the EMPL Committee will hold a public hearing on “Working conditions of firefighters”. The World Health Organisation recently re-classified firefighters as a profession that is vulnerable to carcinogenics. This hearing will inform the EMPL committee’s work in various areas, and in particular the ongoing revision of the Asbestos at Work Directive.

REGI Public Hearing on EU regions in a "development trap" - Wednesday 22 March 2023

EU regions in a "development trap": Targeted solutions through cohesion policy instruments

Group of young people listening to a man transmitting his knowledge in aquaculture at his farm

On 21 March, the Committee on Development holds a public hearing on how to create sustainable and decent employment opportunities in Africa for its increasingly young population.

Algerian flag with the shadows of raised hands

On 21 March 2023, DROI will hold a public hearing on "The state of human rights in Algeria in the framework of the renewed partnership with the Southern Neighbourhood" to discuss recent developments in the field of human rights and the rule of law in Algeria. The hearing will be held in association with the standing delegation for relations with the Maghreb countries (DMAG).

Computer and gsm telephone hacked by spyware

On 16 March 2023 PEGA Committee held a hearing on "Spyware and telecommunication companies". Members heard from several experts in this field.

Word geopolitics in wooden blocs

On 16 March 2023 PEGA Committee held a hearing on "Geopolitics of Spyware II". It was be a continuation of the same hearing that took place on 9 February 2023, but had to be suspended due to the interpretation problems. This hearing followed up on the hearing organised by PEGA in December 2022 on "Spyware used in third countries and implications for EU foreign relations". Members heard from several victims targeted by spyware, as well as experts in this field.

Numbers and word spyware

On 9 March PEGA committee held an exchange of views on a European Security Lab / Research centre on spyware. The need to create a European Tech Centre modelled after what Citizen Lab and Amnesty International have put in place has been raised at several instances in the PEGA Committee discussions. The purpose of exchange was to come back with more precise answers to questions of how and what to have in the set up of such centre.

Human Rights

This public hearing on conscientious objection as a human right and in particular, Russian conscientious objectors aims to highlight how the human right to conscientious objection to military service must be enforced in all countries, including those at war, and how the EU could grant conscientious objectors further protection.