Auditions

Une commission peut organiser une audition d'experts lorsqu'elle estime que celle-ci est indispensable pour ses travaux sur une question déterminée. Les auditions peuvent aussi être conduites conjointement par deux commissions ou plus. La plupart des commissions organisent régulièrement des auditions, qui leur permettent de connaître les points de vue d'experts et de débattre sur de grands enjeux. Vous trouverez sur la présente page tous les renseignements utiles sur les auditions organisées par les commissions, notamment les programmes et les interventions des orateurs.

Businessman presenting concept about research, innovation and experiments

The public hearing on "New ERA for Research and Innovation" will cover topics such as the prioritization of investments and reforms in research and innovation towards the green and digital transition to support Europe's recovery; strengthening mobility of researchers and free flow of knowledge and technology through greater cooperation among Member States; boosting market uptake of research and innovation results and improving access to excellence for researchers across the EU.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically affected our labour markets and brought permanent changes to the way we work.

Image shows a map of the Western Balkans

The INGE meeting on Thursday 2 December from 9.00 to 12.00 will start with a hearing on “Foreign interference in the Western Balkans”, which will be held in association with the Committee on Foreign Affairs’ Working Group on the Western Balkans. After the hearing, there will be a presentation of the in-depth analysis on “The misuse of social media platforms and other communication channels by authoritarian regimes: lessons learned”.

Two miners in the mine

Over the past years PETI has received many petitions denouncing the bad consequences of reckless mining activities in different Member States, in breach of different EU environmental provisions, and with negative socioeconomic implications, for instance in the field of agriculture ,rural tourism, as well as public health.

The EMPL Committee will organise a hearing on the ‘Application of the Employment Equality Directive and the Racial Equality Directive’ on 1 December following the publication of a Commission Report on the topic on 19 March 2021.

Bonsai plant held in a hand

On 1 December, the IMCO Committee, in association with the ENVI Committee, will hold a public hearing on sustainable public procurement. The aim of the hearing is to determine how using the full potential of public buying can help to achieve goals of the European Green Deal. Green public procurement has the potential to be a key tool for sustainable procurement as Europe's public authorities are major consumers (14% GDP annually).

Improving correct application of IPR online through design

On 1 December 2021, the Committee on Legal Affairs will hold a public hearing on "Improving correct application of IPR online through design". At this hearing, experts will be invited to reflect on the question whether a correct application of IPR online could be improved through IPR data management and the use of new technologies such as Blockchain.

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On Wednesday 1st of December from 10:00 to 12:00, ECON and LIBE Committees will have a joint public hearing on anti-money laundering, with 2 panels.

Poster image for TRAN hearing on Naiades III – Strategic Tools for Sustainable Inland Waterways Transport within the EU

The TRAN Committee will hold a public debate on the "Naiades III - Strategic Tools for Sustainable Inland Waterways Transport within the EU" which will examine the major elements of the new programme and its implications for the sector. Specifically, experts could discuss how the proposed measures could contribute to reaching the economic and environmental objectives of the programme.

AIDA public hearing

On Tuesday 30 November, 16:45-18:45, the AIDA Committee will hold a hearing on the topic of AI and bias. The hearing will comprise two panel discussions with experts from academia, civil society and industry, followed by a Q&A with AIDA Members. The first panel will focus on the impact of bias on the development of trustworthy AI. The second panel will explore algorithmic accountability, data governance, and how to reduce bias in AI systems.

FISC Subcommittee

On 30 November 2021, from 16:45 to 18:15, the FISC Subcommittee will host a public hearing on "Tax avoidance and evasion in the Pandora Papers".

Child labor in developing countries

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