Una commissione può organizzare un'audizione di esperti, ove ciò sia ritenuto essenziale ai fini del proprio lavoro su un determinato tema. Le audizioni possono anche essere tenute congiuntamente da due o più commissioni. La maggior parte delle commissioni organizza audizioni regolarmente in quanto consentono di consultare esperti e discutere temi fondamentali. Questa pagina contiene tutte le informazioni disponibili riguardo alle audizioni delle commissioni, compresi i programmi e i contributi degli oratori.

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The implementation of artificial intelligence in justice systems is key to the modernisation of access to justice and to the improvement of the quality of the legal environment in Europe. In this context, assessment of technical, legal and ethical aspects is important since citizens’ trust in artificial intelligence and related technologies will be essential for its implementation.

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The aim of the hearing is to engage in an open debate with relevant stakeholders on this important topic. Distributed solar power generation is an approach to provide solar energy by deploying tools and technologies in proximity to the end users of the power.

A doctor giving a vaccine shot to the planet Earth

The Committee on Budgets, in association with the Committee on Development, held a public hearing on the "Implementation and Financing of COVAX: Successes, Challenges and Lessons for the Future". The hearing focused on the current state of play, mechanisms in place and the current and possible future financial needs of the COVAX initiative. It sought to understand how EU financing has supported vaccine research, production and distribution efforts.

On 16 May 2022, IMCO will hold a public hearing on "Digital product passports: enhancing transparency and consumer information in the internal market".

Human rights

The aim of the hearing is to engage in a debate with policy-makers and scholars on progress and challenges towards the universal abolition of the death penalty and to discuss how to strengthen strategies and international cooperation to this end. There is a clear overall trend on the declining use of the death penalty worldwide. However, large-scale executions and the resumptions of the application of the death penalty in certain countries are of great concern.

A light bulb out of a box on top of a book - concept of innovation and ideas out of the box

On 16 May, the ITRE Committee will hold a public hearing on ' Creative Start-ups and Innovation'. The aim of this meeting is to hear from the invited speakers about the novel innovation in their Start-ups, and also to learn more about the innovation that they have set up in the creative sector. The theme of the hearing is linked to EU industrial strategy, cultural and creative industries.


On 12 May 2022 LIBE will organize a public hearing on 'Police ethics, the use of force and respect of fundamental rights in law enforcement work'.

Cormorant eating a fish

In many European regions, increasing cormorant populations (Phalacrocorax carbo) are putting pressure on fisheries, aquaculture and biodiversity with heavy economic and social impacts for fishers and fish farmers.

FISC Public hearing on “The use of special tax regimes in the EU by high net worth individuals: the case of Russian oligarchs”

On 10 May, from 13:45 to 15:45, the FISC Subcommittee will host a public hearing on "the use of special tax regimes in the EU by high net worth individuals: the case of Russian oligarchs".

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On Tuesday, 10 May 2022, the FEMM Committee jointly with the LIBE Committee will hold a public hearing on “Combatting gender-based violence online”.

Human rights and AI

The increasing use of artificial intelligence (AI) generates new challenges for human rights, with expressed concern about the unprecedented level of surveillance across the globe by state and private actors, which is incompatible with human rights. Human rights defenders and dissenters face particular risks that they will be targeted; on the other hand, AI can potentially offer at least some of them additional tools to defend human rights and democracy around the world.