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01-12-2020 09:00 - FISC Public Hearing on 1st December 2020

Slyšení - FISC
Subcommittee on Tax Matters

On 1 December, the Subcommittee on Tax Matters will hold a public hearing on ""Do harmful tax practices within and outside the EU create distortions of competition in the Single Market?”.

Více podrobností

FISC Members will exchange of views with:
  • Prof. Mario Monti, former EU Commissioner for Taxation,
  • Dr. Martjn Nouwen, Director of the Institute for Tax Transparency at the University of Amsterdam,
  • Prof. Liza Lovdahl-Gormsen, British Institute of International and Comparative Law and Senior Research Fellow in Competition Law,
  • Dr. Irma Mosquera Valderrama, Associate Professor of Tax Law at Leiden,
  • Dr. Petr Jansky Associate Professor of Economics at Charles University
In a first panel discussion, FISC Members and experts will discuss the existence of current harmful tax practices outside the EU and how the existing tools could be improved to eliminate them. The debate will then focus on what extent harmful tax practices within the EU create distortions of competition in the Single Market and which legislative (including possibly Article 116 TFEU) or non-legislative tools could be used to tackle them.

Umístění: Public hearing held by remote participation
Poslední aktualizace: 25-11-2020

    Draft programme of the hearing
    Poster of the hearing

01-12-2020 14:15 - Inter-parliamentary Committee meeting on the Evaluation of Eurojust Activities

Další akce - LIBE
Interparliamentary meeting on the Evaluation of Eurojust's activities

The Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs with the support of the Directorate for relations with National Parliaments organises an Inter-parliamentary Committee meeting (ICM) on "The Evaluation of Eurojust Activities". The meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, 1 December 2020, from 14.15-15.45 and 16.45 to 18.45, via remote participation.

Více podrobností

This inter-parliamentary committee meeting will be dedicated to a first assessment of Eurojust activities by the European Parliament and national parliaments in accordance with Article 85 TFEU and Regulation 2018/1727. The meeting envisages, inter alia, the participation of the President and Vice President of Eurojust, the relevant Commissioner, representative of EPPO, etc.

Umístění: European Parliament, remote participation
Poslední aktualizace: 30-11-2020

02-12-2020 09:00 - Public Hearing on AI and Health

Slyšení - AIDA
AIDA Hearing on "AI and Health"

On Wednesday, 2 December, AIDA Special Committee will organise a remote Hearing on "AI and Health". The event will include two panels. The first panel will focus on digital governance with the participation of the Minister of Digital Governance of Greece, Kyriakos Pierrakakis, as well as the Head of Unit Public Health Functions, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, Vicky Lefevre and Deputy Director General of DG-SANTE, Claire Bury.

Více podrobností

The second panel will feature the participation of representatives of the industry, civil society and academia and will focus on uses of AI in the health sector and current challenges and opportunities.

Umístění: Remote participation
Poslední aktualizace: 27-11-2020

    Draft Programme
    Experts Bios

02-12-2020 09:00 - Facilitating a healthy lifestyle: how to reduce cancer related lifestyle risk factors

Slyšení - BECA
Illustrations depicting a healthy lifestyle

On Wednesday 2 December from 9.00 - 12.00 the BECA committee will hear from seven leading specialists in cancer prevention about the most common causes of cancer related to lifestyle such as tobacco - and alcohol use, nutrition and physical activity, and discuss prevention strategies.

Více podrobností

Up to 40 % of all cancer cases are preventable through coordinated actions on individual, social, environmental and commercial health determinants.
Adopting a healthy lifestyle: a healthier diet, more exercise and maintaining a healthy weight - besides not smoking or quitting - are important factors to reduce the risk of cancer.

The hearing consists of two parts:
Part 1: Lifestyle risk factors for cancer: Tobacco, alcohol and nutrition.
Part 2: Prevention of cancer: vaccination and risks of UV exposure.

The invited experts will participate remotely and will give an overview of the state of play as regards lifestyle risk factors for cancer.

The forthcoming BECA hearing on 11 December will address the environmental factors which can cause cancer, such as pollution in the air, water, food and soil and exposure to chemicals including dangerous and carcinogenic substances.

Umístění: Public Hearing in the European Parliament, Brussels ANTALL 4Q1 and with remote participation
Poslední aktualizace: 01-12-2020

    Draft programme
    BECA Background note on lifestyle-related and vaccine preventable risk factors, and prevention strategies
    Presentation Dr Carina Ferreira-Borges, Programme Manager Alcohol and Illicit drugs, WHO European Office for Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases
    Presentation Ms Skar - Eurocare
    Presentation Professor Rutkowski - Maria Sklodowska-Curie National Research Institute of Oncology, Warsaw, Poland
    Biography Professor Mons
    Biography Dr. Chilingirova
    Biography Dr. Ferreira-Borges
    Biography Ms Skar
    Biography Professor Rutkowski
    Biography Professor Kelly

02-12-2020 13:45 - Western Balkans and Belarus - Interparliamentary Committee Meeting

Další akce - AFET
AFET meeting remote

On 2 December the Foreign Affairs Committee (AFET) will hold an Interparliamentary Committee Meeting (ICM) with national parliaments in two sessions. The meeting is scheduled from 13.45 to 15.45 and 16.45 to 18.45, via remote participation.

Více podrobností

The first one will be devoted to the situation in the Western Balkans in the perspective of 25 years after the Dayton Accords, and the second one to Belarus and the EU response in support of democratic change in the country. Members of the AFET Committee and national parliaments, as well as those from the Western Balkans will debate in a remote meeting with high-level speakers and experts.

Poslední aktualizace: 30-11-2020

02-12-2020 13:45 - Improving the accountability of the ECB: public hearing

Slyšení - ECON
Building icon with inscription ECB and flag of The European Union over financial background.

On 2 December 2020 from 13:45 to 15:45 the ECON Committee will organise a public hearing on "Improving the Accountability of the European Central Bank".

Více podrobností

The purpose of the hearing is to receive information from experts on the accountability concerning the impact of ECB policies in the euro area and on the experience with central bank accountability in Member States and third countries, including the impact of Parliaments on the respective national central banks.

Poslední aktualizace: 24-11-2020

    Public Hearing Programme

02-12-2020 14:30 - EPRS online event: How the EU political system is changing [...]

Další akce - EPRS
EPRS online event 2 December

Full title: How the EU political system is changing: New institutional dynamics since 2019

Více podrobností

No registration needed.

Umístění: Live event via the WebEx Events platform
Poslední aktualizace: 27-11-2020

02-12-2020 16:50 - The education package: aims, challenges and prospects for success

Slyšení - CULT
Poster for a Public hearing on Education package

On 2 December 2020, from 16.50 to 18.45, the Committee on Culture and Education will hold a public hearing on "The education package: aims, challenges and prospects for success". The hearing represents an opportunity for the CULT Committee to engage with stakeholders and experts in dissecting the 'education package' published by the Commission on 30 September.

Více podrobností

The hearing will feed two reports the committee is currently working on, which deal with the two strands of the 'education package' - 'Shaping Digital Education Policy', which examines the extent to which the revised Digital Education Action Plan responds to the digital education policy needs, and 'The European Education Area: a shared holistic approach to education, skills and competences'. The hearing will be organised in three panels dealing with the first setting the scene of the education package and the other two dealing with the specific strands of the Digital Education Action Plan and the European Education Area.

Poslední aktualizace: 24-11-2020

    Draft programme - Public hearing on Education package

07-12-2020 10:00 - Health and environmental impacts of 5G

Seminář - STOA
3D Illustration. Background from triangles connecting dots and lines.


Více podrobností

The imminent introduction of 5G across the EU is expected to bring new opportunities for citizens and businesses, through faster browsing, streaming, downloading, as well as better connectivity - a new stage in the evolution of our increasingly interconnected world. 5G wireless communication offers numerous advantages, for instance to medical research, which will benefit from having such extremely high gigabit connectivity. 5G is the foundation technology for the Internet of Things (IoT), where machines will communicate with each other. However, 5G may also bring new threats to human and animal health and to the environment.

In order to discuss these issues, the STOA Panel is organising this virtual workshop. The workshop will be structured around three main questions, which the panellists have been asked to address:

Q1. Is the 2020 International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) risk assessment of the health and environmental effects of electromagnetic fields, sufficiently robust and reliable for protective policymaking?

Q2. Are the ICNIRP recommended exposure limits for electromagnetic fields, which are based mainly on short term tissue heating effects, sufficiently protective to avoid harm from lower level, longer term exposures that are below the ICNIRP limits.

Q3. Is there enough independent research into the health and environmental effects of 5G, which would help to reassure the public and help minimise future liabilities?



- Michèle Rivasi, MEP and STOA Panel Member

- Ivo Hristov, MEP and STOA Panel Member

10:05-11:05 - HEALTH IMPACT OF 5G

- Fiorella Belpoggi, Ramazzini Institute, Bologna, Italy

- Elisabeth Cardis, Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), Spain

- Rodney Croft, International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP)

- Franz Karcher, DG Sante, European Commission


- Arno Thielens, Ghent University - imec, Ghent, Belgium

- Gerard Ledoigt, Clermont Université, Clermont-Ferrand, France


- Q&A from the audience

- Ivo Hristov, MEP and STOA Panel Member

- Michèle Rivasi, MEP and STOA Panel Member

Moderator: David Gee, Institute of Environment, Health, and Societies, Brunel University, London, UK

The information on how to join and follow the event will be available closer to the event date.

Poslední aktualizace: 01-12-2020


07-12-2020 14:00 - Public Hearing on Women's Rights Defenders

Slyšení - FEMM
Women's Rights Defenders

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

Více podrobností

The hearing aims to discuss the situation of Women's Rights Defenders by assessing the EU existing frameworks and instruments that protect Human Rights Defenders in order to ensure the inclusion of a gender perspective. The specific challenges and risks faced by Women's Rights Defenders will be given due consideration.

Invited speakers:

  • Nana Namata Annette Mwafrika Mbarikiwa - activist from Uganda
  • Claire Ivers - Head of the EU Office at Front Line Defenders
  • Mary Lawlor - United Nations special rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders

Poslední aktualizace: 25-11-2020

    Hearing - Poster
    Hearing - Draft Programme

08-12-2020 17:00 - EPRS online policy roundtable: Towards European economic recovery [...]

Další akce - EPRS

Full title: Towards European economic recovery: How big and how quick a rebound will we see in 2021?

Online policy roundtable with partner: International Monetary Fund. Presentation by Alfred KAMMER, Director for Europe of the IMF’s Regional Economic Outlook for Europe, then discussion with external guests, Cinzia ALCIDI, Director of research, CEPS.

Více podrobností

No registration needed.

Umístění: Live event via the WebEx Events platform
Poslední aktualizace: 26-11-2020

09-12-2020 15:00 - Digital human rights and the future of democracy: Lessons from the pandemic

Další akce - STOA
STOA Annual Lecture

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this STOA event is taking place online. Concerning the registration, please ignore the information about the access badges.

Více podrobností

This year, STOA's Annual Lecture will focus on the disruptive effects of the digital revolution upon democracy and the protection of civil liberties and human rights in the context of the current pandemic. It will examine the impacts of digital technology on democratic decision-making and the notion of democratic citizenship. The Annual Lecture 2020, chaired by STOA Chair Eva KAILI (S&D, Greece), will investigate the challenges associated with the growing datafication of our societies and the need to reclaim data sovereignty in the era of artificial intelligence.

Following the opening remarks of the STOA Chair, the European Commission Vice-President for the European Way of Life, Margaritis SCHINAS, will deliver an introductory speech on the subject of the event. The keynote lecture will be delivered by Shoshana ZUBOFF, Charles Edward Wilson Professor Emerita of Business Administration at Harvard Business School and award-winning author of 'The Age of Surveillance Capitalism'. Professor ZUBOFF is a world-class thinker whose research is focused on the contested digital transition, its relationship to the future of capitalism, and the consequences for individuals and society.

Her keynote speech will be followed by a panel discussion on various aspects of key new technologies, with the participation of Members of the European Parliament and two eminent experts: Fredrik HEINTZ, Associate professor of Computer Science at Linköping University, Sweden and President of the Swedish AI Society, and Karen YEUNG, Professor of Law, Ethics and Informatics, Birmingham Law School and School of Computer Science, University of Birmingham, UK. An online public debate will close the event.

'Our digital century was to have been democracy's Golden Age. Instead, we enter its third decade marked by extreme asymmetries of knowledge and the power that accrues to such knowledge, as surveillance capitalism seizes control of information and learning itself. Today the unaccountable power of the tech companies threatens to remake society as it unmakes democracy, exposing a void where democratic power should be and alerting us to our historical condition: We march naked into the digital century without the charters of rights, legal frameworks, regulatory paradigms, and institutions necessary to ensure a digital future that is compatible with democracy. If digital technologies are to advance the aspirations of a democratic people in our time, then we must invent the laws and institutions that will make it so.'

- Shoshana Zuboff, author, The Age of Surveillance Capitalism, Professor emerita, Harvard Business School

Draft Agenda

  • 15:00-15:10, Opening remarks, Eva KAILI, STOA Chair
  • 15:10-15:25, Margaritis SCHINAS, European Commission Vice-President for Promoting the European Way of Life
  • 15:25-15:55, Keynote speech, Professor Shoshana ZUBOFF
  • 15:55-16:25, Discussion with experts, Members of the European Parliament and the public, including:

Fredrik HEINTZ, Associate professor of Computer Science at Linköping University, Sweden; President of Swedish AI Society, Director of Graduate School of Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software (WASP)

Karen YEUNG, Professor of Law, Ethics and Informatics, Birmingham Law School and School of Computer Science, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom

  • 16:25-16:30, Closing remarks, Eva KAILI, STOA Chair

Poslední aktualizace: 30-11-2020

10-12-2020 17:30 - EPRS online policy roundtable: What will think tanks take away from 2020?

Další akce - EPRS

Full title: Beyond the coronavirus crisis: What will think tanks take away from 2020?

Further information about this online event will be soon published.

Více podrobností

No need for registration. The link to join the event will be published in due time.

Umístění: Live event via the WebEx Events platform
Poslední aktualizace: 26-11-2020

16-12-2020 14:00 - EPRS online Book Talk | The story of the EU Global Strategy [...]

Další akce - EPRS
Online Book Talk on 16 December 2020

Full title: The story of the EU Global Strategy - Defining the principles and priorities of Europe’s foreign policy

Dr Nathalie Tocci of the Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI), who worked with HR/VP Federica Mogherini in drafting the latest EU Global Strategy in June 2016, will talk about her recent book on the process. Entitled Framing the EU Global Strategy: A Stronger Europe in a Fragile World, Tocci’s book explains the origins and substance of the strategy, […]

Více podrobností

[...] and offers a behind-the-scenes portrait of the players involved and the choices they made in seeking to define the principles and policies that encapsulate the Union's world view.
No registration needed.

Umístění: Live event through the WebEx platform
Poslední aktualizace: 26-11-2020


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