Anstehende Veranstaltungen

10-05-2021 11:15 - Lessons from a public health crisis: Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on cancer care

Anhörung - BECA
Tablet pc and medical tools

BECA MEPs will discuss the results of the public consultation on the "Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on cancer prevention, health services, cancer patients and research" on Monday 10 May from 11.15 - 12.00. A copy of the synopsis report with a summary of the findings and recommendations is available in the link below.

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Several organisations that contributed to the BECA survey will participate in the exchange of views in order to make the discussion as broad and complete as possible:
  • European Cancer Organisation (E.C.O.)
  • European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO)
  • European Public Health Association (EUPHA)
The synopsis report presents the outcome of the stakeholders' public consultation conducted by BECA in February - March 2021. It provided a framework for proposals for short-term and sustainable solutions, but also for future health crises (e.g. disease preparedness) to ensure continuity of cancer services, also taking into account Europe's Beating Cancer Plan.

Lage: Brussels, European Parliament, József Antall (6Q2) and remote participation
Letzte Aktualisierung: 07-05-2021

    Draft Programme
    Biographies of the experts

Presentation Panel 1: Financing of Europe's Beating Cancer Plan

      Speakers 1 & 2: Prof. Mark Lawler and Dr. Mirjam Crul_slides

Presentation Panel 2: The Union's legislative competences in policies for fighting cancer

      Speaker 3_Prof. Solange Peters

Presentation Panel 3: Public Consultation Synopsis Report - The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on cancer

      Speaker 4_Dineke Zeegers Paget
    The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on cancer prevention, health services and cancer patients and research: Lessons from a public health crisis” (flyer)

10-05-2021 13:00 - Foreign interference from the Kremlin - Mikhail Khodorkovsky guest in INGE

Anhörung - INGE
Mikhail Khodorkovsky in the EP AFET committee meeting in 2014

On Monday 10 May from 13.00 to 14.00, Mikhail Khodorkovsky, Dossier Center, will join the INGE committee as a guest for a one hour discussion on interference with origin in Russia.

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The discussion is a follow-up of a first hearing on the same topic, held in February.

The hearing is organized by EP Special Committee on Foreign Interference in all Democratic Processes in the European Union, including Disinformation (INGE), in association with the Committee on Foreign Affairs and the European Parliament Delegation to the EU-Russia Parliamentary Cooperation Committee (D-RU).

Letzte Aktualisierung: 07-05-2021

    Draft agenda
    INGE Newsletter

10-05-2021 13:45 - ENVI Public Hearing on new genomic techniques in the food sector

Anhörung - ENVI
GM string

On 10 May 2021, the ENVI Committee will hold a public hearing with ensuing discussion on new GM techniques in the food sector and their impacts on health and the environment.

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The aim of the hearing is to assess and to discuss with the help of four experts potential impacts of new genetic modification techniques on health and the environment. At the opening of the event, Commission officials will present a report on 'report on 'novel genomic techniques' ' that was drafted following a 2018 CJEU ruling. The latter concluded that genome edited products and other new GMOs fall within the scope of EU GMO legislation while indicating that new policy instruments should be considered to make the legislation more resilient, future-proof and uniformly applied.

The hearing can be followed via webstreaming on the ENVI website and will be also available on demand. Registration is not required.

Letzte Aktualisierung: 06-05-2021

    Hearing Poster
    Hearing Programme

10-05-2021 13:50 - Public hearing on the EU long-term strategy towards Russia

Anhörung - AFET
Alexei Navalny

On 10 May, the Committee on Foreign Affairs will hold an online hearing " EU long-term strategy towards Russia ". Amid the recent expulsions of diplomats and blacklisting of prominent EU officials as well as Russia's continued crackdown on the opposition, the Foreign Affairs Committee will take stock of the achievements and the shortcomings of the current EU strategy vis à vis Russia.

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Members and experts will discuss how to rethink and update the EU's strategy towards Russia for the years to come. The elements put forward will feed into the forthcoming EP recommendations on Russia.

Lage: Remote via SPAAK 1A2
Letzte Aktualisierung: 04-05-2021

    Draft programme

10-05-2021 13:50 - Gender-based violence in education - Workshop

Workshop - FEMM
Workshop on role of education in preventing violence against women

On Monday, 10 May 2021, Policy Department C, at the request of the Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality (FEMM) will organize the Workshop on “The role of education in preventing violence against women”.

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Education is key to prevent violence against women and gender-based violence (GBV). The workshop will explore, among other topics, how to tackle gender stereotypes in schools and how to engage families and boys in combatting GBV. Speakers will also discuss best practices on GBV prevention in schools, teachers training in gender sensitive education and reporting mechanisms.

Members will debate with Mar Venegas (University of Granada, Spain), Professor Susanne Strand (Örebrö University, Sweden) and György Mészáros (Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary).

Lage: European Parliament Brussels via remote participation
Letzte Aktualisierung: 07-05-2021

    Draft programme
    Workshop poster

10-05-2021 15:45 - Meeting/Hearing on online platforms and interference

Anhörung - INGE IMCO
Social Network Interface

On Monday 10 May, from 15.45 to 18.45, INGE committee will have consideration of the new working document and talks with Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. ITRE and IMCO committees are associated to the hearing with online platform representatives.

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The INGE Rapporteur, Ms Sandra KALNIETE, will present a working document called "Foreign interference using online platforms - threats, risks and remedies". After this, there will be a hearing called "the Role of Social Media Platforms for spreading and developing disinformation and for detecting and countering it".

Invited guests are:
• Nathaniel Gleicher, Head of Security Policy, Facebook
• Stephen Turner, Director, EU Public Policy, Twitter
• Marco Pancini, YouTube Government Affairs and Public Policy Director for Europe

Letzte Aktualisierung: 07-05-2021

    Draft agenda
    Working document on foreign interference using online platforms – threats, risks and remedies (non-edited version)
    INGE Newsletter

11-05-2021 13:30 - EPRS online Book Talk with MEP López Aguilar

Andere Veranstaltung - EPRS
EPRS online event

Full title: The European Parliament: The challenge of aligning citizens’ expectations and political power

This latest EPRS Book Talk is devoted to ‘El Parlamento Europeo: una experiencia única’ - 'The European Parliament: A unique experience' - recently authored by Juan Fernando López Aguilar MEP, Chair of the EP's Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE). [...]

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[...] The book provides a comparative law insight into the Parliament's institutional character, its decision-making processes and legislative output, and how it engages with citizens. Not only does Mr López Aguilar draw on his experience of EU legislative work in the area of freedom, security and justice - looking notably at common migration policy, common management of borders, asylum and refugee policy, the rule of law, democracy and fundamental rights - he also compares the Parliament's role with that of national parliaments, especially the Spanish national parliament of which he was also a member for nine years. He argues that the EP suffers not from a democratic deficit, but from problems in communicating with citizens, and reflects on the prospects for reform in the context of the Conference on the Future of Europe. Mr López Aguilar will be joined by a distinguished panel of practitioners and academics to discuss the issues raised in his book.
No need to register.

Lage: Live event through the Webex Events platform
Letzte Aktualisierung: 05-05-2021

11-05-2021 14:00 - Health and economic benefits of microbiomes (online event)

Workshop - STOA
Green Algae Cells 3D Illustration

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In recent years, a lot of scientific knowledge has made its way to the greater public, raising interest in the human microbiomes, which are mostly understood as the universe of gut bacteria that determine our health status and wellbeing, as well as our immune and hormonal systems. The microbiomes are key players to many natural processes in agriculture, food and drinking systems, waste degradation, recycling, and the creation of new materials. Besides the production of healthier, and more natural and sustainable foods, innovations involving microbiomes can already be seen in agriculture and crop production, for example in plant protection through bio-pesticides or in climate-friendly waste degradation systems reusing and recycling materials and energy. Many exciting microbiome-related scientific discoveries and innovations in microbiological and microbial systems can be expected in the coming decades, which may help to address challenges in human health, sustainable food production, biodiversity, and climate change.

The STOA workshop is organised in two sessions: the first will discusses the clinical implications of microbiomes, whilst the second will analyse the economic and regulatory aspects of microbiomes.




14:00-14:10 - WELCOME

Eva Kaili, MEP and STOA Chair

14:10-15:00 - Health and environmental implications of microbiomes

Moderator: Nassos Typas, European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Heidelberg, Germany

Emmanuelle Maguin, INRAE, France

The microbiome-host symbiosis, a cornerstone of human health

Elisabetta Caselli, University of Ferrara, Italy

Microbial strategies to reduce pathogens and drug resistance in clinical settings

Lene Lange, LLa-BioEconomy, Denmark

Microbiomes for animal health and environmental sustainability

15:00-15:40 Economic and regulatory aspects of microbiomes

Moderator: Irene Verheijen, European Association for Food Law (EFLA)

Angela Sessitsch, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT)

How tiny little things run the earth and the circular economies

Martha Hugas, European Food and Safety Agency (EFSA)

Safety and regulatory challenges for microbiome innovations

Kathleen d`Hondt, Flemish Government, Belgium

Policy options for microbiome innovations: perspectives from the OECD

15:40-16:20 Q&A


Othmar Karas, MEP and Vice-President of the European Parliament

Please note the event will be held in English only, without interpretation.

Letzte Aktualisierung: 07-05-2021

12-05-2021 13:30 - EPRS online policy roundtable: The New Agenda for the Mediterranean [...]

Andere Veranstaltung - EPRS
EPRS online event

Full title: The New Agenda for the Mediterranean: Building peace and resilience through dialogue and cooperation

The EU's New Agenda for the Mediterranean, unveiled in February 2021, envisages support for southern neighbourhood countries in building resilient societies, based on common values and respect for human rights. [...]

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[...] The programme of the current Portuguese presidency of the Council of Ministers includes 'giving new political impetus to the relationship with the Southern Neighbourhood of the Mediterranean'. The partnership with the southern Mediterranean has been critical to EU foreign policy for over twenty five years, ever since the Barcelona Declaration in late 1995. This EPRS policy roundtable will look at the major challenges to peace and stability in the region and the role the EU can play in promoting resilience, dialogue and cooperation. Roberta METSOLA, MEP, Vice-President of the European Parliament, will open the event, followed by a panel of experts from and beyond the region, who will discuss the issues.

No need to register.

Lage: Live event via the Webex Events platform
Letzte Aktualisierung: 04-05-2021

25-05-2021 09:00 - AIDA - EMPL Public Hearing on AI and the labour market

Anhörung - AIDA

On 25 May, AIDA and EMPL Committees will organise a hearing on AI and the labour market, in which AI's impact on the future of skills will also be discussed. The event aims to explore questions such as how can the labour market adapt to fast progressing digitalisation and increasing deployment of artificial intelligence, how to respond when new jobs emerge because of AI and some old ones disappear,...

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what kind of skills will be needed in the future and how to ensure people have them, and how will AI change the workplace and the future of work and how to prepare for it.

Letzte Aktualisierung: 06-05-2021

25-05-2021 17:15 - The statute and funding of European political parties and political foundations

Anhörung - AFCO
Europe has faced major challenges over the past six months but is looking forward and investing in long-term solutions. To tackle the fallout of Covid-19, the EU released unprecedented funds to support people, jobs and research. To face the climate emergency, Parliament continued its fight for greener politics and more ambitious goals.

Before the end of 2021, Parliament is to adopt a report on the application so far, of Regulation No. 1141/2014 on the statute and funding of European political parties and European political foundations. AFCO is the lead committee and the hearing is intended to facilitate the committee's analysis of how the regulation is being applied and which improvements could be made.

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European political parties and political foundations can significantly enhance the European dimension in the political debate among citizens, thereby strengthening the democratic legitimacy of the Union. Regulation No 1141/2014, gives political parties and foundations that meet several conditions the opportunity to become European legal entities and consequently, to have access to funding from the EU budget.

In order to better understand how the said regulation has been applied so far and to be in a better position to propose amendments to it, if necessary, AFCO invited four academic experts to share their views, via video-link, with committee members. These are:

  • Prof. Daniela Piccio, (University of Torino)
  • Prof. Lori Thorlakson, (University of Alberta)
  • Prof. Steven Van Hecke, (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)
  • Prof. Jan Wouters, (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)
The public hearing will be webstreamed.

Lage: József Antall (6Q2) + Interactio
Letzte Aktualisierung: 28-04-2021

26-05-2021 12:00 - Equal Access to Medicine and Therapies

Workshop - ENVI
Equal access to medicine and therapies

The Pharmaceutical Strategy for Europe adopted by the EC on 25/11/2020 is based on legislative and non-legislative action. It will create a future proof regulatory framework and support the industry in promoting research and technologies that actually reach patients. It will also take into account the weaknesses exposed by the coronavirus pandemic. In this context, the ENVI Health Working Group will bring together different external experts for exchanges of views.

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It is estimated that approximately 2 billion people globally lack access to essential medicines. In some of the poorest countries this affects up to half of the population, and there is often a correlation between certain diseases e.g. tuberculosis and malaria and poverty. Development and marketing authorisation of medicines is risky and costly. In many low- and middle-income countries, and sometimes new medicines are too expensive even for the health systems of high-income countries. In the EU, Member States use a mix of policy instruments to regulate the prices and determine the reimbursement of medicines and therapies. Different policies are applied for different sectors, market segments and medicines.

There will also be opportunity to raise questions during a Q & A session.

We will use the WebEx platform, the ENVI Health Working Group webinar is open to public.

Lage: WebEX platform
Letzte Aktualisierung: 05-05-2021

    Webinar draft programme

31-05-2021 10:00 - Presentation of the studies: ‘Health impact of 5G’ and ‘Environmental impacts of 5G’ (online event)

Andere Veranstaltung - STOA
Black background, colorful wires shaping human head, neck and shoulders in profile view

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Over the last decades, novel wireless communication technologies, such as mobile telephones, cellular networks, and Wi-Fi, have been developed at unparalleled speed. The forthcoming rollout of 5G technology across the EU is expected to bring new opportunities for citizens and businesses by enabling faster internet browsing, streaming and downloading, as well as by ensuring better connectivity. However, 5G, along with 3G and 4G, with which it will operate in parallel for several years, may also pose threats to human health. This event will present the results of two STOA studies, which take stock of our present understanding of the impacts of 5G on health and the environment.


10:00-10:15 - WELCOME and INTRODUCTION

Eva KAILI, MEP and STOA Chair

Michèle Rivasi, MEP and STOA Panel member

Ivo Hristov, MEP and STOA Panel member

10:15-10:30 - HEALTH IMPACT OF 5G

Fiorella Belpoggi, Ramazzini Institute, Bologna, Italy


Arno Thielens, Ghent University - imec, Ghent, Belgium


Julia Köberlein, Bernhard Scholz, Kontextlab, Munich, Germany

10:55-11:35 - DISCUSSANTS

Joachim Schüz, International Agency for Research on Cancer, WHO, France (TBC)

Kurt Straif, Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), Spain

Martin Vácha, Faculty of Science, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic

11:35-11:45 - CLOSING REMARKS

Ivo Hristov, MEP and STOA Panel member

Michèle Rivasi, MEP and STOA Panel member

Moderator: Michel Salvator Israel, Medical University, Pleven, Bulgaria

Event will be held via Interacio platform, interpretation in EN, FR, IT, BG languages (t.b.c.)

Watch the event live: webstreaming link will be placed below when available.

Letzte Aktualisierung: 07-05-2021


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