Upcoming events

EPRS online event on 28 June
Policy Roundtables and Book Talks EPRS

Full title: The Metaverse: A unique opportunity for innovation and growth - or a dangerous ‘parallel reality’?

This next EPRS policy roundtable will gather experts from EU, academia and industry to focus on one the most discussed technology concepts nowadays: the metaverse. Described as an immersive and constant virtual 3D world where people interact through an avatar to carry out everyday activities, its exact scope and impact on society and economy is still unknown.

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Policy Roundtables and Book Talks EPRS

Full title: Long-term trends, vulnerabilities, reform agenda: How resilient is China’s economy?

Presentation of ‘Stresses and contradictions in the Chinese economy in the early 2020s’ by Jacob Funk KIRKEGAARD, Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute and German Marshall Fund, followed by a roundtable with Alicia GARCIA HERRERO, Chief Economist for Asia Pacific at Natixis; Jie YU, Senior Research Fellow on China, Chatham House; Ulrich JOCHHEIM, Policy Analyst, EPRS

Second Annual Conference on the Global State of Human Rights
Hearings DROI

The European Parliament and the Global Campus of Human Rights will organise the second Annual Conference on the Global State of Human Rights on 15-16 July 2022 in Venice, Italy. This unique event will include keynote speakers, pannelists and moderators from diverse backgrounds, including Members of the European Parliament, academics from the Global Campus network, high officials from EU and other international organisations, national human rights bodies, civil society, human rights defenders


Under Rule 193 of the Rules of Procedure, a committee is permitted to organise a hearing with experts, where this is considered essential to its work on a particular subject. Hearings can also be held jointly by two or more committees. Most committees organise regular hearings, as they allow them to hear from experts and hold discussions on the key issues. On this page you will find all the available information relating to committee hearings, including programmes, posters and contributions from speakers.


Workshops are organised by the policy departments and the Scientific Foresight Unit (STOA) and administered in accordance with the Financial Regulation. They are not necessarily held in public but may be held during a Committee meeting.

Policy Roundtables and Book Talks

EPRS Policy roundtables and Book Talks

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