Toekomstige activiteiten

27-09-2021 09:00 - Turning the tide on cancer: the national parliaments' view on Europe's Cancer Plan

Diverse activiteiten - BECA
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The European Parliament Special Committee on Beating Cancer (BECA), in cooperation with the Legislative Dialogue Unit of the Directorate for Relations with national Parliaments, is inviting Members of national Parliaments of the EU Member States to attend a virtual Interparliamentary Committee Meeting (ICM) to discuss the fight against cancer in Europe. The event can be followed live via web streaming (see link below).

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This Interparliamentary Committee meeting will provide a good forum for a debate between European and national parliamentarians on the BECA draft report, prepared by Véronique Trillet-Lenoir, and Europe's Beating Cancer Plan presented by the European Commission in February 2021.Stella Kyriakides, Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, will deliver a key note address.
The event will be an opportunity for an exchange of experiences and best practices on how national and EU actions can contribute to a better rate of cancer prevention, support excellence in research, improve existing and encourage new treatments, and ensure equal access to cancer care throughout the Union. It will also offer the opportunity to address how the coronavirus pandemic affected cancer care and cancer patients, and how we could make cancer care more resilient in the future.
Due to the COVID-19-measures in place, this meeting will be held remotely via video conference. It can be followed live via the link below.

Locatie: European Parliament Brussels, room Paul-Henri SPAAK 3C050
Laatst bijgewerkt op: 16-09-2021

27-09-2021 16:45 - US trade policy

Hoorzitting - INTA
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The EU and the US share values and objectives but what are the concrete actions they can take jointly or in coordination to ensure that they are reflected in the global trade order? The EU Ambassador in Washington will set the scene for two panel discussions on US trade policy with eminent experts focusing respectively on global fair trade and enforcement of international labour commitments.

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The US trade policy and how the EU and the USA can work better together for a fairer and more effective trade policy is the focus of this exchange of views. This is an interesting topic especially in times of increased trade protectionism and post-pandemic economic recovery. Keynote speech will be delivered by the EU Ambassador in Washington Stavros Lambrinidis. The Committee will also hear from eminent experts about the US perspective on a possible EU-US strategic approach to ensure a global level playing field (1st panel: Pascal Lamy, President emeritus, Jacque Delors Institute; Jennifer Hillman, Senior Fellow at CFR) and on how the EU and the US can make international trade agreements work better in practice, in particular when it comes to labour commitments (2nd panel: Kathleen Claussen, Associate Professor of Law, University of Miami, and Chad Bown, Senior Fellow, PIIE).

Laatst bijgewerkt op: 16-09-2021

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27-09-2021 16:45 - Consumer protection and automated decision-making tools in a modern economy

Hoorzitting - IMCO
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On 27 September 2021, IMCO will hold a Public Hearing on "Consumer protection and automated decision-making tools in a modern economy".

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The hearing is structured in two panels. The first panel will focus on automated decision-making tools and consumer protection in the internal market for goods and services, the second panel will address the use of automated decision-making tools and distributed ledger technologies to improve quality and quantity of information to consumers.

Laatst bijgewerkt op: 22-09-2021

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30-09-2021 09:00 - AIDA public hearing on AI and the data strategy

Hoorzitting - AIDA
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On Thursday 30 September, 9.00-12.00, the AIDA Special Committee will hold a public hearing on the "Data strategy". The EP rapporteur for the INI report on the 'European strategy for data' and AIDA Vice-Chair - Miapetra Kumpula-Natri will be opening the event together with the AIDA Chair - Dragoş Tudorache, and he will be making the concluding remarks.

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The first part of the meeting is dedicated to exchange of views with the European Commission on the "EU data Strategy" as well the "EU digital strategy for the next decade" (the Digital Compass). In the second part of the meeting, several experts are invited to contribute to the debate with the perspectives of the industry, civil society, academia, and Member States. The hearing takes place about two months before the release of the "Data act", tentatively announced by the Commission for 1 December 2021.

Laatst bijgewerkt op: 20-09-2021

12-10-2021 15:00 - International Brain Initiative: Shaping the future of globally coordinated neuroscience

Workshop - STOA

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Understanding the human brain is one of the most significant challenges of our time. Despite considerable research, neuroscientist still lack an integrative, comprehensive understanding of the human brain. Neuroscience initiatives, such as those funded by the EU and other countries, are undertaking large-scale efforts to tackle this moonshot challenge.

The International Brain Initiative (IBI) has been established to coordinate efforts across existing and emerging national and regional brain initiatives. In this STOA workshop, IBI representatives will describe the approach to shaping the future of international neuroscience collaborations through efforts in neuroethics, data policy, and the dissemination of scientific resources. The initiatives involved in the IBI aim to provide a robust forum for global information sharing and resources for collaborations. The event will be introduced with a talk by the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, Professor Edvard MOSER.


15:00-15:10 WELCOME
Eva KAILI, MEP and STOA Chair
Patrizia TOIA, MEP and STOA Panel Member

Edvard MOSER, Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience, Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Jan BJAALIE, International Brain Initiative, Human Brain Project and Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, University of Oslo

Katrin AMUNTS, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany
John NGAI, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, United States
Shigeo OKABE, University of Tokyo, Japan
Mu Ming POO, Institute of Neuroscience (ION), Shanghai, China
Linda RICHARDS, Washington University, St. Louis, United States


Amy BERNARD, Kavli Foundation, Los Angeles, United States
Patrizia TOIA, MEP and STOA Panel Member

Moderator: Monica DI LUCA, University of Milan, Italy

Laatst bijgewerkt op: 22-09-2021

25-10-2021 16:45 - Ninth meeting of the Joint Parliamentary Scrutiny Group on Europol, 25-26 October

Diverse activiteiten - LIBE

The ninth meeting of the Joint Parliamentary Scrutiny Group on Europol (JPSG) will take place on 25-26 October 2021 in Brussels, Belgium and via remote participation due to the pandemic. The JPSG will bring together Members of national parliaments and the European Parliament to fulfil the scrutiny and oversight on the activities of Europol including on fundamental rights.

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The JPSG meets at least twice a year. It is Co-Chaired by the European Parliament and the country holding the rotating Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

The agenda includes interventions by Europol Executive Director, Ms Catherine De Bolle and keynote speeches by Commissioner for Home Affairs, Ms Ylva Johansson and Mr Aleš HOJS, Minister of Interior, Slovenia. JPSG will also hear a presentation by the European Data Protection Supervisor, Mr Wojciech Wiewiórowski. Thematic debates with the Office of the EPPO and high-profile experts from national authorities will include topics such as financial crime and corruption - protection of the EU financial interest and rules of procedure and online child abuse and the cooperation with third countries, including private persons and NGOs.

Laatst bijgewerkt op: 09-09-2021


Volgens artikel 193 van het Reglement kan een commissie een hoorzitting met deskundigen beleggen wanneer zij deze noodzakelijk acht om een bepaalde zaak naar behoren te kunnen afhandelen. Hoorzittingen kunnen ook gezamenlijk door twee of meer commissies worden gehouden. De meeste commissies houden regelmatig hoorzittingen om deskundigen te horen en over kernzaken te kunnen discussiëren. Op deze pagina staat alle informatie over de hoorzittingen van commissies, inclusief programma's, posters en bijdragen van de sprekers.


De workshops worden georganiseerd door de beleidsondersteunende afdelingen in overeenstemming met het Financieel Reglement. Workshops zijn niet altijd openbaar; maar kunnen worden gehouden tijdens commissievergaderingen.

Tijdens workshops kunnen leden vragen stellen aan en van gedachten wisselen met deskundigen over onderwerpen die verband houden met de parlementaire werkzaamheden of met de actualiteit.

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