Tidigare evenemang

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

Övrigt - 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.

Mer detaljerat

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.

Plats: European Parliament, remote participation
Senaste uppdatering: 01-12-2020

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

Utfrågning - 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?”.

Mer detaljerat

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.

Plats: Public hearing held by remote participation
Senaste uppdatering: 01-12-2020

    Draft programme of the hearing
    Poster of the hearing

Prof. Mario Monti, EU Commissioner for Taxation at the time of the adoption of the Code of Conduct for Business taxation

      Biography

Dr Martijn Nouwen, Director of the Institute for Tax Transparency at the University of Amsterdam

      Biography
      Opening remarks
      PhD on the diplomatic EU Code of Conduct Group
      Paper on the use of art. 116 to end harmful tax practices in the EU

Prof. Liza Lovdahl-Gormsen, British Institute of International and Comparative Law and Senior Research Fellow in Competition Law and Director of Competition Law Forum

      Biography
      Statement

Dr. Irma Mosquera Valderrama, Associate Professor of Tax Law at Leiden University - Lead Researcher ERC Project GLOBTAXGOV

      Biography
      Statement

Dr. Petr Jansky, Associate Professor of Economics at Charles University - Head of Department of European Economic Integration and Economic Policy

      Biography
      Statement

30-11-2020 14:15 - LIBE - FEMM Joint Hearing: Combating Gender based Violence: Cyber Violence

Utfrågning - FEMM LIBE
Teenage girl suffering from cyber bullying, cyber violence, online hate

The Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) and the Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality (FEMM) held a joint hearing on “Combating Gender based Violence: Cyber Violence” on 30 November 2020.

Mer detaljerat

The objective of the hearing was to obtain important input from relevant experts for the joint LIBE-FEMM legislative initiative draft report, which will focus on combating cyber violence as an expression of gender based violence, with specific attention to violence against women.
The organisation of such a hearing was of particular relevance in light of the current crisis, which has led to the confinement of millions of individuals in the EU with, as a consequence, an increased use of the Internet, and an increased risk of cyber violence, especially against women and girls. The hearing took place in the UN's 16 days of activism against gender-based violence (November 25 to December 10).
Invited speakers:

  • Catherine DE BOLLE, Executive Director of Europol
  • Clara SOMMIER, Public policy manager, YouTube
  • Ingrid BRODNIG, Journalist, author
  • Cecilia MWENDE MAUNDU, Journalist and specialist in gender digital safety


Plats: ANTALL 6Q2 & with remote participation
Senaste uppdatering: 01-12-2020

    Programme of the hearing
    Hearing Poster

30-11-2020 13:50 - Hearing on Future-proofing the Tourism Sector: Challenges and Opportunities Ahead

Utfrågning - TRAN
Snow covered mountain. Forest. Green lake. Woman enjoying freedom on nature outdoors.

Tourism has been high on the TRAN committee’s agenda, with Members actively involved in an ongoing dialogue on sustainable recovery. TRAN also looks towards the future, bearing the strategic orientations of tomorrow’s tourism in mind, and as part of this effort held a public hearing on "Future-proofing the Tourism Sector: Challenges and Opportunities Ahead".

Mer detaljerat

This hearing was devoted to two aspects of future tourism policy: planning the future for the industry: towards an EU tourism policy and transition to sustainable, responsible and smart tourism: enabling the future through innovation.

Invited experts from the industry contributed with their views to stimulate a fruitful dialogue with the Members. The hearing was webstreamed.

Senaste uppdatering: 01-12-2020

    Draft hearing programme
    TUI Group - presentation
    ACI Europe - presentation
    Mediterranean Tourism Foundation - presentation
    Les Oiseaux de Passage / Saraigne en Liberté
    Joint HOTREC and EFFAT statement on rebuilding the hospitality sector
    Tourism Manifesto - Call for action: Speed up social and economic recovery by forstering sustainable tourism development

30-11-2020 13:30 - EPRS online Book Talk | How to own the room (and the zoom) [...]

Övrigt - EPRS
Online Book Talk on 30 November 2020

Full title: How to own the room (and the zoom) - Women as great public speakers, past, present and future

Best-seller author and host of the podcast 'How to own the room: Women and the art of brilliant speaking', Viv Groskop will talk about her recent book, which explores ‘the presence, performance and authenticity of recent history’s great women speakers’ - from Virginia Wolff to Christine Lagarde. […]

Mer detaljerat

[...] Groskop offers advice on finding confidence and projecting authority in effective public speaking, and explains what 'owning the room' means - and how to 'own the zoom'.

Plats: Live event through the WebEx platform
Senaste uppdatering: 26-11-2020

16-11-2020 17:00 - The Athens Roundtable on Artificial Intelligence and the Rule of Law

Seminarium - STOA
'The Athens Roundtable on Artificial Intelligence and the Rule of Law' written in white on dark blue background

In view of the recent launching of its new Centre for Artificial Intelligence (C4AI), STOA is co-hosting with UNESCO and other prominent institutions the 2020 edition of The Athens Roundtable on Artificial Intelligence and the Rule of Law. The Roundtable is a major international, multi- stakeholder event specifically focused on legal systems and the rule of law.

Mer detaljerat

Co-founded in 2019 by IEEE SA, The Future Society, and ELONtech, the Roundtable is held under the patronage of H.E. the President of the Hellenic Republic Ms Katerina Sakellaropoulou. Its mission is to advance the global dialogue on policy, practice, international cooperation, capacity-building and evidence-based instruments for the trustworthy adoption of AI in government, industry and society, under the prism of legal systems, the practice of law and regulatory compliance.

The 2020 (virtual) event, hosted from New York City, will welcome many of the previous participants in order to create continuity in the roundtable's purpose, but will also expand its participation to the Global South, with the support of STOA and of UNESCO. The objective of the 2020 proceedings will be to review the progress of the AI governance initiatives of key participating regulatory and non-regulatory bodies, to hear the perspectives of senior representatives of global corporations and civil society stakeholders, to exchange views on emerging best practices, to discuss the world's most mature AI standards and certifications initiatives, and to examine those initiatives in the context of specific real-world AI applications.

Τhe event will take place over two consecutive days (16-17 November, 2020, from 17:00 - 20:30 Central European Time). It will feature prominent speakers from international regulatory and legislative bodies (including STOA Chair Eva Kaili), industry, academia and civil society, and a diverse global audience.



Programme


DAY 1: November 16


11:00am - 11:15am US ET | 17:00 - 17:15 CET: Welcome remarks.

● Nicolas Economou, CEO, H5; Chair, Law Committee, IEEE Global Initiative; Chair, Law & Society Initiative, The Future Society

● Eva Kaili, MEP and Chair of the Future of Science and Technology Panel, European Parliament (STOA)

● Sasha Rubel, Program Specialist, Digital Innovation and Transformation, UNESCO

● Konstantinos Karachalios, Managing Director, IEEE Standards Association


11:15am - 11:35am US ET | 17:15 - 17:35 CET: Opening addresses.

● Carl Bildt, former Prime Minister and former Foreign Minister of Sweden; Senior Advisor, Covington & Burling LLP

● Representative Yvette D. Clarke, U.S. House of Representatives, Vice Chair of the Energy and Commerce Committee


11:35am - 12:30pm US ET | 17:35 - 18:30 CET: AI regulatory and non-regulatory initiatives: updates and objectives.

● Kilian Gross, Head of Unit Technologies & Systems for Digitising Industry, European Commission

● Jan Kleijssen, Director, Information Society and Action against Crime, (including Ad Hoc Committee on AI (CAHAI)), Directorate General, Council of Europe

● Eileen M. Lach, Executive Committee Member, The IEEE Global Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems; Member, Board of Directors, The Future Society

● Moderator: Alison Snyder, Managing Editor, Axios


12:35pm - 1:30pm US ET | 18:35 - 19:30 CET: Trustworthy AI: A view from industry.

● Julia Brickell, Esq., Executive Managing Director and General Counsel, H5; Lecturer, Law & Technology, Columbia University

● Michael Fitzpatrick, Head of Global Regulatory Affairs, Google

● Freek Staehr, Senior Vice President, SAP Legal; Member, SAP AI Ethics Steering Committee

● Frank Torres, Director of Consumer Affairs, Microsoft

● Jochen van der Burgt, Head of Digital Risk Management, Daimler

● Moderator: Lee Tiedrich, Partner, IP/Tech Transactions and Co-Chair, Artificial Intelligence Initiative, Covington & Burling LLP


1:35pm - 2:30pm US ET | 19:35 - 20:30 CET: Breakout sessions.

See list and speakers following the plenary agenda, below.


DAY 2: November 17

11:00am - 11:20am US ET | 17:00 - 17:20 CET: Opening remarks: Operationalizing AI ethics.

● Isabela Ferrari, Federal Judge, Second Regional Federal Court (Rio de Janeiro), Brazil

● Francesca Rossi, IBM AI Ethics Global Leader, AAAI President-Elect


11:20am - 12:15pm US ET | 17:20 - 18:15 CET: Trustworthy AI: a discussion with international legislators and legal practitioners.

● Lord Tim Clement-Jones, Member, UK House of Lords, former Chair, House of Lords Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence, and Co-Chair, All-Party, Parliamentary Group on Artificial Intelligence

● Martin Hansen, Of Counsel, Covington & Burling LLP

● Eva Kaili, MEP and Chair of the Future of Science and Technology Panel, European Parliament (STOA)

● VK Rajah, former Attorney-General and current Chairman, Advisory Council on the Ethical Use of AI and Data, Singapore

● Jim Shaughnessy, Executive Vice President, Head of Global Affairs, Workday

● Moderator: Kay Firth-Butterfield, Head, Artificial Intelligence, Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum; Member, Lord Chief Justice's Advisory Panel on AI and Law; Member of Doughty Street Chambers and a Master of the Inner Temple, UK


12:20pm - 1:15pm US ET 18:20 - 19:15 CET: The search for the Unicorn: is there such a thing as a unified, values-driven, evidence-based AI Governance Framework?

● Clementina Barbaro, Co-Secretary, Ad Hoc Committee on Artificial Intelligence (CAHAI), Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law, Council of Europe

● Merethe Eckhardt, Member, Working Group on the Quality of Justice, European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ), Council of Europe

● Nicolas Economou, CEO, H5; Chair, Law Committee, IEEE Global Initiative; Chair, Law & Society Initiative, The Future Society

● Elham Tabassi, Chief of Staff, Information Technology Laboratory, United States National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

● Moderator: Marc Canellas, Vice-Chair, AI Policy Committee, IEEE-USA


1:20pm - 2:20pm US ET | 19:20 - 20:20 CET: The future of international AI governance: cooperation or competition?

● Bertrand Braunschweig, former Director, Paris Center of Excellence, Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence (GPAI)

● Laura Galindo, OECD Artificial Intelligence Policy, OECD ONE AI Secretariat

● Jan Kleijssen, Director, Information Society and Action against Crime, (including Ad Hoc Committee on AI (CAHAI)), Directorate General, Council of Europe.

● Paul Nemitz, Principal Adviser, Directorate General for Justice and Consumers, European Commission

● Sasha Rubel, Program Specialist, Digital Innovation and Transformation, UNESCO

● Moderator: Nicolas Miailhe, President, The Future Society


2:20pm - 2:30pm US ET | 20:20 - 20:30 CET: Closing remarks, next steps.

● Eva Kaili, MEP and Chair of the Future of Science and Technology Panel, European Parliament (STOA)

● Nicolas Miailhe, President, The Future Society



The Athens Roundtable is committed to advancing legal stakeholder education in AI and the law. The Roundtable is being held with the intention that attendees qualify for continuing legal education in their areas of professional practice.

Attendance is upon invitation only. If you wish to attend, please request an invitation at aiathens@thefuturesociety.org.


Senaste uppdatering: 15-11-2020

    Breakout sessions (16 November 2020)

16-11-2020 16:45 - The role of tax policies in the context of the economic recovery

Utfrågning - FISC
Subcommittee on Tax Matters

On 16 November 2020, FISC Members will exchange views with Mrs Grace Perez Navarro, Deputy Director at the OECD Centre for Tax Policy and Administration, Mr Joaquim Miranda Sarmento, Professor at the University of Lisbon and Mrs Liina Carr, ETUC Confederal Secretary.

Mer detaljerat

They will discuss on how an EU coordinated tax policy will help smoothing the economic recovery, notably by assisting Member States in better fighting tax avoidance and evasion. They will also examine how well calibrated tax policy orientations can create the right conditions for economic growth and investments in the Union.

Plats: Public hearing held by remote participation
Senaste uppdatering: 17-11-2020

    Draft programme of the hearing
    Poster of the hearing

Grace Perez Navarro, Deputy Director of the OECD's Centre for Tax Policy and Administration

      Biography
      Opening remarks

Joaquim Miranda Sarmento, Professor of Finance at Lisbon School of Economics and Management (University of Lisbon)

      Biography
      Powerpoint presentation

Liina Carr, Confederal Secretary at European Trade Union

      Biographie
      Speaking notes

16-11-2020 14:15 - Workshop on Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction

Seminarium - JURI
On the top of the picture we see the title of the event. Below on the right there is the date, time and place of the event. On the left is a photo of a boy who sadly looks at the model of a family cut out from the paper.

On 16 November 2020, the Policy Department for Citizens Rights and Constitutional Affairs organised a workshop on "The 40th Anniversary of the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction" for the JURI Committee, in the presence of the EP Coordinator of Children's' Rights, Ms Ewa Kopacz.

Mer detaljerat

The workshop marked the 40th anniversary of the Hague Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction and was aimed at examining assessing the success and importance of the Convention in ensuring the prompt return and thus the best interests of the abducted children. Against this background, the workshop brought together Members of the European Parliament and a number of experts, practitioners and academics with a view to presenting the functioning of the Convention from the child's rights dimension and pointing out ongoing issues with its implementation.


Plats: Brussels
Senaste uppdatering: 19-11-2020

    Programme
    Biographies of experts
    Gérardine GOH ESCOLAR - Speaking notes - Hague Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction Recent Developments, Current Status and Challenges
    Gérardine GOH ESCOLAR: Presentation on Hague Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction Recent Developments, Current Status and Challenges

12-11-2020 17:00 - Exchange of views on "Women in Belarus"

Utfrågning - FEMM
Women's fight in Belarus

The Committee on Gender Equality and Women's Rights (FEMM), in association with the Delegation for relations with Belarus (D-BY), organized an exchange of views on “Women in Belarus” on 12 November 2020 from 17.00-17.45 remotely.

Mer detaljerat

The FEMM Committee considers it essential that the European Union supports the Belarusian women in their fight for democracy and an equal society. Thousands of strong women have been peacefully taking to the streets of Belarus and they have been at the forefront of the protests and a strong force for change.
The exchange of views had as invited guests two women who became the face of the protests opposing the rule of Alyaksandr Lukashenka. They have been protesting against the rigged elections, beating up and torturing citizens, kidnapping opposition leaders. Members concluded that it is essential that the European Parliament shows its full support to women in Belarus.

Invited guests:
  • Ms Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, Leader of Democratic Belarus
  • Ms Veranika Tsapkala, Belarusian political activist

Plats: JAN Building, 6Q2. Remote participation
Senaste uppdatering: 14-11-2020

12-11-2020 16:45 - Supporting research on cancer - New mission on cancer within Horizon Europe

Utfrågning - BECA
A researcher at work in a laboratory ©Vectorfusionart/AdobeStock

On 12 November, four high-level experts provided Members with in-depth information on how to support cancer research in terms of strengthening prevention, diagnosis, treatment and innovation, also with a view to achieving the new Mission on Cancer within Horizon Europe, including financial support. The hearing addressed areas where Member States alone cannot be successful, as in the case of child cancer, rare cancers or research into unknown causes of cancer, which represent 50 % of the cases.

Mer detaljerat

Members also discussed the issue of occupational cancer, the primary cause of work-related deaths, inequalities in access to treatment and research programmes, the importance of personalized medicines and access to clinical trials for children and adolescents.
Members furthermore underlined the importance of establishing a common database in the EU and adequate funding for research.

The expert presentations and biographies can be found below, as well as the link to watch the hearing again.
Supporting cancer research is an integral part of the BECA committee's mandate according to Parliament's decision of 18 June 2020. This decision mandates BECA to evaluate the best possible way of supporting research to strengthen prevention, diagnosis, treatment and innovation, especially with a view to achieving the new mission on cancer within Horizon Europe, focusing on areas where Member States alone cannot be successful enough.

Plats: Brussels, European Parliament, Room: József Antall building 4Q1 and remote participation
Senaste uppdatering: 23-11-2020

    Presentation: Horizon Europe Mission on Cancer - Ricciardi and Weiderpass
    Presentation by Professor Kearns
    Presentation Dr Freddie Bray
    Biography Professor Walter Ricciardi
    Biography Dr Elisabete Weiderpass
    Biography Professor Pamela Kearns
    Biography Dr Freddie Bray
    Poster Public Hearing "Supporting research on cancer: new mission on cancer withing Horizon Europe"
    BECA mandate

Utfrågningar

I enlighet med artikel 193 i arbetsordningen får utskott anordna utfrågningar med sakkunniga om en sådan utfrågning är nödvändig för dess arbete i ett visst ärende. Utfrågningar kan även anordnas gemensamt av två eller flera utskott. De flesta utskott anordnar regelbundna utfrågningar eftersom utfrågningarna gör det möjligt för utskotten att lyssna till sakkunniga och anordna diskussioner om viktiga ämnen. På den här sidan hittar du all tillgänglig information som rör utskottsutfrågningar, bl.a. program, kallelser och inlägg från talare.

Workshoppar

Workshopparna anordnas av utredningsavdelningarna och administreras i enlighet med budgetförordningen. De är inte nödvändigtvis offentliga, men kan hållas under ett utskottssammanträde.

Workshopparna gör det möjligt för ledamöterna att ställa frågor till och diskutera med experter på områden som rör parlamentets verksamhet eller som är av aktuellt intresse.

Andra evenemang

Övriga evenemang med politisk anknytning.