Hearings


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 and contributions from speakers.

17-02-2020 - Digital advertising and consumer information

IMCO 11-02-2020 - 12:08
promotion on the Internet for a web page, advertising, calling through a shout, online alerting

With the digital revolution and in particular the ever growing online shopping sector, we notice a shift in advertising, moving from the traditional concept of a "consumer" to the "user" of websites, online platforms and social media. Users are often subject to targeted advertising that can influence their choice and constitute profiling. While advertising via traditional channels has to abide by strict rules, digital advertisement is vastly unregulated. (Read more)

23-01-2020 - Strategic planning of Horizon Europe: missions and partnerships

ITRE 23-01-2020 - 15:14
Map of Europe surrounded by the yellow flag stars on a blue background.

On 23 January 2020, from 10:30 to 12:30, the ITRE Committee held a public hearing on the Strategic Planning of Horizon Europe with a focus on the Missions and Partnerships. This hearing was organised in light of the current work towards the design of these large funding priorities for Horizon Europe and the finalisation of the first Strategic Plan of the next Framework Programme for Research and Innovation. (Read more)

23-01-2020 - EU Own Resources and Fiscal Policy harmonisation: untapped potential for synergies?

BUDG 22-01-2020 - 10:54
Own Resources

On 23 January, the BUDG committee will hold a public Hearing entitled "Own Resources and Fiscal Policy harmonisation: Untapped potential for synergies?", under the chairmanship of the two own-resources rapporteurs Mr José Manuel Fernandes (EPP, PT) and Ms Valérie Hayer (RE, FR). (Read more)

22-01-2020 - ‘Effectiveness, efficiency and results of EU aid for sustainable development’

DEVE 10-02-2020 - 10:33
Poster to announce hearing on "Effectiveness, efficiency and results of EU aid for sustainable development"

On Wednesday 22 January 2020, the Committee on Development (DEVE) held a public hearing on effectiveness, efficiency and results of EU aid for sustainable development with experts, including Thomas Gass, the Co-Chair of the Global Partnership of Effective Development Cooperation, Mr Thomas Gass, OECD DAC Chair Ms Susanna Moorehead, Mr Vitalice Meja of the network "Reality of Aid Africa" and Ms Jean-Letitia Saldanha of the European Network on Debt and Development. (Read more)

22-01-2020 - Product Liability Directive: protecting consumers in the Digital Single Market

IMCO 23-01-2020 - 10:57
vector set element fashion items

The aim of the hearing was to hear the views of stakeholders (business and consumers associations) and academia on the need to review the Product Liability Directive and on related challenges in the new digital age. It allowed participants to present their views on whether the overall liability regime is adequate to facilitate the uptake of the new technologies, and to address the matter from different perspectives. (Read more)

21-01-2020 - Reducing GHGemissions from EU-related maritime transport: what’s next after EU MRV?

ENVI 23-01-2020 - 17:14
ENVI Public Hearing on MRV

The ENVI Committee hold a public hearing on the topic of decarbonisation of the maritime transport in context of the ENVI Committee’s current work on the Commission proposal to amend Regulation (EU) 2015/757 on the monitoring, reporting and verification of carbon dioxide emissions from maritime transport (“MRV shipping”). (Read more)

21-01-2020 - Trade Policy Day 2020

INTA 15-01-2020 - 12:22
INTA Trade Policy Day 2020

The resolution of tensions in the international trade relations and of the deep crisis of the multilateral fora will shape the course of the global economy and its sustainability for the decades to come. What is the way forward for the EU trade policy in these turbulent times? How can trade help attain the Sustainable Development Goals? (Read more)

21-01-2020 - The Eastern Partnership - vision of development after 2020

AFET 20-01-2020 - 11:50
Eastern Partnership

On Tuesday 21 January 2020, The Committee on Foreign Affairs (AFET) will hold a public hearing on the Eastern Partnership - vision of development after 2020. (Read more)

05-12-2019 - ENVI-PETI joint Public Hearing on the Revaluation of the wolf population in the EU

ENVI PETI 22-01-2020 - 11:48
Revaluation of the wolf population in the EU

For decades, the wolf was regarded as strongly endangered in Europe. Its population is now recovering in many areas of the continent.The joint ENVI-PETI public hearing, with the association of AGRI, focus on the wolf population within the EU. (Read more)

04-12-2019 - AGRI Public Hearing (ENVI associated) - The refrom of the Common Agricultural Policy

ENVI 22-01-2020 - 11:50
The reform of the common agricultural policy

AGRI in association with ENVI were organising on 4 December 2019 (15.30 to 18.30) a public hearing on the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). (Read more)