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.

24-09-2018 - Education in the digital era

CULT 26-09-2018 - 11:44
heads with skills and digital loading

The hearing focused on basic digital life skills necessary to meet the challenges of the digital age and on how digital technologies enrich learning in a variety of ways and offer a broad range of learning opportunities (e.g. citizenship and media literacy, including visual literacy). (Read more)

24-09-2018 - The withdrawal agreement between the EU and the UK

AFCO 12-12-2018 - 11:15
AFCO Brexit hearing

This hearing, that took place on 24 September, aimed at providing Members with a preliminary legal-technical analysis and assessment of the draft Withdrawal Agreement. On 19 March 2018, the Draft Agreement on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community (“draft withdrawal agreement”) was published. (Read more)

10-09-2018 - Public hearing on Digital Taxation

TAX3 18-10-2018 - 10:28
Public hearing of 10 September in Strasbourg on "Digital Taxation"

The TAX3 Committee being mandated " to contribute to the ongoing debate on taxation of the digital economy", it has invited the OECD and the Commission to a meeting to hear their opinion and expectations regarding the taxation of digital companies. (Read more)

06-09-2018 - PEST Hearing on Environmental impacts of pesticides and stakeholders’ recommendations

PEST 04-10-2018 - 10:14
Honeybee collecting flower pollen

On Thursday 6 September, the PEST Committee organised a public hearing with two expert panels. In the first part environmental impacts of pesticides and possible mitigation measures at Member State level were presented and discussed. Invited experts were Mr Jeroen VAN DER SLUIJS (University of Bergen), Ms Noa SIMÓN-DELSO (Belgian Bee Keeping Center for Research and Information) and Mr Ettore CAPRI (Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Piacenza). (Read more)

03-09-2018 - Mini-hearing on minimum standards for minorities in the EU

LIBE 10-01-2019 - 15:48
Minimum standards for minorities

On Monday, 3 September 2018 from 15h00 to 16h30, the LIBE Committee will hold a mini-hearing on minimum standards for minorities in the EU. (Read more)

30-08-2018 - PEST hearing on Comparative analysis of authorisation procedures in OECD countries

PEST 04-10-2018 - 10:14
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On Thursday 30 August, the European Parliament's Special Committee on the Union’s authorisation procedure for pesticides organised a public hearing entitled “EU authorisation procedure for pesticides - Comparative analysis of authorisation procedures in OECD countries”. The meeting consisted of 10-minute presentations given by each of the speakers followed by a question and answer round with the Members of the Committee. (Read more)

12-07-2018 - Impact and state of implementation of the Late Payment Directive in the Member States

IMCO 13-07-2018 - 08:20
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On 12 July IMCO held a public hearing on the implementation of the Late Payment Directive. The first panel examined business-to-business (B2B) transactions, featuring speakers representing business associations. The second panel focused on public authorities-to-businesses transactions (P2B), with speakers concentrating on problems reported on the ground and on measures that could be employed by public administrations to tackle this issue. (Read more)

12-07-2018 - The Security of Critical Infrastructures and Public Spaces

TERR 20-07-2018 - 12:26
TERR Public hearing: The Security of Critical Infrastructures and Public Spaces

The Public Hearing of 12 July 2018 focused on the security of critical infrastructures and public spaces. (Read more)

11-07-2018 - Performance and visibility of EU funded projects in Western Balkan countries

CONT 11-06-2019 - 11:42

On Wednesday 11 July 2018, the Budgetary Control Committee held a public hearing on "performance and visibility of EU funded projects in the EU's Neighbourhood Policy with a special focus on the cross-border cooperation between Western Balkan countries". (Read more)

11-07-2018 - New European Agenda for Culture

CULT 23-07-2018 - 16:56
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The CULT Committee held a public hearing on the New European Agenda for Culture. (Read more)