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.

Hearing on EU Strategy
FEMM

On 4 December, FEMM Committee held a hearing on the EU Strategy for Gender Equality (2020-2024). The aim of the Hearing was to receive input from civil society and the academic world on the incoming European Commission proposal for the Strategy.

Violence Against Women
FEMM

On the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women 2019, FEMM will hold a Hearing devoted to analyse the state of play of violence against women (VAW) in the EU and to exchange best practices to combat it.

Poster for our Hearing Women in Peace Processes
FEMM

The Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality will be holding a hearing on Women's role in peace processes on April 2 from 15.00 to 16.30. Women's participation in conflict prevention and resolution can improve outcomes before, during and after conflicts.

The labour and social situation of women in the EU
FEMM

In the context of the development of measures aimed at reconciling work and family life and following a decade of economic and financial crisis, it is essential to monitor the evolution of the labour and social situation of women in the EU. The hearing will have a double focus, examining two inter-related issues: unemployed young women and the women in precarious sectors who are at risk of poverty.

Violence Against Women and Girls
FEMM

The aim of the hearing is to analyse the effectiveness of money spent on combating violence against women in the context of the EU accession to the Istanbul Convention. The event will count on the presentations of experts from the WAVE Network, the Global Alliance against Trafficking in Women (GAATW) and the European Women's Lobby.