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Roaming in the Union - One year on

ITRE
European Parliament, Brussels, József Antall building, room JAN 4Q2
Wholesale roaming in the EU Wholesale roaming in the EU
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On 22 November 2018, the ITRE Committee will hold a public hearing on roaming at the European Parliament in Brussels (JAN building, Room 4Q2).


Horizon Europe: EU's research and innovation excellence

ITRE
Paul-Henri Spaak Building – Room 3C050
Planet earth from the space with European Union 12 stars above Planet earth from the space with European Union 12 stars above
ITRE Workshop on Horizon Europe 10-10-2018 © European Union

On 8 October 2018, the ITRE Committee held a public hearing on Horizon Europe - the next framework programme for research and innovation. This hearing was organised in light of the current work on Commission's proposal to establish Horizon Europe for the financial period 2021-2027.

The focus was on the ongoing strategic planning process, in particular partnerships and missions, and more broadly the best way to shape Horizon Europe in order to maximise EU's competitiveness and societal benefits.


Public hearing on the Revision of the Gas Directive

ITRE
European Parliament, Brussels, JAN building, Room 4Q2
Gas tubes running in the direction of the setting sun pipeline Gas tubes running in the direction of the setting sun pipeline
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On 21 February 2018, the ITRE Committee will hold a public hearing on the revision of the gas directive.

This hearing is organised in light of the current work on the recent proposal to amend Directive 2009/73/EC on common rules for the internal market in natural gas. The focus will be on the proposed extension of the Directive's provision to gas pipelines to and from third countries as well as the possible impact on the EU Internal Gas Market and the EU's security of gas supply.


Public hearing on the future of defence industrial policy

ITRE
European Parliament, Brussels, JAN building, Room 4Q2
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itre public hearing on the future of defence industrial policy - 22.1.2018 © European Union

On 22 January 2018, the ITRE Committee held a public hearing on the future of defence industrial policy.

The hearing focused on the current Commission proposal on the European Defence Industrial Development Programme. This is one of the building blocks of the European Defence Fund and should be the forerunner to programmes in the next MFF to support defence industrial development and defence research.


Public Hearing on Cybersecurity Act

ITRE
Brussels, József Antall building, room 4Q2
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Cybersecurity.jpg © European Parliament

On 27 November 2017, the ITRE Committee held a public hearing in the context of the legislative work on the ‘Cybersecurity Act', which was adopted by the European Commission on 13 November 2017.

The hearing was divided in two parts. The first part focused on ENISA - the "EU Cybersecurity Agency" and its new mandate, and the second on the European cybersecurity certification framework and its impact on the European cybersecurity and the industry. The hearing allowed Members to have a dialogue with the relevant experts and stakeholders on the content of the Commission's proposals.


Public Hearing on the Future of the EU Electricity Market

ITRE
Brussels, Paul-Henri Spaak, room PHS 3C050
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ITRE Hearing_The Future of the EU Electricity Market_July 2017.jpg © European Parliament

On 10 July 2017, the ITRE Committee held a public hearing on the Future of the EU Electricity Market. The hearing was organised in the context of the legislative work of the Committee on the ‘Clean Energy Package’ which was adopted by the Commission on 30 November 2016.

The hearing focused on the legislative proposals of the package that aim to set a new regulatory framework for the EU electricity market design. The hearing allowed Members to have a dialogue with the relevant experts and stakeholders on the content of the Commission's proposals.



Hearing of Commissioner-designate Ms Mariya Gabriel

ITRE CULT IMCO JURI LIBE
Brussels, József Antall building, room 2Q2
Mariya Gabriel Mariya Gabriel
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On 20 June ITRE and CULT held the hearing of Commissioner-designate Gabriel, who was nominated by the European Commission to take over the responsibility for the Digital Economy and Society portfolio. Associated Committees were IMCO, JURI and LIBE. ITRE and CULT Coordinators then met on Wednesday 21 June to assess the hearing so that Mr Buzek, ITRE Chair, and Ms Kammerevert, CULT Chair, could inform the President of Parliament in view of a decision during the July plenary.


Clean energy for all Europeans

ITRE
Brussels, József Antall building, room JAN 2Q2
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On 22 March 2017 ITRE held a public hearing on ‘Clean Energy for All Europeans.’ The hearing followed the publication of a European Commission legislative package of the same name.

The hearing concentrated on the electricity market and renewable energy aspects, such as electricity trading, grid investments, renewable energy sustainability and combatting energy poverty. The hearing also considered the role of new services and technologies, for example demand response and wider up-take of electro-mobility as well as 'prosumers' and new local energy communities.

Members of the ITRE committee had an opportunity to have a dialogue with various stakeholders in the electricity and renewables market and to gather expertise on future electricity market design and renewable energy.


The Review of the Framework for Electronic Communications

ITRE
Brussels, Room 2Q2 (JAN building)

On 26 January 2017 ITRE organised a public hearing to discuss and gather expertise on the future of electronic communications. The organisation of this hearing was based on the proposal for a European Electronic Communications Code and the proposal for a BEREC Regulation that the Commission adopted as part of the Connectivity Package on 14 September 2016.

The hearing looked at aspects related to networks such as mapping, market analysis, investment and availability. It also considered the role of services and aspects such as the security of services. WiFi4eu and the topic of governance were also touched upon while the issues of investment, digital divide and 5G were treated as key cross-cutting themes for the sector.

With this hearing the European Parliament wished to engage in a multi-stakeholder dialogue on overcoming the barriers to a better integrated and improved European communication society.


What Future for EU-Research Policy: Taking Stock and looking ahead

ITRE
JAN 6Q2
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What future for EU-research policy © European Parliament

The Hearing took place in the frame of the work of the ITRE Committee on the Horizon 2020 implementation report. The report represents the European Parliament's position on the Horizon 2020 interim evaluation which the Commission published in October 2017.

The title of the Hearing "What future for EU-research policy: taking stock and looking ahead" clearly expressed that the European Parliament intended to not only assess the status quo of Horizon 2020 implementation but also to already pave the way for desired features of the next Research Framework Programme 9.

The Hearing addressed the main issues at the core of EU research policy and its future: impact of societal challenges research, questions on the role of innovation policy within H2020, synergies between Horizon 2020 and Structural funds (research excellence versus geographical cohesion) and new societal challenges ahead of us.

The speakers came from a variety of backgrounds all highly relevant to Horizon 2020 implementation and provided their views on activities, challenges and impacts of Horizon 2020 funding.

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