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Next Petitions Committee meeting

29-10-2020 - 10:15
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In the context of the exponential growth of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the President of the European Parliament has announced a number of measures to contain the spread of epidemic and to safeguard Parliament's core activities.

The current precautionary measures adopted by the European Parliament to contain the spread of COVID-19 do not affect work on legislative priorities. Core activities are reduced, but maintained to ensure that the institution's legislative, budgetary, scrutiny functions are maintained.

The meetings will be with remote participation for Members (being able to view and listen to proceedings, ask for the floor and intervene in the meeting). Other participants are invited to follow the meeting through webstreaming.

Following these decisions, the next PETI Committee meeting will take place on 10 November 2020.

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21-10-2020 - 11:50

The 2020 Worskhop on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, organised by the Policy Department on Citizens' Rights and Constitutional Affairs upon request of the Committee on Petitions, focuses this year on the new EU Disability Strategy 2021-2030. With the current EU Disability Strategy 2010-2020 coming to an end, the EU is working to equip itself with a new Disability Strategy for the years 2021-2030.

Diversity & Equality
20-10-2020 - 10:25

The European Parliament held a public hearing on the European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) entitled ‘Minority Safepack – one million signatures for diversity in Europe’, on 15 October. Having gathered the support of 1,123,422 signatories in 28 Member States, the organisers of this ECI had the opportunity to present their initiative in the presence of the European Commission, the Council of Europe, the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights and the Committee of the Regions.