Past events

05-12-2019 10:30 - ENVI-PETI joint Public Hearing on the Revaluation of the wolf population in the EU

Hearing - ENVI PETI
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, will focus on the wolf population within the EU.

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The basic objective is to have a better understanding on the status of wolf populations in EU and furthermore, to consider possible changes to the current management of the wolf population in Europe. The hearing will take place on 5 December 2019.

Location: PHS 3C50
Last updated: 04-12-2019

    Large Carnivore Management Plans of Protection: Best Practices in EU Member States
    Overcoming barriers – Management of large carnivores in the Alps
    The revival of wolves and other large predators and its impact on farmers and their livelihood in rural regions of Europe

04-12-2019 15:30 - The refrom of the Common Agricultural Policy

Hearing - ENVI
The reform of the common agricultural policy

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

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The hearing consists of 3 panels with two experts each, while each panel will address one of the three Commission proposals for the CAP reform, namely the Strategic Plans regulation, the CAP Horizontal Regulation and the Amending (CMO) Regulation respectively. The event will be concluded with a presentation of the relevant report by Committee of the Regions, while a European Commission representative will deliver a general comment on the reform.

Last updated: 04-12-2019

04-12-2019 15:30 - The reform of the Common Agricultural Policy: public hearing (associated with ENVI)

Hearing - AGRI
CAP reform

On 4 December, the AGRI Committee, in association with the ENVI committee, organised a public hearing on the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). This meeting took place during the current legislative work on the CAP beyond 2020. It addressed the components of the CAP reform package, as amended by the AGRI Committee, which might be appropriate for further consideration.

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The hearing was divided in three panels relating to, respectively, the Strategic Plans; the Financing, Management and Monitoring of the CAP, and the Common Organisation of the Markets.

Location: József Antall Building, room JAN 6Q2
Last updated: 06-12-2019

Panel 2: Financing, Management and Monitoring of the CAP

      Financing, Management and Monitoring of the CAP - Presentation by M. Pycha - Agricultural Association of the Czech Republic
      CAP Performance Framework - Presentation by J. Pacheco - Farm Europe

Panel 3: Common Organisation of the Markets

      Challenges and prospects for the organic sector - Presentation by E. Rousseau - Interbio Nouvelle Aquitaine

04-12-2019 15:00 - European Capitals of Culture: Impacts, Challenges and Prospects

Hearing - CULT
CULT committee public hearing

The European Capitals of Culture (ECoC) initiative is designed to highlight the richness and diversity of cultures in Europe, celebrate the cultural features Europeans share, increase European citizens' sense of belonging to a common cultural area and foster the contribution of culture to the development of cities.

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The hearing focused on the long-term legacy of the ECoC initiative, on the impact of the award on the development of cultural strategies of those cities, their networking and capacity building. It also addressed the issue of how to exploit the potential of the ECoC initiative more efficiently and tackle challenges more affectively, both at programming and organisation levels.

Location: Spinelli 3G3
Last updated: 05-12-2019

04-12-2019 14:30 - Banking Union Workshop on an EU liquidation regime for banks

Workshop - ECON
Economic governance support unit

The ECON Committee is organising a Banking Union Workshop on an EU liquidation regime for banks, which will be held on 4 December 2019 (14:30 – 16:30) in Brussels, room ASP5E2.

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Two studies will be presented:
• Nicolas Véron and Anna Gelpern, 'An effective Regime for non-viable banks: US experience and considerations for EU reform', July 2019, a paper commissioned by the ECON Committee
• A study on the harmonisation of insolvency law conducted in the context of a Pilot Project on the Banking Union proposed by the European Parliament (to be published in the coming weeks by the Commission)
That workshop would also feature representatives from EU institutions and authorities to discuss possible ways forward.
The event will be web streamed. For further information: egov@ep.europa.eu

Location: Brussels, Altiero Spinelli building, room ASP 5E2
Last updated: 06-12-2019

    Programme
    Presentation by Fernando Restoy

04-12-2019 13:30 - Understanding EU counter-terrorism policy: State-of-play and future challenges

Other event - EPRS
EPRS event on 4 December

This latest, monthly EPRS briefing seminar will focus on EU action against a particularly serious from of cross-border crime, namely terrorism. It will explain the background to EU counter-terrorism policy, based on common minimum rules and fighting against terrorist financing - for example, through internal market rules against the use of explosive precursors, and soon action against terrorist content online. […]

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The Union also mobilises resources against radicalisation, raising awareness through a multidisciplinary network of excellence. A series of experts in the subject will explain the policy from first principles, followed by an opportunity for questions and comments from the audience.

Location: Library Reading Room, 5th floor, Altiero Spinelli Building
Last updated: 04-12-2019

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04-12-2019 10:00 - Hearing to take stock of the 2019 EU elections and the debate on the Future of Europe

Hearing - AFCO
Lessons to be drawn from the 2019 elections and proposals in view of the debate concerning the Future of Europe

The Committee on Constitutional Affairs organised a public hearing entitled “Lessons to be drawn from the 2019 elections and proposals in view of the debate concerning the Future of Europe”, which took place on 4 December 2019, at the European Parliament in Brussels.

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In this hearing the Committee heard the views of a number of experts, representatives of the EU institutions (European Commission and Parliament), as well as its consultative bodies (European Economic and Social Committee and European Committee of Regions). They reflected on the lessons to be drawn from the 2019 elections. Furthermore, they also discussed proposals in the context of the debate on the Future of Europe and the envisaged multi-stakeholder Conference on this issue, which should start its work in the course of 2020.

A draft programme is available below.

Location: Altiero Spinelli Building room 3E2
Last updated: 06-12-2019

04-12-2019 10:00 - The EU Strategy for Gender Equality - Hearing

Hearing - FEMM
Hearing on EU Strategy

On 4 December, FEMM Committee will hold a hearing on the EU Strategy for Gender Equality (2020-2024). The aim of the Hearing is to receive input from civil society and the academic world regarding the report on the same topic that will be drafted in the coming months.

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The event will count on the participation of a representative of the European Commission, several representatives of civil society organisations covering the different aspects of the Strategy and a member of the academic world. The rapporteur for this dossier, Ms Maria Noichl (S&D, Germany) will also participate in the hearing.

Location: PHS 3C50 (Paul-Henri Spaak )
Last updated: 26-11-2019

03-12-2019 15:00 - Can we save the WTO Appellate Body?

Hearing - INTA
Initials WTO

The WTO Appellate Body, which is part of the WTO dispute settlement, is in major crisis. On 10 December 2019, it will no longer be able to function, as the mandates of two of its three remaining members, out of seven, will expire. This can have major implications for the multilateral trading system.

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Together with the former EU member on the Appellate body, Professor Peter Van den Bossche, DG TRADE Director-General Sabine Weyand and Chad Bown from the Peterson Institute, INTA will discuss the reasons behind the crisis and if there are ways to save the WTO Appellate Body.

Location: Brussels, Altiero Spinelli (1G-3)
Last updated: 20-11-2019

03-12-2019 15:00 - Towards a common EU Strategy to fight corruption and organised crime

Hearing - LIBE
hearing Towards a common EU Strategy to fight corruption and organised crime

On 3 December 2019, the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) will hold a public hearing entitled "Towards a common EU strategy to fight corruption and organized crime – strengthening instruments and enhancing cooperation between relevant actors"

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The hearing will bring together institutional representatives, prosecutors, academics and civil society representatives in order to discuss the necessity to develop a comprehensive strategy and approach to fight corruption and organized crime in the EU, which will further improve cross-border cooperation, tackle existing gaps in the fight against organized crime and corruption, implement better supervision and develop a comprehensive policy to prevent future loopholes.

Location: European Parliament, Paul-Henri Spaak building, room PHS 1A002
Last updated: 02-12-2019

Hearings

Under Rule 193 of the Rules of Procedure, 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, posters and contributions from speakers.

Workshops

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