Activiteiten in het verleden

24-02-2020 09:00 - Fact Finding Visit to Bulgaria: 24 - 26 February 2020

Diverse activiteiten - PETI
The Flag of Bulgaria in the World Map

The Committee on Petitions is organising a fact-finding visit to Bulgaria in the period 24-26 February 2020. In the first part, the members of the delegation will meet petitioners in Sofia along with the responsible state authorities, professional associations, consumer protection organizations and the Bulgarian Ombudsman to discuss issues related to the banking system and private enforcement agents.

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In the second part, the delegation will address another topical issue: waste management. MEPs will visit the landfill in the town of Montana and meet with the city's mayor and the regional environmental bodies to discuss alleged shortcomings regarding access to documents in environmental matters.

Laatst bijgewerkt op: 14-02-2020

20-02-2020 14:00 - Hearing on Artificial Intelligence in Criminal Law

Hoorzitting - LIBE
artificial intelligence (AI) and criminal law

On 20 February 2020, the LIBE Committee will hold a hearing on artificial intelligence in criminal law and its use by the police and judicial authorities in criminal matters

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This hearing is part of the work undertaken by the LIBE Committee on this topic. It will look at different questions related to the use of Artificial Intelligence in this context, such as benefits and risks of this new technology, predictive policing, facial recognition, as well as the ethical and fundamental rights implications. It will also take stock of current work conducted by the Council of Europe. The United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) and the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA).

Locatie: in Brussels, room Joszef Antall Building (JAN) 4Q2
Laatst bijgewerkt op: 18-02-2020

    Draft programme
    COUNCIL OF EUROPE - European Ethical Charter on the use of AI in judicial systems
    FRA - Facial recognition technology fundamental rights considerations in law enforcement
    UNICRI - Artificial intelligence and robotics for law enforcement
    Policy and Investment Recommendations for Trustworthy AI (Independent High-Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence set up by the European Commission)
    Ethics Guidelines for AI (Independent High-Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence set up by the European Commission)

20-02-2020 13:30 - What is our political nature? Knowledge and reason in political decision-making

Diverse activiteiten - EPRS
EPRS event on Thursday 20 February 2020

How do we — as not always purely rational beings — put knowledge and reason at the heart of political decision-making? Can we take evidence-informed policy-making for granted? And what can we do to defend this cornerstone of liberal democracy? A recent report on 'Our political nature' by the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) offers new insights into our political behaviour, with the potential to address some of the current crises in our democracies. […]

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Sixty experts from across the globe working in the fields of behavioural and social sciences, as well as the humanities, contributed to the research that underpins the JRC report. The JRC's David MAIR will present key findings on misperception and disinformation, collective intelligence, emotions, values and identities, framing, metaphor and narratives, as well trust and openness, to this joint EPRS-JRC policy roundtable. Please join this timely conversation on how we think - and how we can boost enlightenment 2.0.

Locatie: Library Reading Room, Altiero Spinelli Building, 5th floor, European Parliament, Brussels
Laatst bijgewerkt op: 18-02-2020


19-02-2020 14:30 - Hearing on “The role of public transport in low-density areas”

Hoorzitting - TRAN
A bus stop is depicted standing in front of a field. Dark clouds indicate a storm is coming. There is no one viewable in the image.

Four experts from Portugal, Sweden, the Czech Republic and Belgium will debate with TRAN Members on the role of public transport in low-density areas. They will raise the specific characteristics and challenges faced by those areas and the resulting importance of services ensuring mobility. The hearing should provide an overview of good practices and case studies and would outline possible recommendations (logistics, pricing policies, etc.) for the future.

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The hearing will take place on Wednesday afternoon, 19 February 2020 in room ANTALL 4Q1 from where it will be webstreamed.

Locatie: ANTALL 4Q1
Laatst bijgewerkt op: 11-02-2020

    Programme of the hearing

19-02-2020 14:30 - Public hearing - Measures to improve sustainable aquaculture in the EU

Hoorzitting - PECH
Aquaculture farms

The objective of this hearing is to listen to different stakeholders about the current challenges facing the aquaculture sector, notably linked to production. The speakers include fish farmers from varied realities, ranging from sea-based aquaculture in the Atlantic and Mediterranean to the ponds of the Czech Republic. Other speakers include researchers and entrepreneurs involved in developing innovative practices, from Hungary, Belgium and Croatia.

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The EP approved an own-initiative report entitled "Towards a sustainable and competitive European aquaculture sector" in 2018, in which it stressed the need to stimulate diversification and innovation in aquaculture. In the meantime, the European Commission is expected to publish new strategic guidelines for the development of aquaculture later in 2020.

Locatie: Paul Henri-Spaak PHS 5B1
Laatst bijgewerkt op: 06-02-2020

    Draft programme

19-02-2020 09:00 - Hearing on the Implementation of the Dublin III Regulation

Hoorzitting - LIBE
Dublin III

The Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) of the European Parliament is organising on 19 February 2020 a Hearing on the Implementation of the Dublin III Regulation.

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The hearing takes place in the context of the Parliament's implementation report on the Dublin III Regulation, of which the draft will be presented in the LIBE Committee this spring. The Hearing is organised to contribute to the fact finding for the report. The report has the objective to support the work of the Parliament with regard to the Commission's New Pact on Migration and Asylum to be presented equally this spring. The list of speakers will include EU institution representatives, national authorities as well as NGOs.

Locatie: European Parliament, József Antall building, room 4Q2
Laatst bijgewerkt op: 12-02-2020

18-02-2020 14:30 - Authoritarianism and shrinking space for freedom of expression

Hoorzitting - DROI

Public hearing on authoritarianism and shrinking space for freedom of expression, press freedom and human rights defenders, with case studies on China, Egypt and Russia

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This hearing will examine the state of international law on freedom of thought, conscience and religion and study lessons learned from past policies and actions that have contributed towards its protection. Participants will also discuss best practices of interreligious dialogue for promoting tolerance and fighting against discrimination based on religious motivations. The EU must continue its efforts to protect freedom of thought, conscience and religion, without fostering a particular belief, both inside and outside its borders.

Locatie: Room SPAAK P5B001
Laatst bijgewerkt op: 19-02-2020

    Speech by Jussi Lassila
    Speech by Sara Brooks

18-02-2020 14:30 - Gender aspect of trafficking in human beings - Workshop

Workshop - FEMM
barbed wire

Trafficking in human beings (THB) is a serious crime affecting fundamental rights, health, social life, economy and justice. THB knows no boundaries and most reported victims are female.

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The experts of the workshop were Prof. Sylvia Walby OBE, Professor of Sociology and Director of the Violence and Society Centre at University of London City; Ms Suze Hageman, researcher at Dutch National Rapporteur on THB and Sexual Violence against Children; and Dr Lucrecia Rubio Grundell, researcher at European University Institute all of who presented their findings and discussed with Members.

The co-rapporteurs of the upcoming implementation report on the Directive on preventing and combatting trafficking in human beings and protecting its victims, Ms Maria Soraya Rodrigues Ramos (FEMM) and Mr Juan Fernando López Aguilar (LIBE), gave the opening statements.

Locatie: Altiero Spinelli (3E-2)
Laatst bijgewerkt op: 19-02-2020

    Draft programme
    Expert Presentation - S. Walby
    Expert Presentation - S. Hageman
    Expert Presentation - L. Rubio Grundell


Volgens artikel 193 van het Reglement kan een commissie een hoorzitting met deskundigen beleggen wanneer zij deze noodzakelijk acht om een bepaalde zaak naar behoren te kunnen afhandelen. Hoorzittingen kunnen ook gezamenlijk door twee of meer commissies worden gehouden. De meeste commissies houden regelmatig hoorzittingen om deskundigen te horen en over kernzaken te kunnen discussiëren. Op deze pagina staat alle informatie over de hoorzittingen van commissies, inclusief programma's, posters en bijdragen van de sprekers.


De workshops worden georganiseerd door de beleidsondersteunende afdelingen in overeenstemming met het Financieel Reglement. Workshops zijn niet altijd openbaar; maar kunnen worden gehouden tijdens commissievergaderingen.

Tijdens workshops kunnen leden vragen stellen aan en van gedachten wisselen met deskundigen over onderwerpen die verband houden met de parlementaire werkzaamheden of met de actualiteit.

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