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10-09-2020 14:00 - Halt and reverse EU-driven deforestation

Seminarium - ENVI
a hill with trees and ground with no trees

The workshop will bring together four leading, independent experts in the field of deforestation from two renowned institutions (Environment Agency Austria and Cambridge Econometrics), in order to inform the ENVI Committee Members of the most important concerns in this area and to provide a forum for discussion.

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With the aim of collecting independent research contributions for the legislative own initiative report on "An EU legal framework to halt and reverse EU-driven global deforestation", the workshop will cover the scale of EU-driven global deforestation, the supply chain of products and raw materials originating from deforested areas as well as an assessment of the current policies aiming at addressing global deforestation and the prospects for a future EU regulatory framework.

Senaste uppdatering: 11-09-2020

    Programme of the workshop


      Presentation by Cristina Müller and Helmut Gaugitsch, Environment Agency Austria
      Presentation by Dr Cornelia Suta and Hector Pollitt, Cambridge Econometrics

07-09-2020 14:00 - Webinar on Trade-related aspects of carbon border adjustment mechanisms

Seminarium - INTA
Sprouting plant surrounded by coins

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A webinar on Trade-related aspects of carbon border adjustment mechanisms took place on 7 September 2020. INTA Chair Bernd Lange, rapporteur Karin Karlsbro and other Members, as well as outside attendees, heard presentations by four experts analysing different aspects of the upcoming Commission proposal. The four topics covered were: possible carbon adjustment policies, economic assessments of carbon leakage and carbon border adjustment, a legal assessment of planned measures and political assessment of the potential reactions of trading partners.

Senaste uppdatering: 08-09-2020

    Draft programme
    PowerPoint presentation I
    PowerPoint presentation II
    Powerpoint presentation III
    PowerPoint presentation IV

14-07-2020 09:30 - JURI-AFCO: Hearing on the Consequences of the Judgment of German Constitutional Court

Utfrågning - AFCO JURI
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On 14 July 2020, the Committee on Legal Affairs and the Committee on Constitutional Affairs held a public remote hearing on the Consequences of the Judgment of 5 May 2020 of the Second Senate of the German Constitutional Court.

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On 5 May 2020, the Second Senate of the German Federal Constitutional Court delivered a judgment concerning the implementation in Germany of the bond-buying programme of the ECB known as Public Sector Purchase Programme ('PSPP'). Although this Judgment does not affect the ability of the ECB and the ESCB to continue the implementation of the PSPP, it has put in question the role and the attributions of the Court of Justice in the constitutional architecture of the European Union, as well as, to a certain extent, the principle of supremacy of EU law.

Against this background, the hearing brought together Members of the European Parliament and a number of experts with a view to discussing the legal and constitutional consequences of this Judgment from an EU law perspective.

Plats: Altiero Spinelli - 1G3
Senaste uppdatering: 14-07-2020

    Draft Programme

Prof. Ludwigs

      CV Prof. Ludwigs

Prof. Uitz

      CV Prof. Uitz

Prof. Galetta

      CV Prof. Galetta

Prof. Weiler

      CV prof. Weiler
      Presentaton part 1
      Presentation part 2

07-07-2020 15:00 - STOA roundtable on deconfinement going digital: The rise of contact tracing apps

Seminarium - STOA

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Please follow this link to watch the live webstream of this event.

Contact-tracing applications use smartphones to alert users if they've been in contact with someone who's had the disease. This Bluetooth-enabled digital tool that can trace cases at scale has the potential to play a key role in all phases of crisis management, especially when time will be ripe to gradually lift social distancing measures. As several Member States have been deploying tracing apps throughout the last few weeks, questions arise about the efficiency, accuracy and privacy-friendly character of this technology.

Some of the biggest issues are making sure there is a critical mass of people signing up, the use of decentralized or centralized contact tracing apps, the mandatory or voluntary character and the need to introduce solid ethical and legal safeguards. The EU Member States, together with the European Commission have developed a Common EU Toolbox to support a common European approach for tracing apps, a Guidance on data protection for mobile apps to set out the features and requirements needed to ensure compliance with EU privacy and personal data protection legislation and a set of technical specifications to ensure a safe exchange of information between national contact tracing apps based on a decentralized architecture.

The STOA Panel has invited high-level experts to discuss the technology behind contact tracing applications, its accuracy, security and effectiveness in breaking the chains of transmission of an infectious disease; the lessons learned so far by their gradual deployment in Europe and the best practices developed to effectively contact trace while maintaining privacy in a centralized or decentralized way; to shed light on the possible impacts of this technology on the protection of personal data and citizens' trust and explore the main ethical concerns relating to the use of this app by individuals; and to examine the adequacy of the current EU legal framework to safeguard the responsible use of these applications.


15:00-15:05: Introductory remarks

  • Eva KAILI, MEP, Chair of the Panel for the Future of Science and Technology (STOA)

15:05-15:50: Experts' presentations

15:05-15:20: What's the tech and how does it work?

  • Marco MARSELLA, Head of Unit, DG CONNECT, European Commission
  • Diego CIULLI, Public Policy Manager, Google

15:20-15:35: What are the lessons we have learned so far?

  • Professor Michael BACKES, co-developer of the Corona-Warn-App / Chairman and Scientific Director of the CISPA Helmholtz Center for Information Security
  • Dr Christof TSCHOHL, Research Director at the Research Institute / Red Cross Austria - Stopp Corona-App

15:35-16:50 - Privacy risks, data security and possible effects on civil rights

  • Leonardo CERVERA NAVAS, Director of European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS)
  • Professor Ross ANDERSON, Computer Laboratory - University of Cambridge

15:50-16:25: Discussion

16:25-16:30: Closing remarks

  • Petra DE SUTTER, MEP, Member of the Panel for the Future of Science and Technology (STOA)

Plats: WebEx (online) Event
Senaste uppdatering: 16-07-2020

    Presentation of Christof Tschohl
    Presentation of Willem Jonker

06-07-2020 13:45 - Follow-up of OLAF case files, fighting fraud, corruption and other irregularities

Utfrågning - CONT
CONT Hearing on follow-up of OLAF case files

On 06.07.2020, the CONT Committee held a public hearing entitled 'Follow-up of OLAF case files, fighting fraud, corruption and other irregularities in the Member States'. This public hearing focused on the follow-up of OLAF's recommendations and, in this regard, aimed to present different views from the Member States' authorities.

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At the hearing, there were presentations on three case studies: (Germany, Romania and Italy), and on the views of the European Institutions (OLAF, European Court of Justice, European Public Prosecutor's Office and the European Parliament).

In 2018, judicial authorities in Member States took 319 decisions on the follow-up of OLAF's recommendations: in almost two-third of the decisions taken (203) the OLAF cases were dismissed; in 116 cases the judicial authorities pressed charges. It would appear that judicial authorities of some Member States do not regard the follow-up of OLAF's recommendations on misuse of EU money as a priority. An essential factor effecting the follow-up to OLAF's recommendations relates to the admissibility of evidence collected by OLAF in national judicial proceedings.

Plats: Remote meeting
Senaste uppdatering: 13-07-2020

    Draft Programme
    Speakers’ Biographies

06-07-2020 09:10 - Geopolitical implications of the COVID-19 crisis - online hearing

Utfrågning - AFET
COVID and foreign affairs

On 6 July, the Committee on Foreign Affairs will hold an online hearing on the geopolitical implications of the COVID-19 crisis. The pandemic has had profound geopolitical consequences that inevitably affect key aspects of EU foreign policy, including relations with major global powers, humanitarian aid, development and peacekeeping, and the fight against disinformation and cyber-attacks.

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The hearing will provide AFET Members with more insights on foreign policy consequences of the COVID-19 outbreak from leading experts in the area.

Plats: (Remote) - 2Q2 - European Parliament - Brussels
Senaste uppdatering: 29-06-2020

    Draft programme

02-07-2020 13:30 - EPRS online Book Talk | Has the EU become a regulatory superpower?

Övrigt - EPRS
EPRS Book Talk - 3 July 2020

Professor Anu Bradford will talk about her new book, ‘The Brussels Effect: How Europe rules the world’ (2020), which analyses the EU’s growing ability to shape global markets through standard-setting. She argues that, without resort to international institutions or other nations’ formal agreement, the EU has been gradually acquiring and exercising the ability to influence the global economic environment resulting in a ‘Europeanisation’ of important aspects of global commerce.

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For operational reasons during the coronavirus crisis, this online event is only open to members of the EP community.

Plats: Live event through the WebEx platform
Senaste uppdatering: 08-07-2020

25-06-2020 14:30 - The big future of nanotechnology in medicine

Seminarium - STOA

Webex (online) event

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Please follow this link to watch the live webstream of this event.

The term nanotechnology has been around for a while, but recent advancements and applications of nanoscience are revolutionizing the fields of biology and medicine. Nano-sized artificial molecular motors and machines are created using biological molecules, while nanomedicine is utilized to target cancer cells, deliver drugs and fight antibiotic resistant bacteria.

The recent coronavirus crisis shows how the field of nanobiosensors may be key to finding innovative solutions for a quick response, and also to cope with future infectious outbreaks. And yet the discussion about the ethics of nanotechnology is ongoing: great opportunities come with huge responsibilities.

The aim of this online STOA workshop is to highlight how the latest developments in nanotechnology are transforming biology and medicine; how nanotechnology is being used to fight the coronavirus as well as future pandemics; and to discuss consumer perception of nanotechnology as well as responsible research and innovation in Europe.


14:30 - 14:40 Welcome by Lina GÁLVEZ MUÑOZ, MEP and STOA Panel Member

14:40 - 15:55 Presentations

  • Nano comes to life: how nanotechnology is transforming medicine and the future of biology
    Sonia CONTERA
    , Associate Professor of Biological Physics at Oxford Physics Department, author of Nano Comes to Life, Oxford, United Kingdom

  • Nanobiosensors in fight against coronavirus
    Laura M. LECHUGA
    , CSIC Research Professor and Group Leader of ICN2 Nanobiosensors and Bioanalytical Applications Group, head of CONVAT project, Barcelona, Spain

  • Ethics, and responsible research and innovation in nanotechnology
    Maurizio SALVI, Senior Policy Analyst, Unit RTD.03 - Chief Scientific Advisors, Scientific Advice Mechanism, European Commission

  • Consumer perception of nanotechnology
    Roxanne VAN GIESEN
    , Senior researcher consumer research at CentERdata, Tilburg, The Netherlands

15:55 - 16:20 Panel Discussion

16:20 - 16:30 Closing remarks by Lina GÁLVEZ MUÑOZ and Petra DE SUTTER, both MEP and STOA Panel Members

Senaste uppdatering: 16-07-2020

    Booklet of the event
    Presentation of Laura M. LECHUGA
    Presentation of Roxanne VAN GIESEN

15-06-2020 17:00 - EPRS online Book Talk | A Certain Idea of France: The life of Charles de Gaulle

Övrigt - EPRS
EPRS online book talk - 15 June 2020

As we approach the 80th anniversary of the Appel du 18 juin 1940, Professor Julian Jackson will talk about his highly-acclaimed recent biography of General de Gaulle, ‘A Certain Idea of France: The life of Charles de Gaulle’ (2018). The author will share his experience of writing the book and reflect on the role of de Gaulle in French politics, from his war-time leadership of Free France to his resignation as President in 1969, as well as his legacy almost 50 years after his death.

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For operational reasons during the coronavirus crisis, this online event is only open to members of the EP community.

Plats: Live event through the WebEx platform
Senaste uppdatering: 23-06-2020


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