The Public Hearing for ECI Right2Water – Europe’s first successful European Citizens’ Initiative – will take place Monday, 17 February from 15h00 to 18h30, in room JAN4Q2 in the European Parliament. It will be chaired by the Environment Committee and will also involve the Petitions Committee (PETI), the Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee (IMCO), and the Development Committee (DEVE).
The hearing will be divided in three parts:
Part 1: Guaranteed water and sanitation for all in the EU
Part 2: Global access to water and sanitation for all
Part 3: No liberalization of water services
According to the current plans the hearing will be held in the presence of Commission Vice-President Sefcovic for each of the three panels. Further Commission presence at highest level is expected.
The ECI Right2Water is given several slots during the hearing to explain its initiative and formulate final remarks. The European Parliament only allows members of the Citizens’ Committee of Right2Water to provide answers for each round of questions – additional experts as was proposed by the ECI Right2Water are not allowed.
If you want to participate in the first ECI hearing and do not have a badge to enter Parliament’s premises register here. Online registration closes on 7 February 2014 at 13:00 hrs. The hearing will be web-streamed and the link will be made available here next week. More information on the Parliament’s website here.