Inauguration of the JRC visitors center in Ispra with the participation of Máire Geoghegan-Quinn
Ispra - EC/Joint Research Centre
On 4 May 2013, on the occasion of the JRC Open Day, Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, Member of the EC in charge of Research, Innovation and Science, together with Diana Bracco, Vice-President for Research and Innovation in Confindustria, and Dominique Ristori, Director-General of the Joint Research Centre (JRC), inaugurated of the JRC Visitors' Centre, in Ispra, Italy.
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||Exterior views of the Joint Research Centre (JRC) in Ispra, Italy (3 shots)
||Exterior view of the JRC buildings from a car
||Arrival of visitors on the occasion of the JRC Open Day (2 shots)
||Exterior view of the JRC Visitors' Centre
||Arrival of Diana Bracco, Vice-President for Research and Innovation in Confindustria
||Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, Member of the EC in charge of Research, Innovation and Science, and Dominique Ristori, Director-General of the Joint Research Centre (JRC), arriving and greeting Diana Bracco
||Soundbite by Dominique Ristori (in ENGLISH): This will be important in a single location to have the opportunity to present the scientific and technicol support that JRC provides to European Union priorities and policies and communicating science is vital because at the end of the day all of this work has to be seen as profitable for the world society. As you will see, this Visitors' Centre has been prepared through the concept from micro to macro starting with nano materials and finishing with global challenging
||Soundbite by Máire Geoghegan-Quinn (in ENGLISH): Europe, I believe needs much more young scientific talent if we are going to boost our economies, if we are going to tackle issues like climate change, public health and energy, Europe needs one million new researchers by 2020 so encouraging young talent, girls and boys, is a must. And I think that when you meet our enthusiastic team of experts today, I think you will agree that science is no longer about old man in white coats.
||Ribbon cutting ceremony and toast with Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, Diana Bracco and Dominique Ristori (2 shots)
||Máire Geoghegan-Quinn and Diana Bracco visiting the centre with Dominique Ristori
||Máire Geoghegan-Quinn meeting with researchers on food contact materials (2 shots)
||Máire Geoghegan-Quinn receiving explanations from JRC staff members on nanotechnology for toxicity testing in food products (7 shots)
||Máire Geoghegan-Quinn looking at interactive panels and receiving information on public health (4 shots)
||Máire Geoghegan-Quinn looking at the multifunctional JRC globe (3 shots)