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Guidance on monitoring of marine litter in European seas

Waste floating on polluted water.

The JRC released a guidance document for the monitoring of marine litter in European seas. It provides the Member States with recommendations and information in order to support establishing monitoring programmes, a milestone in the implementation of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD). Through the Directive, EU Member States committed themselves to the development of strategies to achieve good environmental status of European seas.

18/04/14 ExpandMore

April 2014 issue of the JRC newsletter

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The latest edition of the JRC Newsletter has been published and can be downloaded here. An editorial by Vladimir Šucha, Director General of the JRC since the 1st January 2014, focuses on the JRC's role in the EU's policy making process. While discussing the importance of science-based advice in support of the EU Institutions and Member States throughout the policy cycle, Mr Šucha emphasises the need for scientific excellence and collaboration with the wider research community.

16/04/14 ExpandMore

New tool to increase transparency in humanitarian and development aid

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The 'EU Aid Explorer' is a one-stop-shop for aid information. This web tool has been developed by the JRC in close collaboration with Directorates General Development and Cooperation - EuropeAid and Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection ECHO. It provides easy access to clear and comprehensive data on development and humanitarian aid around the world.

15/04/14 ExpandMore

New study identifies Europe's 34 ICT hubs

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ICT excellence is highly concentrated in a few areas in Europe which are closely clustered among themselves. These are the main conclusions of a JRC-led study which maps ICT activity and ranks European regions based on their performance. Results show that most ICT activity takes place in 34 EU regions (out the 1303 analysed) located in 12 countries, which represent a large share of the total EU ICT activity.

14/04/14 ExpandMore

JRC Annual Report 2013 now available

JRC Annual Report 2013 - Part of the cover page

The Annual Report provides an overview of the JRC's main activities, accomplishments and resources in 2013, highlighting its scientific and technical support to several EU key priorities: the economic and monetary union; the single market, growth, jobs and innovation; a low-carbon economy and resource efficiency; agriculture and global food security; public health and (nuclear) safety and security. A special chapter is also dedicated to the JRC's work in the field of standardisation, including the most significant examples.

11/04/14 ExpandMore

JRC supports EU Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) pilot programme

Photo of Mr. Poto─Źnik at the Stakeholders Forum for Environmental Technology Verification (ETV).

The second Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) Stakeholder Forum was held on 7 and 8 April at the Hannover Messe, the world’s leading trade fair for industrial technology. The event was organised by the JRC and the Commission's Directorate-General for Environment (DG ENV), both responsible for the set-up of the Environmental Technology Verification pilot programme.

08/04/14 ExpandMore

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