Logo Open Day Ispra 2013
Science for all – Open Doors at JRC Ispra on Saturday 4 May
The JRC's biggest research site is located in Ispra (North of Italy). Every 2 years, the centre opens its doors to visitors so that they can enjoy a first-hand experience of the science that supports EU policies. On this occasion, the theme chosen is 'Science for you', in the context of the European Year of Citizens 2013.
This theme will come to life through interactive experiments, activities and attractions for all age groups. These will illustrate how the JRC helps to promote growth, jobs and innovation, a healthy and safe environment, consumer protection and secure energy supplies.
Visits to unique laboratories, practical demonstrations, exhibitions and conferences will showcase the science behind European policy making in a wide spectrum of areas, from agriculture and global food security to resource efficiency and public health and security.
The JRC scientists will give insight into how they develop models and scenarios to assess policy options, analyse satellite images to predict the next big flood, test emissions from all types of vehicles and 'shake' full size three-storey buildings in an earthquake simulation.
The European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science, Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, will attend the Open Day and will inaugurate the new JRC visitors' centre, which offers a unique view of many of the JRC's multi-faceted activities.
Where: JRC Ispra (Varese), Italy
When: Saturday, 4 May 2013, 10:00 – 17:00
Don't miss this opportunity!
Programme and registration: www.jrc.ec.europa.eu/ispra-openday-2013
During the 2011 Open Day, over 10 000 visitors took up the invitation to explore JRC labs. © EU, 2011
The JRC-Ispra site, the third biggest Commission site after Brussels and Luxembourg, covers an area of 167 hectares and hosts more than 1 800 staff. © EU