JRC visit ENEA
A delegation from the JRC, led by its Director-General Roland Schenkel, visited the principal research centre of the Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and the Environment (ENEA) in Casaccia, near Rome on 30 January 2009. The visit follows that of a large delegation from ENEA to the JRC in Ispra on 11 September 2008.
As its name suggests, ENEA shares a number of research interests with the JRC. The programme of the visit was thus focused on four thematic workshops in which groups of scientists from both organisations could interact, namely: environment, security, energies and nuclear waste management/decommissioning.
The aim of these workshops was to facilitate the identification of areas in which collaboration could be stimulated in the future through joint projects, staff exchanges and further workshops, meetings and conferences.
The signature of a collaboration agreement between the JRC and ENEA is expected within a few weeks in order to provide the necessary institutional framework for further cooperation between the two organisations.