Joint Research Centre - European Commission

JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE
The European Commission's in-house science service
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JRC brochures and reports

Document cover: Staff Working Document: EU efforts to strengthen nuclear security

Staff Working Document: EU efforts to strengthen nuclear security

This Staff Working Document describes recent EU achievements and priorities in the fields of nuclear safety and security. (March 2014)

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Jobs at the JRC

An overview of work opportunities and conditions for employment (temporary and permanent) at the JRC. (January 2014)

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Leaflet: Scientific support to public health. Some JRC examples

(December 2013)

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Leaflet: Scientific support to cultural and creative industries - Some JRC examples

(Oct 2013)

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JRC pocket leaflet

(Sept 2013)

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E-mobility and smart grids at the JRC

E-mobility–clean and environmentally friendly transport using electric vehicles–is based on an innovative, climate friendly technology with big growth potential. (July 2013)

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Science for Energy – JRC thematic report

This report aims to give a comprehensive overview of the JRC's work in relation to the global energy challenge. It highlights the JRC's research in areas such as security of energy supply, renewable energy, energy technology innovation, energy efficiency, nuclear energy, and hydrogen technologies. For each area, a detailed description of the research carried out by the JRC is provided along with how this work provides the scientific and technical support to EU policy in the field of energy. (June 2013)

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Solar Energy: Capturing the benefits of photovoltaics

Photovoltaic (PV) modules convert photons from the sun’s rays into electricity, which can either be stored or fed into the electricity grid. It is a very promising technological option to shift towards a decarbonised energy supply. With its European Solar Test Installation (ESTI), the JRC assesses the performance of new and improved photovoltaic devices and performs pre-normative research. (June 2013)

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Science for standards - JRC Thematic report

This report aims to give a comprehensive overview of the JRC's work in relation to standardisation in fields as diverse as health, environment or energy. It provides a comprehensive overview of how the JRC's scientific and technical support to EU policies in this field. JRC research includes for instance developing reference materials for environmental monitoring, ensuring international compatibility in the area of smart grids and electromobility, and improving standards in cutting edge technologies such as remote sensing and nanotechnology. (May 2013)

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JRC Report cover: Scientific Support to EU Growth and Jobs: Efficient buildings, vehicles and equipment

Conference report: Scientific Support to EU Growth and Jobs: Efficient buildings, vehicles and equipment

The document provides a detailed overview of a three session conference organised and hosted by the JRC in March 2013: Scientific Support to Efficient Buildings, Scientific Support to Efficient Vehicles and Scientific Support to Efficient Lighting and Electrical Equipment. (March 2013)

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Conference report: Eco-Industries Conference Report

The document provides a detailed overview of a five session conference organised and hosted by the JRC in May 2012. The discussions sought to address where scientific support and new standards are needed in the key sectors of eco-industries: water resources, air quality, waste management, renewable energies and energy efficiency. (November 2012)

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JRC Conference report cover: Scientific support for Food Securty and Global Governance

Conference report: Scientific Support for Food Security and Global Governance

The report is a thorough review of a JRC organised conference of September 2011, which addressed the role of scientific support to policy making on EU level and beyond in providing access to food for all across the globe in a sustainable way. The conclusions included considerations on the necessity of investing in science and innovation, more strategic and interdisciplinary approach and new global governance for food security. (November 2012)

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Science for disaster risk reduction and response

Natural disasters and crises cause fatalities and considerable economic losses worldwide every year. Floods, fires, earthquakes, tsunamis, droughts, industrial accidents and political crises have a significant impact on society, the environment, the economy and the well-being of the population. (November 2012)

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Scientific support for financial stability

Since the beginning of the financial crisis the European Commission has made several propositions to help tackle two pressing challenges: the need to simultaneously restore financial stability and boost economic growth. The JRC develops scientific models and methods to assist the Commission and EU member states in taking informed policy decisions in these fields. (November 2012)

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The role of science in tackling climate change: Impacts, vulnerabilities and adaptation

Climate change is expected to have significant impacts on natural resources, the world economy and human well-being in general. It will lead to increased temperatures, changed precipitation patterns, rising sea levels, and increased frequencies of extreme weather events such as floods and droughts. (November 2012)

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Science for Water - JRC Thematic report

This report aims to give a comprehensive overview of the work of the Commission's in-house science service, the Joint Research Centre (JRC), in relation to global water challenges. In each of the six chapters, the detailed policy context is cited, showing clearly how and where the JRC is providing its scientific and technical support to water-related policies (May 2012)

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Science at the core of eco-industry - some JRC examples

JRC's scientific and technical support to policy-making is directly relevant to eco-industries. This industry sector focuses on measuring, preventing, limiting or correcting environmental damage to water, air, soil and ecosystems, and works with renewable energy, energy efficiency and waste (May 2012)

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Science at the core of water solutions - Some JRC examples

JRC's scientific support aims at tackling related challenges such as water availability, quality, efficiency, protection of ecosystems and extreme weather events. (2012)

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Research at JRC in support of EU climate change policy making

Overview of the JRC research activities in support of EU climate change policy making. (December 2011)

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Science in support of food security - Some JRC examples

The JRC works closely with EU bodies and external partners in their efforts to enhance food security worldwide. (2011)

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IPSC - 10 years of research for your security

Ten years of research, ten stories: the examples shown in this booklet are representative of many more IPSC success stories from this period. (October 2011)

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From input to impact

A selection of highlights of JRC activities (April 2011)

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JRC brochure cover: Nuclear Decommissioning Programme at the Joint Research Centre - 10 years of progress

Nuclear Decommissioning Programme at the Joint Research Centre - 10 years of progress

A snapshot of JRC's nuclear decommissioning work at its different sites (November 2010)

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JRC brochure Cover: JRC Strategy 2010-2020: Summary

JRC Strategy 2010-2020: Summary

The JRC strategy for the period 2010-2020 envisages reinforced scientific support to EU policy-making (July 2010) 

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JRC: Science at the service of society

Presentation of the JRC's work in seven thematic areas. (July 2010)

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Evidence-based policy versus policy-biased evidence: the challenge of feeding scientific advice into policy-making

Conclusions of the High-Level Trans-Atlantic Science for Policy workshop co-sponsored by the JRC and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), held on 27 October 2009 in Ispra, Italy (June 2010)

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Science for the environment

A spotlight on the activities of the JRC Institute for Environment and Sustainability in 2008-2009 (June 2010)

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JRC-Ispra: A 50 Year Pictorial History - Cover screenshot

JRC-Ispra: A 50 Year Pictorial History

This documented photo collection depicts the evolution of the JRC-Ispra site from 1959 to 2009. (April 2009)

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Portrait of the Joint Research Centre

Portrait of the Joint Research Centre

What we can do with and for you. (April 2008)

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JRC report on Biofuels

(March 2008)

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[16/04/2008: The biofuels report has been corrected for some formatting errors (such as the lack of page numbering) and been given a JRC registration number.]

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Highlights of the JRC - 50 years in science

Brochure edited on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the European Union - and the establishment of the Joint research Centre. (September 2007)

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JRC passport

A short description of JRC's mission, principal activities, structure and main research priorities. (May 2008)

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