Ispra (IT) - 16/05/09
Open Day at the JRC Ispra site
Predictions of rain and an overcast morning didn't deter over 8,100 people from visiting the JRC research site in Ispra for this year's Open Day on Saturday, 16 May. Over 70 of the JRC's wide range of activities were showcased at the event, with tours of over 50 laboratories as well as demonstration experiments 'in the field' and topical seminars with experts. Whether it was climate change or renewable energies, nanotechnologies or electronic passports, flood and fire prediction systems or food safety and quality tests, there was something for everyone and for all age groups.
This year's Open Day also marked the 50th anniversary of the JRC-Ispra site. European Commissioner for Science and Research Janez Potočnik took time out of his weekend to participate in the various activities and present awards to the winners of the JRC's Italian schools competition, "Science and Creativity in the Classroom". Visitors once again acclaimed the Open Day as a success that truly mirrors European innovation and creativity.
We invite you to take a look at some of the pictures taken during the day.