Half a century of European research at Lake Maggiore
JRC Open Day 2009 - Saturday, 16 May 2009 - Ispra (Italy)
In 1959 the first experimental nuclear reactor in Italy was inaugurated at Ispra. 50 years later, the research at the European Commission's Joint Research Centre Ispra site covers a broad range of environmental, consumer protection and security related topics. At the JRC Open Day you can discover how the site has evolved over these 50 years and meet the scientists from all over Europe who handle test tubes, analyse satellite images to predict the next flood, drive trucks on a roller bench to measure CO2 emissions – in short, who support European policies to make Europe a better, safer and more competitive place.