EU Science Hub

JRC in brief

Scientific evidence for EU policies

As the European Commission's science and knowledge service, the Joint Research Centre (JRC) supports EU policies with independent scientific evidence throughout the whole policy cycle.

  • We create, manage and make sense of knowledge and develop innovative tools and make them available to policy makers.
  • We collaborate with over a thousand organisations worldwide whose scientists have access to many JRC facilities through various collaboration agreements.
  • Our work has a direct impact on the lives of people by contributing with its research outcomes to a healthy and safe environment, secure energy supplies, sustainable mobility and consumer health and safety.
  • We draw on over 50 years of scientific experience and continually build our expertise in knowledge production and knowledge management. 

The JRC has six sites in five EU countries (Brussels, Geel, Ispra, Karlsruhe, Petten, Seville)

Download the JRC Work Programme 2021 -2022: Brochure

We are doing science for policy

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Knowledge and Democracy – Why evidence matters

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