EU Science Hub

JRC in brief

Independent 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 anticipate emerging issues that need to be addressed at EU level and understand policy environments
  • 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 citizens 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. 
  • We host specialist laboratories and unique research facilities and is home to thousands of scientists.

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

/jrc/en/sites/jrcsh/files/jrc_paper-science-knowledge-management-servicefor-eu-citizens.pdfThe Joint Research Centre: Science and knowledge management at the service of Europe’s citizens

We are doing science for policy

/jrc/en/video/we-are-doing-science-for-policyWe are doing science for policy

Knowledge and Democracy – Why evidence matters

/jrc/en/video/knowledge-and-democracy-why-evidence-mattersKnowledge and Democracy – Why evidence matters