EU Science Hub

The JRC in Geel (Belgium)

Geel is one of the six scientific sites of the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC).

Since 1962, the JRC facility in Geel brings together multi-disciplinary expertise for developing new measurement methods and tools such as reference materials, promoting standardisation and harmonisation across the European Union to stimulate innovation and to protect consumers and citizens.

About 280 people who work on:

  • biotechnology
  • food and feed safety
  • food fraud detection
  • healthcare, nanotechnology
  • nuclear safety and security
  • threat detection

The Geel site hosts staff from three JRC Knowledge Production Directorates:

  • Directorate responsible for Health, Consumers & Reference Materials
  • Directorate for Space, Security & Migration
  • Directorate for Nuclear Safety & Security


Address & contact

Joint Research Centre
European Commission
Retieseweg 111
B-2440 Geel



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