EU Science Hub

The JRC in Karlsruhe (Germany)

  • The JRC (Joint Research Centre) in Karlsruhe is one of six sites spread across five different EU Member States (Belgium, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Spain) that function as a reference centre of science and technology for the European Commission. The JRC has ten Directorates, hosts specialised laboratories and unique research facilities. The Karlsruhe site is the core of the JRC Directorate G for Nuclear Safety and Security, however some other related research programmes are carried out also at the JRC sites in Belgium (Geel), The Netherlands (Petten) and Italy (Ispra).
  • The mission of the JRC Directorate G for Nuclear Safety and Security is the implementation of the JRC Euratom Research and Training Programme, the maintenance and dissemination of nuclear competences in Europe to serve both ''nuclear'' and ''non-nuclear'' Member States. A strong cooperation and complementarity with their national organisations is of key relevance. JRC Directorate G supports the relevant policy DGs with independent, technical and scientific evidence in the areas of nuclear safety, security and safeguards.
  • Directorate G is also an active key partner in international networks and collaborates with international organisations and prominent Academia and Direction G employs around 470 staff coming from throughout the EU, and its budget comes from the EU’s research budget. Further income is generated through the JRC’s participation in indirect actions, additional work for Commission services and contract work for third parties, such as regional authorities and industry.

/jrc/en/file/document/174824JRC Directorate G



The JRC in Karlsruhe site is located on the KIT North Campus, Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen (about 12km north of Karlsruhe) and is easily accessible from the motorways nearby.

Visitor Information & Rules

All visits to the JRC in Karlsruhe must be pre-arranged.

Due to physical and radiation protection reasons, all visitors must complete a registration form prior to their visit and have a permanent escort accompanying them at all times.

For EU nationals their application form must be completed at least 4 weeks prior to visiting and with non-EU nationals 6 weeks is required between sending the form and visiting.

All camera phones, recording devices and electronic devices without pre-authorisation are strictly forbidden onsite.

Please follow this video for further information

/jrc/en/file/173207Entrance procedures for JRC Karlsruhe site for visitors


Address & contact

Joint Research Centre

European Commission

Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1,

76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen,


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