We are doing science for policy
The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is the European Commission's science and knowledge service which employs scientists to carry out research in order to provide independent scientific advice and support to EU policy.
The JRC is spread across six sites in five different countries within the EU.
For a more details look at our organisational structure, you can download the JRC organisational chart.
The JRC employs over 3000 people, from EU countries and candidate countries to EU membership, who bring their skills, talents, passion and rigour into the scientific activities meant to underpin EU policies.
The JRC budget amounts to approx. €330 million annually for direct support to EU institutions through scientific and technical advice to policy.
Further income is generated by the JRC through performing additional work for Commission services, and contract work for third parties such as regional authorities or industry.
This work complements the tasks outlined in the JRC’s Work Programme 2014-2015 and is an essential tool for acquiring and transferring knowledge and expertise.
The latest figures regarding budget and resources are available in the JRC annual report.