EU Science Hub

Science for Europe, Science for Me

Science for Europe, Science for Me
May 17 2019

Come and join us for a series of short and engaging presentations on issues that matter to all of us, from climate change to fight against terrorism.

JRC scientists will tell visual stories about the science that protects EU citizens.


  • 15:30 Registration opens 
  • 15:45 Optional Laboratory visit (limited places)
  • 17.00 Aperitivo
  • 17.45 Official opening 
  • 18.00 - 20.30 Pecha Kucha 20x20 Talks
  • 20.30 end of event

JRC Speakers

  • Migration: from perceptions to reality
    Michele Vespe
  • How to measure fairness
    Michaela Saisana
  • The disasters that make us stronger
    Tom de Groeve
  • Critical infrastructure attacks: is Europe ready?
    Georgios Giannopoulous
  • Fairy tales about climate change
    Fabrizia Cavalli
  • The invisible work against terrorism
    Martin Larcher
  • From financial crisis to recovery
    Sara Maccaferri
  • The truth about lies
    Martin Atkinson

Laboratory visits

The programme includes an optional visit to one of the JRC laboratories, either the European Laboratory for Structural Assessment (ELSA) or the Vehicle Emissions Laboratory (VELA). When completing the registration, please indicate if you would like to attend the laboratory part. Non-JRC staff is encouraged to use the bus which leaves from the reception at 15:45 to go to the laboratories.


European Commission – Joint Research Centre
Via Enrico Fermi, 2749
I - 21027 Ispra (VA) Italia

Transport arrangements

Non-JRC participants are invited to use the bus from the JRC reception to the laboratory and/or the Auditorium. The transport is available:

- at 15:45 for the participants attending the laboratory visit

- from 16:30 to 17:45 from the reception to the event venue/aperitivo area


The event is free and open to general public, but places are limited.

Registration is closed

Additional information

About Pecha Kucha format:
PechaKucha 20x20 is a simple presentation format designed in Tokyo. The presentations are structured around 20 images, which are shown for 20 seconds each. The images advance automatically, so each presentation is just 6 minutes and 40 seconds long.

Science for Europe, Science for Me, Powered by PechaKucha


The event will be held in English and in Italian. Simultaneous interpretation is provided into both languages.


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