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.
In addition to its physical space, the EU institutions will have a dialogue on specific issues linked to the Expo theme through the organisation of various conferences and events which will take place during 6 months in the EU Pavilion and in the Joint research Centre site in Ispra.
It is a joint initiative of the European Commission and the European Parliament launched on 21st March 2014. Its chairman is Franz Fischler, former Commissioner for Agriculture and Fisheries.
The Committee consists of 11 members of high international repute:
Jo Swinnen (BE), Joachim von Braun (DE), Hannelore Daniel (DE), Maria Helena Saarela (FI), Béatrice Darcy-Vrillon (FR), Peter Heffernan (IR), Claudia Sorlini (IT), Esther Kok (NL), Ewa Jakubczyk (PL), Katharina Hedlund (SE) and Tim Benton (UK)
These objectives translate in the following concrete deliverables:
A major Milestone will be the conference at the end of the Italian Presidency of the EU Council on 10 December 2014 where the Steering Committee will:
The recommendation document should serve as a basis for discussion with stakeholders and the general public during Expo 2015 through workshops, conferences and an online consultation and finally result in an EU contribution to the legacy of Expo 2015.