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.
Within the context of the European Forum on Science and Industry, the JRC together with the European Committee for Standardization (CEN), the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC), and the European Commission Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs have launched an initiative to bring the scientific, industry and standardisation communities closer together entitled "Putting Science into Standards".
As part of this initiative, workshops are held to facilitate screening of emerging science and technology areas to identify those where concerted research and standardisation activities are required to enable innovation and promote industrial competitiveness. The fourth workshop of this series will be held on 22-23 September 2016 at the JRC's Petten (NL) site on the subject "Driving Towards Decarbonisation of Transport: Safety, Performance, Second life and Recycling of Automotive Batteries for e-Vehicles".
The event is in line with the Regulation (EU) N. 1025/2012 on European standardisation which states (article 9) that the Commission’s research facilities shall “provide European standardisation organisations with scientific input, in their areas of expertise, to ensure that European standards take into account economic competitiveness and societal needs such as environmental sustainability and safety and security concerns”.
This workshop aims at establishing a consensus between research, industry and standardisation communities on the relevant technical issues involved, on the scope and nature of standardisation measures needed and at identifying a common way forward, including regulatory impacts. The workshop will target identification and prioritisation of standardization and pre-normative research needs for automotive batteries to guide further deployment of e-mobility. The scope will be strictly limited to the four topics indicated below, each of which will be covered in a dedicated session:
Each session will be moderated by a recognised expert in the field, with invited speakers from research, industry and standardisation sectors presenting the current state of the art and identifying standardisation needs and priorities from that sector. Presentations will be followed by a moderated discussion with all participants in the session. Rapporteurs will present a summary of each session at the end of the workshop.
Participation in the workshop is by invitation only.
Contact JRC IET PSIS Workshop 2016 for participation information.