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.
Rapeseed is one of Europe’s major crops. Oil and animal feed is produced from it. And it is beautiful to look at when flowering.
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Background and objectives
If we think about nature conservation or increasing essential ecosystem services we usually think of protected areas, conserving valuable ecosystems such as forests and wetlands, or maintaining rural landscapes. But can cities also help achieve biodiversity goals and targets? This largely depends on the amount, the quality and management of urban green infrastructure. However, the potential of cities to help protect biodiversity and ecosystem services is likely underestimated.
The event is an opportunity to discuss the future development of activities at the Disaster Risk Management Knowledge Centre (DRMKC).
The seminar aims to gather around 120 inter-disciplinary experts on
Smart specialisation, technology transfer and digital economy – investments in research, innovation and human capital are key priority areas for boosting jobs and growth.
Opportunities and challenges of innovation and Europe's response to them are the topics of this conference, with a focus on South-East Europe, including the Western Balkans, and for constructive dialogue between institutions and businesses.
How do we make sure that scientific evidence shapes EU policies?
Investing in listening more to scientists is one way.
To immerse yourselves in the world of research presented in form of an exhibition is another one.
The Joint Research Centre (JRC) exhibition showcases the work done by the European Commission's science and knowledge service.
The exhibition will open on Thursday, 3 May at 18:00 and last until 19 May.
Our scientists will be there to answer your questions.
Guided tours will lead you through the exhibition and showcase the exhibits.
This session, included in the Latin American Studies Association (LASA) Congress 2018, will present research work emerging from the implementation of smart specialisation in the EU, its adaptation in Latin America as well as opportunities for cooperation and challenges in both sides.
1. Entrepreneurial Discovery Process in Brasilia. Neantro Saavedra (University of Tsukuba) and Javier Gómez (JRC, European Commission),
2. Industrial complexes in Mexico and smart specialisation. Amado Villarreal González (Escuela de Gobierno y Transformación Publica, Tecnológico de Monterrey)
The 2018 JRC workshop on checks and management of agricultural land in the Integrated Administration and Control System (IACS) will be organised from Monday 28 May (14:00) to Wednesday 30 May (16:00) in Vilnius, Lithuania.
The workshop is co-hosted by the Lithuanian Agricultural Information and Rural Business Centre (VIC).
Exploring new challenges of policymaking and future-oriented frames and methods to respond to them is the aim of the Joint Research Centre (JRC) FTA2018 conference - Future in the making.
If you are a foresighter, a policymaker, a practitioner, a designer, an academic or a future-thinker we invite you to participate and explore the future at the FTA2018.