EU Science Hub

Networks & bureaus

To meet its objectives and deliver high-quality scientific support and results, the JRC has developed lasting partnerships with external entities sharing a common interest in specific research areas. This collaboration is essential for the JRC's work on harmonisation and validation of methods and measurements, establishing common standards, and providing scientific and technical support for the implementation of European legislation.

JRC's networking activities also respond to European policy makers' and EU Member States' increasing demands to establish common scientific reference systems. The JRC collaborates with hundreds of partner organisations in scientific networks worldwide, covering a broad range of fields from climate change and air quality to environmental monitoring of radioactivity and food contact materials.

The Scientific, Technical and Economic Committee for Fisheries (STECF) provides scientific advice to the European Commission.  The JRC assures the coordination of the STECF advice process.


The network of NEPAD Water Centres of Excellence (NEPAD Water CoE) is a network of higher education and research institutions that conduct high-end scientific research in water and related sectors in order to provide policy guidelines to governments.