JRC News

  1. 3 Jul 2015

    Six winners of the German "Jugend forscht" competition and two of the European Contest for the Young Scientists (EUCYS) joined the project which gave the two groups the opportunity to meet and discuss their works collectively.

  2. 2 Sep 2014

    Being highly proficient in literacy and numeracy may be more important than having a higher level of education when considering the role of these two skills in integration and engagement in the social and economic life of advanced economies.

  3. 16 Jul 2014

    Childhood obesity is a growing problem with nearly one in three children in Europe being overweight. With the first comprehensive assessment of school food policies in Europe, the JRC has made an important contribution to the European Commission's efforts to address this issue.

  4. 7 Jul 2014

    The JRC played host to award-winning young scientists from the European Union Contest for Young Scientists (EUCYS) and Jugend Forscht programmes over the past week.

  5. 14 May 2014

    On 13 and 14 May, almost 2000 students from some 40 schools visited the JRC laboratories in Ispra to discover what the JRC does and how it contributes to several EU policies.

  6. 28 Nov 2013

    According to the 2013 Education and Training Monitor recently launched by the European Commission, sixteen Member States decreased their spending on education between 2008 and 2011, with six showing further significant budget decreases in 2012. The Education and Training Monitor is an annual publication examining the evolution of Europe’s education and training systems, allowing Member States to compare themselves against others. Most of the analysis presented in the Monitor is based on reports produced by the JRC.

  7. 14 Nov 2013

    An EU-27 survey of intermediary organisations operating on the education, social and employment sectors and providing IT training has produced a first ever assessment of the e-Inclusion intermediary sector. It accounts for a total of 250,000 organisations, or one e-Inclusion actor per every 2,000 inhabitants. One in two employs 10 staff or less and operates on a budget smaller than €100,000. Half of the e-Inclusion actors go further and offer employment–related training. And for two out of three, local government funding is the main financial resource.

  8. 18 Apr 2013

    The European Commission has today launched a new European nuclear security training centre (EUSECTRA), located in the JRC premises in Karlsruhe. The training centre will instruct front-line officers, trainers and experts on how to detect and respond to illicit trafficking of nuclear or other radioactive materials.

  9. 29 Mar 2013

    85-90% of jobs will require Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) skills by 2020, according to the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training. Although internet job searches by unemployed people have increased dramatically in Europe (46% in 2011 according to Eurostat), and significantly reduced unemployment duration in some countries - like the USA - employers and labour market intermediaries, including public and private services, might not yet be exploiting the full potential of ICT.

  10. 15 Mar 2013

    Two JRC-developed tools have recently been launched: the EHRO-N locator, which helps find nuclear training and facilities, and an online course on water-water power reactors (WWER), aiming to preserve knowledge on this type of reactor.