JRC News

  1. 16 Mar 2016

    The 1st SMARTER Conference on Smart Specialisation and Territorial Development will take place in Seville on Sept 28-30 aiming to take stock of the smart specialisation experience and assess its current state of the art both in terms of conceptual developments and practical implementation.

  2. 3 Mar 2016

    Stairway to Excellence (S2E) is calling for contributions to be presented at the forthcoming S2E national events or the final S2E conference.

  3. 26 Feb 2016

    A new website to monitor the pace of research and innovation within the EU is now online. It provides data and analyses at both national and EU level.

  4. 28 Jan 2016

    Seville, Rotterdam, Brno and Reggio Emilia will be the first four European cities to peer-review their cities' integrated urban development strategies. They will use the methodology developed by the Joint Research Centre for research and innovation Smart Specialisation strategies.

  5. 1 Dec 2015

    On 20 November 2015, the European Commission has adopted Best Available Techniques (BAT) conclusions for the production of wood-based panels, following respective positives votes of the Regulatory Committee foreseen in Article 75 of the Industrial Emissions Directive (IED) 2010/75/EU. Wood-based panels are mainly used for furniture manufacture as well as in the construction and building sectors.

  6. 11 Nov 2015
    Awareness, self-sustainability, wellbeing, quality, coexistence, convergence, responsibility, resilience, these are some of the key words that emerged from the 10 scenarios elaborated by 90 citizens who participated at a joint JRC and CNR project called Food Futuring Tours.
  7. 16 Sep 2015

    The JRC was invited for the fifth consecutive year, by the Cornell University, INSEAD business school and the World Intellectual Property Organization to conduct thorough conceptual and statistical coherence tests on the Global Innovation Index (GII) to ensure its reliability and transparency and to help deriving more accurate and meaningful policy recommendations.

  8. 6 Jul 2015

    On 6 July, the JRC, together with the Directorate-General for the Environment presented some of the main findings from the development of an EMAS Sectoral Reference Document on Best Environmental Management Practice for the agriculture sector.

  9. 2 Jul 2015

    The regional focus on Europe 2020 co-authored by the Directorate General for Regional Policy and the JRC has been published.

  10. 22 Jun 2015

    ENCATC has launched the call for applications for the 2nd ENCATC Research Award on Cultural Policy and Cultural Management.

    This annual award is granted to a recently published PhD thesis exploring, through comparative and cross-cultural research, issues at stake and taking a step from evaluative (descriptive) to comparative applied research. In addition, the ENCATC Award is rewarded to a PhD thesis that can inform policymaking and benefit practitioners active in the broad field of culture.