JRC News

  1. 6 Jul 2015

    The Joint Research Centre (JRC) together with the Directorate-General for the Environment (DG ENV) have presented today, in a technical workshop held at the EU Pavilion of EXPO Milano, some of the main findings from the development of an "EMAS Sectoral Reference Document on Best Environmental Management Practice for the agriculture sector".

  2. 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.

  3. 6 May 2015

    From May 6th to May 11th, the JRC met with the managing authorities from Italy, Portugal and Estonia, to talk about pilot projects to carry out counterfactual impact evaluations of interventions related to the European Social Fund, providing comments and methodological support for the evaluations.

  4. 9 Apr 2015
    A discussion paper by JRC researchers on economic and physical models of climate change is to appear in the Spring edition of Issues in Science and Technology.
  5. 9 Mar 2015
    Using teachers' skills from the Survey of Adult Skills (PIAAC) and students’ performance from the Programme for International Students Assessment (PISA) JRC scientists have exploited a multilevel model to investigate how much of the variation in student performance can be explained by teacher quality at the country level across a number of OECD countries.
  6. 27 Nov 2014

    The Innovation Output Indicator was developed by the Commission at the request of the European Council to benchmark national innovation policies and to monitor the EU’s performance against its main trading partners.

  7. 25 Oct 2014

    JRC Scientist, Sjoerd Hardeman, publishes a paper entitled “Characterizing and comparing innovation systems by different 'Modes' of knowledge production: a proximity approach” in the journal “Science and Public Policy”.


  8. 1 Oct 2014

    JRC Researcher, Stefano Tarantola, co-authored a paper entitled “Transformations and Invariance in the Sensitivity Analysis of Computer Experiments” which has been published in the Journal of the Royal statistical Society B-STATISTICAL METHODOLOGY.

  9. 22 Sep 2014

    The 12th JRC Annual Seminar on Composite Indicators will be based on the lessons learnt from the JRC audits that were carried out on more than 60 well-known composite indicators, upon request of their developers.  The aims are: