JRC News

  1. 4 Feb 2015

    A new common procedure for the collection of cancer data in Europe will improve the quality and coherence of the data gathered by European cancer registries.

  2. 27 Jan 2015

    SINPHONIE, an EU-funded research project on indoor air quality in EU schools, and its impact on children's health, has recently published its conclusions. Based on the evidence gathered, the Joint Research Centre and the partners developed guidelines for maintaining good air quality. They are expected to contribute to healthier school environments in Europe.

  3. 14 Jan 2015

    Our bi-monthly newsletter keeps consumers and stakeholders up to date on latest developments in nutrition.

  4. 27 Nov 2014

    How can research in food and diets address how we will live and eat in 2050? By supporting the move towards individualised diets; by ensuring the sustainability of the future food system; by improving our understanding of links between food, nutrients and health; and by focusing on integrated policy-making. These are the main findings of a new foresight report that will support work done under Horizon 2020, the EU's Funding Programme for Research and Innovation for 2014-2020.

  5. 14 Nov 2014

    Experts in school food from all over Europe were brought back to the classroom by the JRC to learn from each other's policies and experiences and discuss how to utilise schools as catalysts for better health. Ensuring child health is of the utmost importance. Not only does it address the immediate needs of a vulnerable population group, but it also lays the foundation for future well-being.

  6. 25 Sep 2014

    Crowdsourcing information on toxicological mechanisms to further new animal-free approaches to chemical safety assessment

  7. 24 Sep 2014

    In support of EU legislation on safety of chemicals, the JRC has published a state-of-the art review of test methods and non-testing (computational) approaches that help promote the replacement, reduction, and refinement of animal experiments - known as the 3Rs - in the safety assessment of chemicals.  The report "Alternative methods for regulatory toxicology – a state-of-the-art review" focuses on "non-standard" methods, i.e. those that are not included in current regulatory guidelines.

  8. 8 Aug 2014

    The JRC published a comprehensive report of breast cancer care services in Europe based on a survey which analysed the current situation in 25 countries that voluntarily participated in the study. This report is a major step towards the development of a European quality assurance scheme for breast cancer services, which is part of the European Commission Initiative on Breast Cancer coordinated by the JRC.

  9. 4 Aug 2014

    Nutritional shortcomings are a key driver of age-related decline and disability whereas proper diet can increase years of healthy life. In support of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing (the Partnership), JRC scientists have reviewed the evidence on the role key nutrients and diet plays in promoting healthy ageing.