JRC News

  1. 6 Oct 2014

    In cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the JRC and experts of international organisations provided high-level technical expertise for the development of an integrated national security system for nuclear and radioactive materials during a training course that took place in Jakarta (Indonesia) earlier this month.

  2. 26 Aug 2013

    The EU Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Risk Mitigation Centres of Excellence (CoE) initiative inaugurated its Regional Secretariats for the Middle East and for South East Europe, Southern Caucasus, Moldova and Ukraine this summer. The Secretariats will facilitate information sharing, CBRN need assessment in the partner countries and implementation and monitoring of projects in these regions. In addition, it will promote the regional visibility of the initiative as well as facilitate coordination of CoE activities.

  3. 15 Oct 2009

    A fully computerised Nuclear Material Accountancy and Control (NMAC) system will soon be in place at the Russian Mayak reprocessing plant located in Ozersk in the Chelyabinsk region. The project, technically managed by the JRC in the framework of the European Commission's TACIS Programme, is the first one of its kind to conceive and implement such a system in a Russian designed nuclear reprocessing facility. After validation, the complete system is likely to become a prototype for all Russian reprocessing plants. This important achievement marks a significant step forward in securing nuclear material in the Russian Federation.

  4. 14 Oct 2009

    Illicit trafficking of nuclear and other radioactive material remains a reason for concern and a threat to our security. The recent survey on radiological vulnerability in the EU identified the need for training of first responders at the European level. The JRC has been tasked by the Commission's Directorate General for Justice, Freedom and Security to create a European Security Training Centre and to provide a training session demonstrating the JRC's capabilities. A seminar dedicated to the response to nuclear security incidents is being held this week (14 – 16 October) at the Institute for Transuranium Elements (ITU) in Karlsruhe. This follows the first pilot session for training in the area of prevention and detection in nuclear security that was recently held by the Institute for the Protection and Security of the Citizen (IPSC) at the JRC Ispra site.

  5. 22 Sep 2009

    The JRC is currently hosting the trial (pilot) edition of a training course on nuclear security and detection for 'frontline' European security personnel such as customs officers, police and border guards.

  6. 27 Mar 2009

    On 26 March, the European Commission adopted a Communication on nuclear non-proliferation, identifying possible actions to strengthen the EU's contribution to international efforts in this domain, including the development of an international system of guaranteed supply of nuclear fuel under the umbrella of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). The document also presents the main instruments that the Community already has at its disposal to reduce the risk of proliferation of nuclear weapons.

  7. 2 May 2008

    The Annual reports 2007 from the JRC Institute for the Protection and Security of the Citizen (IPSC) and the Institute for Transuranium Elements (ITU) are now available. These reports give an overview of the activities, accomplishments and resources related to the Institutes' work carried out in 2007.

  8. 21 Sep 2007

    Energy consumption worldwide is likely to double between 2000 and 2050, and nuclear energy will remain a key element in future low-carbon energy systems. Europe has the largest nuclear industry in the world and one third of its electricity comes from nuclear plants. To prepare for the future and maintain European leadership in this sector, a Sustainable Nuclear Energy Technology Platform has been launched today, bringing together researchers and industry to define and implement a Strategic Research Agenda and corresponding Deployment Strategy.