JRC News

  1. 15 Apr 2016

    Highlights include the launch of the European Smart Specialisation Platform on Energy, opening of the Disaster Risk Management Knowledge Centre and the launch of the European Interoperability Laboratory for Electric Vehicles and Smart Grids.

  2. 14 Mar 2016

    Research data produced by the JRC or in cooperation with other partners is now publicly available, in support of the European Commission’s strategy on Open Science for improved circulation of knowledge and thus innovation for generating growth.

  3. 26 Feb 2016

    The key orientations of the JRC work programme reflect the 10 priorities set by the Commission’s agenda for jobs, growth, fairness and democratic change.

  4. 11 Dec 2015

    Additional efforts to further enhance the EU's extensive know-how and attract more young people to studies and training in nuclear related disciplines are needed for nuclear decommissioning.

  5. 14 Oct 2015

    The World Standards Day, celebrated internationally on 14 October, was designed to raise awareness on the importance of standardisation to the global economy.

  6. 1 Jun 2012

    The JRC's nuclear safeguards activities will be significantly improved by the opening of a new analytical laboratory for nuclear micro-particles inaugurated today at the JRC's Institute for Transuranium elements (ITU), located in Karlsruhe. European Commission and International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) representatives attended the event, together with relevant stakeholders.

  7. 20 Jan 2012

    The JRC has signed a letter of intent for closer cooperation with the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). The two organisations will strengthen their collaboration in a number of areas, including energy, nuclear safety and security, sustainable transport and electromobility, climate change, information technology and foresight and anticipation.

  8. 1 Jul 2011

    Dr Gerry Lander, former Director of the JRC Institute for Transuranium Elements (ITU), was awarded the Walter Hälg Prize in recognition of scientific career in the field of basic actinide research. Every two years the European Neutron Scattering Association, ENSA, awards the prestigious Walter Hälg Prize to a European scientist for outstanding coherent work in neutron scattering with a long term impact on scientific and/or technical neutron scattering applications.

  9. 4 Jun 2008

    Scientists from the JRC Institute for Transuranium Elements (ITU) presented their activities on the new generation of nuclear reactors and the development of new types of nuclear fuels at the Annual Meeting on Nuclear Technology 2008. The event, the largest nuclear conference in Germany with more than 1300 participants, was held by the Deutsches Atomforum e.V. (German Atomic Forum) and the Kerntechnische Gesellschaft e.V. (German Nuclear Society) in Hamburg on May 27 - 29, 2008. The variety of topics covered almost all aspects of the civil use of nuclear energy. Numerous papers were presented by experts from research, industry and politics outlining viewpoints and recent research findings.

  10. 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.