JRC News

  1. 12 Jun 2014

    Regional Experts Meeting on Non-proliferation Nuclear Forensics held in Hanoi 3-5 June 2014.

    The meeting on enhancing nuclear forensic capabilities in the South East Asian region, was hosted in Vietnam, co-organized by JRC-ITU.

  2. 13 Feb 2014

    A counter nuclear smuggling workshop, co-hosted by the Institute for Transuranium Elements of the European Commission Joint Research Centre and the United States of America, took place on 11-13 February. The International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) Incident and Trafficking Database (ITDB) indicates that nuclear and radioactive materials continue to be encountered out of regulatory control.

  3. 21 Nov 2013

    Today marks the 50th anniversary of the JRC's Institute for Transuranium Elements (ITU), located in Karlsruhe (Germany). The JRC welcomed for the celebration high-level guests representing politics, industry, science and research at international, European, national and regional levels.

    Since the foundation stone was laid in 1963, the institute’s portfolio has evolved to face emerging scientific and policy support needs and has gained worldwide recognition as a reference centre and a key contributor to an effective safety and safeguards system for the nuclear fuel cycle.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 5 Aug 2009

    The JRC Institute for Transuranium Elements (ITU), together with international partners, will carry out research into the possibilities of using catalysts based on 'actinide' elements (such as uranium, neptunium, plutonium and beyond) to convert hydrocarbons from biomass or fossil fuels into high-value chemicals. This could lead to new ways of reducing the release of greenhouse gases such as methane into the atmosphere, while at the same time offering economic benefits.

  8. 20 May 2008

    Three framework agreements for research contracts relating to the disposal of nuclear waste have been granted by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) of the UK to a consortium including the JRC Institute for Transuranium Elements (ITU).

  9. 18 Jan 2008

    On 18 January 2008, the President of the German Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA), Jörg Ziercke, visited the JRC Institute for Transuranium Elements (ITU). The main purpose of the meeting was to exchange views on investigation of seized nuclear material and to discuss new projects related to illicit incidents involving nuclear and radioactive material.