JRC News

  1. 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.

  2. 13 Feb 2008

    The Commission today set out its vision of how to develop the EU's external border management system. These consist of a mix of concrete measures (on the FRONTEX Agency and on control of maritime borders) and longer term reflections on ways of recording entry and exit of third country nationals. The JRC Institute for the Protection and Security of the Citizen provides scientific and technical support to EU policies related to security, including integrated border management and maritime surveillance.

  3. 21 Apr 2008

    The JRC Institute for the Protection and Security of the Citizen (IPSC) and the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBÝTAK), jointly organised the conference "Security Research. Technology Solutions to Enhance Systems Interoperability" in Ankara on 17-18 April 2008.

  4. 19 Jun 2008

    At the request of the European Commission Delegation in China and in agreement with the Ministry of Science and Technology, the JRC Institute for the Protection and Security of the Citizen (IPSC) provided a scientific and technical support package to the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Centre of Earth Observation and Digital Earth (CAS/CEODE), in order to contribute to post Wen Chuan earthquake disaster measures, such as damage assessment for reconstruction planning and future disaster risk reduction initiatives.

  5. 16 Sep 2008

    The European Commission’s earth observation activities, previously known as GMES (Global Monitoring for Environment and Security) have been re-launched today by European Commission Vice-President Günter Verheugen under the name of Kopernikus. The name change was officially announced at a dedicated conference in Lille organised in conjunction with the current French presidency of the EU.  

  6. 7 Nov 2008

    It may come as a surprise to many, but the precise manner in which the flu is transmitted from person to person remains unknown. The prevailing view is that large droplets expelled during coughing or sneezing are chiefly responsible for transmitting the disease. But coughing and sneezing also produces fine droplets that can remain airborne for extended periods of time and the role of these small particles has been particularly contentious among influenza researchers.

  7. 20 Nov 2008

    On 18 November 2008 the JRC Institute for the Protection and Security of the Citizen (IPSC) and the Chinese Academy of Sciences - Centre for Earth Observation and Digital Earth signed a Memorandum of Understanding to establish a co-operation in the field of advanced image analysis in support to disaster management.

  8. 5 Mar 2009

    Food insecurity is one of the greatest challenges of today with almost one billion people undernourished worldwide. This number has recently been growing due to soaring food prices. The current economic crisis and climate change prospects are among the possible aggravating factors for the years to come.

  9. 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.

  10. 1 Apr 2009

    On 30 March the European Commission launched a policy initiative on the protection of Critical Information Infrastructures (CIIs) such as telephone lines, fibre-optic cables and computer networks.