JRC News

  1. 20 Jun 2007

    The JRC's Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS) has contributed to the Commission’s new European Action Plan for "Ageing Well in the Information Society", adopted last 14 June 2007. The plan is accompanied by a new European research programme which will invest over 1 billion EUR in research into information and communication technologies helping older Europeans to stay active for longer and live independently. JRC-IPTS' foresight activities in the fields of ICT for Independent Living and older users' needs, eHealth and eInclusion have been a very valuable input to this Action Plan.

  2. 13 Aug 2007

    Complementing traditional approaches to medical intelligence, the Joint Research Centre has developed a new web-based disease surveillance system called MediSys that can provide health authorities with earlier identification of potential health threats, their verification, assessment and investigation in order to recommend public health control measures.

  3. 15 Oct 2007

    "eLearning Lisbon 2007: Delivering on the Lisbon Agenda" takes place today and tomorrow in Lisbon under the auspices of the EU Portuguese Presidency and the European Commission. With 1200 registered participants, the conference brings together experts from the fields of technology, education and training, research, industry and governmental organisations.

  4. 19 Oct 2007

    The first 'virtual path' based on an innovative application of RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) technology opened today in Laveno - Italy. Passive transponders buried in the pavement and a dedicated electronic walking cane safely guide the visually impaired person along the path. The prototype, developed by the JRC Institute for the Protection and Security of the Citizen (IPSC) is the result of the SESAMONET (SEcure and SAfe MObility NETwork) project.

  5. 21 Dec 2007

    The JRC Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS) is contributing to the European Commission's efforts to encourage the development of media literacy and the exchange of good practice across Europe.

  6. 18 Jan 2008

    The JRC is supporting the European Commission's efforts to foster multilingualism as a key part of European unity in diversity. With the release of the "Multilingual Translation Memory of the Acquis Communautaire", the Commission's collection of about 1 million sentences and their high quality translations in 22 official EU languages — the biggest ever collection in so many languages - now becomes freely available.

  7. 5 Feb 2008

    The new book 'Safeguards in a World of Ambient Intelligence' warns of challenges posed by Ambient Intelligence. The book, co-authored and co-edited by the JRC Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS), aims to warn policy makers, industry, academia, civil society organisations, the media and the public about the threats and vulnerabilities facing our privacy, identity trust, security and inclusion in the rapidly approaching world of ambient intelligence.

  8. 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.

  9. 12 Jun 2008

    On 21 May 2008 the European Root Certification Authority (ERCA) celebrated the performance of the 50th key certification session provided to Member States and other associated countries in the context of the European legislation on the digital tachograph system.