JRC News

  1. 5 Mar 2015

    The JRC and the Japanese Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA) have successfully demonstrated the principle of an innovative technique analysing particle-like debris of melted nuclear fuel.

  2. 25 Feb 2015

    The JRC and the European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) association today agreed on cooperation in a range of fields of common interest, including environment and climate change, energy, transport, agriculture and food security, health and consumer protection, information society, technological advances, innovation and standardisation.

  3. 14 Oct 2014

    The World Standards Day, celebrated internationally on 14 October, puts the focus on the benefits of standards and harmonised measurements for global and regional economies, as well as for societies. Around 70% of the JRC work is related in one way or another to standardisation. Our scientists provide scientific and technical support in a range of areas from environmental monitoring to critical infrastructure protection, and from food and feed safety to nuclear safety and security.

  4. 3 Apr 2014

    The JRC supported the United Nations' International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) to develop the Multidimensional Poverty Assessment Tool (MPAT), launched today at the UN IFAD premises in Rome. MPAT is an innovative tool for assessing, understanding and addressing rural poverty. It provides data that can inform all levels of decision-making by providing a clearer understanding of rural poverty at household and village level.

  5. 2 Apr 2014

    Today the JRC celebrates the 10th anniversary of the launch of the European Reference Material (ERM®) cooperation at the Analytica Exhibition in Munich. The anniversary coincides with the release of a new certified reference material for mycotoxin testing.

  6. 20 Jan 2014

    A new protocol has been launched today that will help environment-conscious consumers to make informed choices about their food and drink. The ENVIFOOD Protocol launched by the European Food Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) Round Table, provides specific guidance for assessing the environmental impact of food, feed and drink products throughout their full lifecycles.

  7. 17 Jan 2014

    Three certified reference materials to improve the quality of coal analysis have recently been developed by the JRC for use in laboratory quality control and method validation. Knowing the heating value and the trace element load is important to reduce the environmental impact of coal. Sulphur and trace elements from coal are sources of air-borne pollution.

  8. 30 Dec 2013

    Recent data from EU Member States, such as from the National Alcohol Fraud Task Force in Poland, show that the amount of seized illicit alcohol coming from other Member States into Poland is almost zero after a procedure co-developed by the JRC for denaturing alcohol was included in a Commission Regulation to fight and prevent fraud in this area.

  9. 25 Nov 2013

    JRC scientists contributed to the validation of an innovative rapid test for the simplified detection of certain drugs (antibiotic residues) in honey and mould toxins (mycotoxins) in cereals. Some antibiotics are used as preventive or therapeutic treatment to protect honey producing bees from extremely dangerous bacterial diseases and mycotoxins are toxic compounds that are produced when certain species of mould (fungi) infect crops.

  10. 19 Nov 2013

    The Environment and Gender Index (EGI) was launched by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) today during the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC COP19) in Warsaw. The EGI attempts to monitor progress toward gender equality in the context of global environmental governance and provides information on how 72 nations (including 11 EU members) are translating gender and environment mandates into national policy and planning.