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. 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.

  3. 19 Aug 2014

    The JRC has released a new report giving a comprehensive overview of its research on nuclear safety and security, including their policy background and context. The nuclear activities of the JRC are aimed at supporting the implementation of EU legislation, giving priority to the highest standards for nuclear safety and security in the Union, and internationally.

  4. 9 Dec 2013

    The formal participation agreement for the European Pavilion in the World Expo 2015 was signed today in Milan in the presence of the President of the European Commission José Manuel Barroso and the Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta.

  5. 14 Oct 2013

    The JRC has released two new certified reference materials for milk and milk products. The release comes on World Standards Day, 14 October, which aims to raise awareness about the positive impact of standards. The European Reference Materials ERM®-BD150 and ERM®-BD151 make the many measurements related to the dairy sector trustworthy, thereby ensuring the safety of food products on the market. They are intended for quality control and for assessing the performance of the methods to measure elements in milk and milk products, and will support the dairy sector to comply with limits set in European legislation for some trace elements, such as calcium, potassium or magnesium.

  6. 13 Oct 2013

    Coinciding with the UN's International Day for Disaster Reduction on Sunday 13 October, the Joint Research Centre has recently published a study on technical recommendations for a European approach to standardise databases on disaster losses (human casualties, property and environment damage, and economic loss). Loss data is useful for implementing disaster risk reduction strategies in Europe (from local to national scales) and for helping to understand disaster loss trends at global level.

  7. 10 Sep 2013

    The JRC hosts the 5th International Conference on Hydrogen Safety (ICHS 2013) which aims to improve trust in hydrogen technologies and increase public awareness, by promoting a better understanding of the hazards and risks associated with hydrogen. The three-day conference is organised under the auspices of the International Association for Hydrogen Safety. It is held in Brussels.

  8. 14 Aug 2013

    With their overview of international polymer-electrolyte fuel cell (PEMFC) test procedures, the JRC, together with the Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) of the US Department of Energy (DoE), made the first step towards global harmonisation of testing protocols.

  9. 18 Jul 2013

    The first of the twin centres designed to promote common standards in electric mobility and smart grids on both sides of the Atlantic was today inaugurated near Chicago. Converging standards and interoperability between smart grids and electric vehicles will allow for deeper penetration of renewable energies in the electricity systems, thus facilitating the way to a low-carbon economy. Technology harmonisation will drive product and service innovation in the two world's largest economies and could prove instrumental in establishing global standards for electric mobility.

  10. 18 Jul 2013

    To help reach the goal of having compatible standards across both sides of the Atlantic, the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) and the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) on Wednesday 17 July agreed to expand their current scientific co-operation to 10 different areas. The JRC-NIST Implementing Arrangement is particularly relevant in the light of the currently negotiated Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).