JRC News

  1. 7 Oct 2013

    Examples and strategies for a successful choice and combination of agricultural measures to implement the 2000 Water Framework Directive (WFD) – which commits EU Member States to achieving good status of all water bodies by 2015 – are provided in the JRC's recently published report 'River Basin Network on Water Framework Directive and Agriculture'. Within the framework of the WFD's Common Implementation Strategy, the Pilot Rivers Basins network, coordinated by the JRC, was set up to provide feedback on practical implementation issues.

  2. 11 Dec 2013

    The European Commission has adopted the JRC's first Work Programme for 2014-2015 under Horizon 2020, the new EU strategy to boost research and innovation. The programme is aligned with the European Union's policy priorities, such as overcoming the economic crisis, encouraging the use of renewable energy and tackling climate change.

  3. 21 Jan 2011

    All EU Member States are highly involved in the ERA-NET scheme, the EU main initiative for fostering public transnational R&D collaboration. This is the main finding of the report "Mapping ERA-NETs across Europe: overview of the ERA-NET scheme and its results", published today by the JRC's Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS). ERA-NET facilitates ministries and public research agencies working together to coordinate research policies and to develop joint calls and research programmes.

  4. 27 May 2008

    The Commission presented today its Communication on "Better Careers and More Mobility: A European Partnership for Researchers". This Communication, which is a follow up of the 2007 Green Paper "The European Research Area: New Perspectives" aims at establishing a partnership between the Member States and the Commission to ensure that the necessary human resources in research are available to sustain and enhance the contribution of science and technology to a dynamic, knowledge based European society.

  5. 27 Sep 2013

    With the close cooperation of the US mission to the EU, the JRC organised a high-level meeting on Thursday 26 September in order to examine the scientific potential to support eco-industries and technologies on both sides of the Atlantic.

  6. 5 Feb 2013

    In the run-up to the 4th European Conference on Corporate R&D and Innovation (CONCORDi-2013), the JRC has launched a call for papers on the topic of this edition: "Financing R&D and innovation for corporate growth in the EU: Strategies, drivers and barriers".

  7. 20 Sep 2013

    The JRC and Euro-CASE, the European Council of Academies of Applied Sciences, Technologies and Engineering, co-organised a high-level roundtable on 19 September on the dialogue between science, technology and society, in the areas of energy and climate change, in order to identify how important technological changes are perceived and to determine the key factors to improve the interaction.

  8. 27 Nov 2013

    Launched today at the European Development Days in Brussels, EU Aid Explorer is a unique web tool that provides easy access to clear, complete and accurate data on development and humanitarian aid around the world. Maps and graphs are used to visualise which donor is active where, which sectors and countries receive how much assistance and how funding changes over time.

  9. 30 Oct 2009

    ERAWATCH, the European Commission's on-line information platform on research systems and policies in Europe and beyond, has published its 2009 Policy Mix Reports on research in 33 countries.

  10. 21 Feb 2008

    Through this first user survey, the JRC Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS) intends to collect information about the way ERAWATCH users perceive and use the online information platform, as well as to gather suggestions and expectations to support the service's future evolution. The survey will be open until March 14, 2008.