JRC News

  1. 9 Mar 2015

    Science and knowledge provide opportunities and tools to create the Europe of tomorrow, a future based on quality of life and sustainable environment. Europe is ready to start a process of change which will not be based on the choices of elites but on those of citizens who have the opportunity both to participate in the creation of their future and to be protagonists of the transition towards a society based on science and knowledge.

  2. 18 Jul 2011

    On Monday 11 July 2011, the fourth 'Measurement Science in Chemistry' International Summer School started in Poznań, Poland. In this edition, 43 students from thirteen countries participated from Bulgaria, Estonia, Finland, France, Latvia, Poland, Portugal, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey, Uganda and Ukraine.

  3. 1 Apr 2014
    JRC published a paper that criticises the Ecological Footprint in the prestigious journal Ecological Indicators.
     
    The main conclusions of JRC study are that:
    The EF is inconsistent with its stated purpose of measuring demand on ecosystems.The EF depends mostly from a dimensionally flawed energy emissions assessment.The EF is optimistic at the global scale and policy-misleading at the local one.One cannot accept EF’s flaws on the ground that the EF has normative vi
  4. 19 Jan 2011

    This year, TrainMiC® celebrates its 10th anniversary. To celebrate this, a competition was organised amongst the national teams for designing an anniversary logo. An e-vote was organised and the team from Bosnia and Herzegovina won the competition.

  5. 9 Apr 2013

    The 10th ESARDA course has been successfully organised and hosted by the Nuclear Security Unit (ITU Ispra) from the 18th until the 22nd of March. The annual course has been conducted at JRC Ispra since 2005, featuring a full five-day program with lectures delivered by worldwide experts in the field of Nuclear Safeguards and Non-Proliferation.

  6. 22 Sep 2014

    The 12th JRC Annual Seminar on Composite Indicators will be based on the lessons learnt from the JRC audits that were carried out on more than 60 well-known composite indicators, upon request of their developers.  The aims are:

  7. 1 Jan 2015

    On 20 December 2013, the 68th session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly adopted a resolution which declared 2015 the first ever International Year of Soils (IYS).

    The IYS 2015 aims to increase awareness and understanding of the importance of soil for food security and essential ecosystem functions. It was officially launched on 5 December 2014, the first official UN World Soil Day.

    The specific objectives of the IYS 2015 are to:

  8. 22 Jun 2015

    ENCATC has launched the call for applications for the 2nd ENCATC Research Award on Cultural Policy and Cultural Management.

    This annual award is granted to a recently published PhD thesis exploring, through comparative and cross-cultural research, issues at stake and taking a step from evaluative (descriptive) to comparative applied research. In addition, the ENCATC Award is rewarded to a PhD thesis that can inform policymaking and benefit practitioners active in the broad field of culture.

  9. 11 Jun 2013

    On 15 June the Joint Research Centre’s Institute for Transuranium Elements in Karlsruhe (JRC-ITU) celebrates its 50th anniversary. The 1000 visitors will join the celebrations on a journey, discovering science together with renowned scientists and specialists. They will have the unique opportunity to visit the laboratories and an extensive range of advanced facilities, many unavailable elsewhere in Europe.

  10. 27 Aug 2014

    Accreditation plays a crucial role both in the EU internal market as well as in trade with third countries, e.g. in the context of the EU Neighbourhood Policy. This is exactly the reason why the JRC has fostered education in this area and has been instrumental in creating a consortium of universities which offer an international master programme in Measurement Science in Chemistry, which received a Euromaster quality label.