JRC News

  1. 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.

  2. 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:

  3. 20 Feb 2015

    Registration Now Open! - Every two years the JRC-ITU organises Summer Schools on Actinide Science at its laboratories in Karlsruhe. Young researchers from all over the world have participated in lectures, laboratory visits and demonstrations. The 8th Summer School will be held from the 15th to the 19th of June 2015.

  4. 13 Oct 2014

    JRC scientists propose, in collaboration with experts from the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences in Vienna, a way forward for dating of plutonium materials, unveiling the history of their use. This contributes to deter illicit trafficking of nuclear materials.

  5. 9 Oct 2014

    In collaboration with the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), JRC scientists have measured the properties of a new type of liquid scintillator. With advanced digital electronics, a detector built with this material is capable of distinguishing between neutron and gamma radiation. This enables the use of the material for detection systems against illicit trafficking of radioactive sources and nuclear material (nuclear security), and for the quantification of fissile and special nuclear material in nuclear samples and fuel assemblies (safeguards).
     

     

  6. 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.

  7. 31 Aug 2012

    In today's globalised world, keeping aware and staying ahead on all sorts of issues from health, environment and energy to political affairs, security and the financial crisis has become a mammoth task. Breaking down language barriers means first-hand access to relevant information that helps to keep the citizen, the policy maker, governmental authorities, the private sector, industry, etc. better informed, especially on fast changing and impacting issues.

  8. 26 Jun 2009

    The European Laboratory for Structural Assessment (ELSA) at the JRC Institute for the Protection and Security of the Citizen (IPSC) in Ispra has been granted the status of "Large Research Infrastructure" within the Capacities Programme of the EU's Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Development (FP7).

  9. 20 Jan 2015

    When asked, children under the age of eight cannot show comprehension of what the internet is and what being online means even if their favourite activities are gaming and video watching on various Wi-Fi connected devices.

  10. 2 May 2014

    Experts from research organisations and government from Ethiopia, Kenya, the Democratic Republic of Congo and a number of EU countries met with staff from the European External Action Service, DG Development and the JRC at a three-day workshop organised by the JRC-IES Land Resource Management and Monitoring Agricultural Resources Units in Ispra April 28 – 30 2014, to address the issue of ‘Competition for Land in Africa’.