JRC News

  1. 20 Jun 2013

    The JRC Board of Governors meets today and tomorrow in Brussels for the 100th time. The role of these high-level representatives from 40 different countries (EU Member States and FP7 associated countries) is to assist and advise the JRC Director-General and the Commission on matters relating to the strategic role of the JRC and its scientific, technical and financial management. As national representatives of their countries, they shall also ensure the appropriate interface with their national authorities.

  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. 8 May 2008

    Following Albania's recent decision to join in the EU's R&D effort under its 7th Framework Programme for Research and Technology Development (FP7), a Research Information Event, organised by the European Commission, COST (European Cooperation in the field of Scientific and Technical Research) and the Albanian Ministry for Science and Education, took place in Tirana on 6 May 2008.

  4. 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.

  5. 11 Jul 2008

    The European Commission has presented the latest data on Member States' progress towards the 2010 goals they have set themselves for their education systems under the Lisbon strategy. This annual "indicators and benchmarks" report looks at individual countries' performances in key areas such as completion of secondary education, early school leavers, low achievers in reading literacy, graduates in maths, science and technology and the participation of adults in lifelong learning activities.

    The key finding of the 2008 report is that overall Europe is making progress in all areas with the exception of low achievers in reading. However, though education and training has been improving steadily in EU Member States since 2000, progress will need to be faster in almost all areas in order to meet targets by 2010.

    The report was prepared by the Directorate-General for Education and Culture in close cooperation with Eurostat, the Eurydice European Unit and the JRC's Centre for Research on Lifelong Learning based on indicators and benchmarks (CRELL). With its expertise in econometrics and statistics in the education field, CRELL has extensively contributed to the whole report. In particular, in the chapter dedicated to lifelong learning, CRELL developed and analysed a composite measure of participation in lifelong learning for European countries based on Eurostat data.

    CRELL was established in 2005 within the JRC's Institute for the Protection and Security of the Citizen in order to gather expertise in the field of indicator-based evaluation and monitoring of education and training systems. CRELL combines fields of economics, econometrics, education, social sciences and statistics in an interdisciplinary approach to research.

  6. 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).

  7. 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.

  8. 28 Jan 2009

    The JRC and the government of Bulgaria, represented by the State Agency for Information Technologies and Communications (SAITC), today announce the establishment of an organisational framework is support of a new territorial management system in Bulgaria. The application of the INSPIRE (Infrastructure for Spatial Information in Europe) Directive will strengthen territorial management policies in Bulgaria and will make environmental information more accessible to citizens, stakeholders and decision-makers.

  9. 6 Oct 2010

    The JRC Institute for Health and Consumer Protection (IHCP) and the National Centre for Computational Toxicology (NCCT) of the United States Environmental Protection Agency have signed an agreement to facilitate exchange of research materials and results useful for the development of integrated methods for predicting chemical toxicity.

  10. 19 Nov 2013

    Working towards the creation of the first world-wide nuclear data file, leading actors in the nuclear field together with the JRC launched the first Collaborative International Evaluated Library Organisation (CIELO). This is an important step towards the use of the same (world-wide accepted) nuclear data in, for example, the safety assessments of nuclear systems.