JRC News

  1. 14 May 2014

    On 13 and 14 May, almost 2000 students from some 40 schools visited the JRC laboratories in Ispra to discover what the JRC does and how it contributes to several EU policies.

  2. 9 Mar 2015
    Using teachers' skills from the Survey of Adult Skills (PIAAC) and students’ performance from the Programme for International Students Assessment (PISA) JRC scientists have exploited a multilevel model to investigate how much of the variation in student performance can be explained by teacher quality at the country level across a number of OECD countries.
  3. 20 Jun 2011

    Scholars, researchers and policy makers are to discuss education, training and their role in finding and keeping employment at an international conference co-organised by the JRC's Centre for Research in Lifelong Learning (CRELL). The two day programme of "Catch the Train: Skills, Education and Jobs" was put together with the Directorate-General for Education and Culture and the EU-sponsored think tank European Expert Network on Economics of Education (EENEE). The event takes place on 20-21 June in Brussels.

  4. 7 Jul 2014

    The JRC played host to award-winning young scientists from the European Union Contest for Young Scientists (EUCYS) and Jugend Forscht programmes over the past week.

  5. 14 Nov 2013

    An EU-27 survey of intermediary organisations operating on the education, social and employment sectors and providing IT training has produced a first ever assessment of the e-Inclusion intermediary sector. It accounts for a total of 250,000 organisations, or one e-Inclusion actor per every 2,000 inhabitants. One in two employs 10 staff or less and operates on a budget smaller than €100,000. Half of the e-Inclusion actors go further and offer employment–related training. And for two out of three, local government funding is the main financial resource.

  6. 2 Sep 2014

    Being highly proficient in literacy and numeracy may be more important than having a higher level of education when considering the role of these two skills in integration and engagement in the social and economic life of advanced economies.

  7. 26 Sep 2011

    Čajkovskij and Tchaikovsky: is it the same person? NATO and OTAN: are we talking about the same organisation? Many doubts will be cleared with JRC-Names, the new software for automatic name recognition developed by the JRC.

  8. 29 Mar 2013

    85-90% of jobs will require Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) skills by 2020, according to the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training. Although internet job searches by unemployed people have increased dramatically in Europe (46% in 2011 according to Eurostat), and significantly reduced unemployment duration in some countries - like the USA - employers and labour market intermediaries, including public and private services, might not yet be exploiting the full potential of ICT.

  9. 23 Jan 2012

    The JRC has published six vacant positions - 5 Grantholder and 1 Seconded National Expert position - for researchers and scientific experts from the following countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Faroe Islands, Iceland, Israel, FYR of Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia, Switzerland and Turkey. Applications will be accepted from experts from research organisations, public administration bodies, national enforcement laboratories and scientists.

  10. 16 Dec 2011

    On 16 December 2011 the JRC launched the European Human Resource Observatory for the Nuclear Energy Sector (EHRO-N) and the European Nuclear Safety and Security School (EN3S). The two initiatives are aimed at preserving and upgrading skills in the nuclear field in the European Union.