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the JRC helps scientist refugees continue their work
the JRC helps scientist refugees continue their work
Apr 17 2019

JRC colleagues run a training and mentoring initiative to help refugee scientists in Europe find ways to continue 

The Better Regulation Agenda is regarded by authors as a step forward for the EU to become a leading example of good regulatory governance worldwide.
The Better Regulation Agenda is regarded by authors as a step forward for the EU to become a leading example of good regulatory governance worldwide.
Apr 16 2019

The great majority of the authors who have analysed the Commission's Better Regulation Agenda welcome the ambition of the reforms and see them as further strengthening the EU's regulatory system.

The Better Regulation Agenda is regarded by authors as a step forward for the EU in closing the policy cycle and becoming a leading example of good regulatory governance worldwide.

Burning bio pellets fuel in a boiler
Burning bio pellets fuel in a boiler
Apr 12 2019

JRC report highlights need to balance the benefits and the possible negative environmental impacts of the increased use of biomass

The Egyptian Goose, first introduced to the UK in the 17th Century, is one invasive alien species included in the report
The Egyptian Goose, first introduced to the UK in the 17th Century, is one invasive alien species included in the report
Apr 09 2019

A new JRC report shows where Europe's 'invasive alien species' are located.

A new JRC report zooms in on research and innovation in bridge maintenance, inspection and monitoring in Europe
A new JRC report zooms in on research and innovation in bridge maintenance, inspection and monitoring in Europe
Apr 05 2019

Europe’s transport infrastructure needs effective and proactive maintenance in order to continue its safe operation during the entire life cycle.

A new JRC report zooms in on research and innovation in bridge maintenance, inspection and monitoring in Europe in the last quarter of a century, and sheds light on the future of bridge monitoring technologies.

Acute hunger still affecting over 100 million people worldwide according to the latest Global Report on Food Crises
Acute hunger still affecting over 100 million people worldwide according to the latest Global Report on Food Crises
Apr 02 2019

More than 113 million people across 53 countries experienced acute hunger requiring urgent food, nutrition and livelihoods assistance in 2018, according to a new report published today in Brussels.

The JRC’s new DOPE device has been decades in the making
Apr 01 2019

Scientists at the JRC's advanced wind-up technologies centre in Scherzburg have finally completed work on a potentially ground breaking new green motor technology: Dynamic Oil-free automobile Propulsion Equipment, or DOPE for short.

Running purely on person-power, the DOPE device works in much the same way as a wind-up radio.

Electricity is converted from the mechanical energy of a winding mechanism at the back of the car, which is basically a very small electric generator.

The study calls for fisheries control and enforcement agencies to be encouraged to use DNA analysis techniques more routinely.
The study calls for fisheries control and enforcement agencies to be encouraged to use DNA analysis techniques more routinely.
Mar 29 2019

Authorities can reap the benefits of investing in fish DNA analysis techniques to enforce EU laws and protect sustainable fishing activities.

Charlina Vitcheva from the JRC and Yordanka Fandakova, Mayor of Sofia, signing a memorandum of understanding on behalf of the JRC and the municipality of Sofia.
Charlina Vitcheva from the JRC and Yordanka Fandakova, Mayor of Sofia, signing a memorandum of understanding on behalf of the JRC and the municipality of Sofia.
Mar 29 2019

On 29 March 2019 Charlina Vitcheva, Deputy Director General of the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) and Yordanka Fandakova, Mayor of Sofia, signed a memorandum of understanding.

The Commission adopted CC BY 4.0 as a new standard licence
The Commission adopted CC BY 4.0 as a new standard licence
Mar 28 2019

The Commission has adopted a new standard licence which will make it even easier for citizens and businesses to access and reuse the information the institution makes publicly available online.

For instance, access will be facilitated to videos and photos uploaded on online platforms, studies published in peer-reviewed journals, data and visualisations on the EU open data portal or documents published on the Europa website.

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