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The JRC works at the cutting edge of innovations to help law enforcement at all stages of criminal investigations: from identifying victims and perpetrators of crime, to tracking down and bringing criminals to justice.
The EU’s health and long-term care workforce will need to grow by 11 million workers between 2018 and 2030 to meet the demands of an ageing population
The study recently published by the Joint Research Centre (JRC) presents insights about the big DSOs in Europe (those serving more than 100 000 customers) that confirm their increasing role of as innovators and enablers of Smart Grid features.
Deep renovations would generate a total energy saving potential of almost 60% of current consumptions
JRC study contains information and datasets useful for decision-making on allocating renovation resources for maximum return, while ensuring a balanced regional development within the framework of the Renovation Wave and the national Recovery and Resilience Plans.
The index uses 25 indicators with specific goalposts to follow the path taken by various countries towards fair and prosperous sustainability