We are doing science for policy
The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is the European Commission's science and knowledge service which employs scientists to carry out research in order to provide independent scientific advice and support to EU policy.
Of the 5.2 million births in the European Union (EU) each year, approximately 104,000 (2.5%) will be born with congenital anomalies.
Increasing women’s voice and participation in politics has clear positive impacts on the quality of governance, transparency and accountability.
This is one of the conclusions of a JRC study analysing women's disadvantage and achievements in different EU regions, published at the occasion of International Women's Day on 8 March 2019.
Observed since the early 1900s, the International Women's Day calls for gender equality and celebrates women's achievements.
But after over 100 years, gender equality is still far from being reality in many sectors, including in science.
Equality between women and men has always been one of the core values of the European Union. Undoubtedly, Europe is one of the best places in the world for a woman to live and work, and the EU has made significant progress in gender equality over the last decades.
Today, marking Rare Disease Day, the European Commission is launching a new online knowledge-sharing platform to support better diagnosis and treatment for more than 30 million Europeans living with a rare disease.
A new reference document will help competent authorities in the EU to ensure safety and lower the environmental impact from the management of waste from extractive industries.
It applies to around 10,000 permitted extractive waste facilities.
New, simple test developed to quickly trace the origin of smoking tobacco
The JRC produces dataset of all geothermal power plants worldwide
The European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) is currently looking for motivated staff, to mainly work in Seville, Petten, Ispra, Geel and Karlsruhe.
The JRC just released a report clarifying the key concepts and terms used in the European Commission's nanomaterial definition. This will support stakeholders for the correct implementation of legislation making reference to the definition.
Every year, hundreds of millions of people worldwide send or receive money through a money transfer system or by informal channels, generating some 500 billion dollars in remittances to developing countries, roughly three times the size of official global development aid.