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The World Down Syndrome Day is celebrated on 21 March
The World Down Syndrome Day is celebrated on 21 March
Mar 21 2019

Of the 5.2 million births in the European Union (EU) each year, approximately 104,000 (2.5%) will be born with congenital anomalies.

Governments that have a higher female representation are more impartial, more efficient and less corrupt
Governments that have a higher female representation are more impartial, more efficient and less corrupt
Mar 08 2019

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.

Women continue to be under-represented in science-related jobs.
Women continue to be under-represented in science-related jobs.
Mar 08 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.

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The Platform will make European rare disease patient data searchable and findable for the first time
Feb 28 2019

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
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
Feb 28 2019

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.

The new test method has the advantage of speed and simplicity.
The new test method has the advantage of speed and simplicity.
Feb 28 2019

New, simple test developed to quickly trace the origin of smoking tobacco

Two major advantages of geothermal energy are the reliability of its supply and its nearly unlimited availability.
Two major advantages of geothermal energy are the reliability of its supply and its nearly unlimited availability.
Feb 27 2019

The JRC produces dataset of all geothermal power plants worldwide

Recruited specialists will provide customer-driven scientific and technical support for the development of EU policies.
Recruited specialists will provide customer-driven scientific and technical support for the development of EU policies.
Feb 21 2019

The European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) is currently looking for motivated staff, to mainly work in Seville, Petten, Ispra, Geel and Karlsruhe.

Nanomaterials contain particles that are smaller than 100 millionths of a millimetre
Nanomaterials contain particles that are smaller than 100 millionths of a millimetre
Feb 19 2019

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.

The new JRC report looks into blockchain technology and migrants remittances
The new JRC report looks into blockchain technology and migrants remittances
Feb 11 2019

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. 

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