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Vladimir Sucha and Krzystof Kurek JRC Director General Vladimir Sucha and NCBJ Director General Krzystof Kurek signed the agreement in Brussels
©EU, 2017
Feb 03 2017

The Joint Research Centre (JRC) and the National Centre for Nuclear Research (NCBJ) of Poland signed today a collaboration agreement focusing on nuclear material research, security, and medical applications.

The Collaboration Agreement will be of mutual benefit for both organisations and allows developing synergies in different areas of nuclear research. It will support fostering JRC scientific excellence by pursuing common research and implementing the JRC Education and Training strategy. In addition, the agreement opens JRC's research infrastructure to external scientific use.

From left to right: Member of the European Parliament, Daniel Caspary, JRC Director-General, Vladimir Šucha, Commissioners Tibor Navracsics and Günther Oettinger, Secretary of State, Andre Baumann and JRC-ITU Director, Maria Betti
©EU, 2016
Jun 08 2016

On 8 June 2016, Commissioners Tibor Navracsics and Günther Oettinger took part in the ground-breaking ceremony of a new laboratory building at the JRC site in Karlsruhe, Germany.

Nuclear decommissioning faces many technological challenges. Nuclear decommissioning faces many technological challenges.
©Institut National des Sciences et Techniques Nucléaires INSTN, France
Dec 11 2015

Additional efforts to further enhance the EU's extensive know-how and attract more young people to studies and training in nuclear related disciplines are needed for nuclear decommissioning.

Nuclear powerplant JRC's work supports the need for nuclear safety, security research and cross-cutting activities in the EU.
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Aug 19 2014

The JRC has released a new report giving a comprehensive overview of its research on nuclear safety and security, including their policy background and context. The nuclear activities of the JRC are aimed at supporting the implementation of EU legislation, giving priority to the highest standards for nuclear safety and security in the Union, and internationally.

Flag of the Republic of Slovakia During the event closer research cooperation between the JRC and Slovakia is discussed
Jun 10 2014

The JRC and the Slovak Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport are hosting a high level conference discussing research cooperation between the JRC and Slovakia today in Bratislava, with the participation of Dušan Čaplovič, Slovak Minister of Education, Science, Research and Sport and Vladimír Šucha, JRC Director-General.

Scientist working in a lab JRC's facilities allow for analysing various aspects of nuclear safety.
©EU, 2014
Jun 03 2014

A JRC co-authored study has examined the evolution of components of spent nuclear fuel by comparing actual spent fuel with lab results obtained on fuel analogues in simulated, accelerated timescale. Most of the trends observed were found to be comparable with characteristics of actual spent fuel. Ongoing programmes are also addressing the retrievability of spent fuel after extended storage and its behaviour under accident conditions.

Outdoor facilities of the European Nuclear Security Training Centre (EUSECTRA), located at JRC-ITU Outdoor facilities of the European Nuclear Security Training Centre (EUSECTRA), located at JRC-ITU
©EU, 2014
Feb 13 2014

A counter nuclear smuggling workshop, co-hosted by the Institute for Transuranium Elements of the European Commission Joint Research Centre and the United States of America, took place on 11-13 February. The International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) Incident and Trafficking Database (ITDB) indicates that nuclear and radioactive materials continue to be encountered out of regulatory control.

From left to right: ITU Director Thomas Fanghänel, JRC Board of Governors Chairman Walter Mönig, Volker Rieke, Simone Schwanitz, Helmfried Meinel, JRC Director Dominique Ristori, Masahiro Kakumu and Dainus Kamaitis. From left to right: ITU Director Thomas Fanghänel, JRC Board of Governors Chairman Walter Mönig, Volker Rieke, Simone Schwanitz, Helmfried Meinel, JRC Director Dominique Ristori, Masahiro Kakumu and Dainus Kamaitis.
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Nov 21 2013

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the JRC's Institute for Transuranium Elements (ITU), located in Karlsruhe (Germany). The JRC welcomed for the celebration high-level guests representing politics, industry, science and research at international, European, national and regional levels.

The JRC's GELINA (Geel Linear Accelerator) time-of-flight facility for high resolution neutron measurements. The JRC's GELINA (Geel Linear Accelerator) time-of-flight facility for high resolution neutron measurements.
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Nov 19 2013

Working towards the creation of the first world-wide nuclear data file, leading actors in the nuclear field together with the JRC launched the first Collaborative International Evaluated Library Organisation (CIELO). This is an important step towards the use of the same (world-wide accepted) nuclear data in, for example, the safety assessments of nuclear systems.

EUSECTRA will provide training on how to detect and respond to illicit trafficking of nuclear or other radioactive materials EUSECTRA will provide training on how to detect and respond to illicit trafficking of nuclear or other radioactive materials
©EU, 2013
Apr 18 2013

The European Commission has today launched a new European nuclear security training centre (EUSECTRA), located in the JRC premises in Karlsruhe. The training centre will instruct front-line officers, trainers and experts on how to detect and respond to illicit trafficking of nuclear or other radioactive materials.

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