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The JRC’s new handbook and dashboard provide information and recommendation on key policy areas for regions across Europe The JRC’s new handbook and dashboard provide information and recommendation on key policy areas for regions across Europe
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Oct 12 2017
New JRC tools help regional authorities get a grip on policy challenges, from energy through transport to crisis management
child ands robot The rapid rise in internet connected toys raises concerns about children's safety and privacy
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Mar 23 2017
Action is needed to monitor and control the emerging Internet of Toys, concludes a new JRC report. Privacy and security are highlighted as main areas of concern.
A blackboard with mathematics written on it in chalk Significant share of migrant human capital is underused, in particular migrants with higher levels of skills as they have lower employment rates than natives.
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Jan 06 2017
First-generation migrants who arrive before the age of 15 and second-generation migrants overall perform better than the rest of first-generation migrants, sometimes nearly as well as their native counterparts.
The Knowledge Centre for Territorial Policies was launched at the JRC annual conference, held in Brussels on 11 October 2016 The Knowledge Centre for Territorial Policies was launched at the JRC annual conference, held in Brussels on 11 October 2016
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Oct 11 2016
On 11 October, the JRC launched a new online in-house Knowledge Centre for Territorial Policies. This platform brings together a wealth of existing data, methods, and tools to support regional and urban policy, covering areas such as demography, air quality and transport.
Elke Anklam, Director JRC-IRMM with the 6 winners of the Jugend forscht Elke Anklam, Director JRC-IRMM with the 6 winners of the Jugend forscht
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Jul 03 2015

Six winners of the German "Jugend forscht" competition and two of the European Contest for the Young Scientists (EUCYS) joined the project which gave the two groups the opportunity to meet and discuss their works collectively.

Woman watching at drawings and smiling Individuals equipped with higher skills proficiency and higher education have the highest probability of reporting positive social outcomes.
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Sep 02 2014

Being highly proficient in literacy and numeracy may be more important than having a higher level of education when considering the role of these two skills in integration and engagement in the social and economic life of advanced economies.

A group of young students and a scientits in a nano-biotechnology laboratory Young scientists visit a JRC nano-biotechnology lab
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Jul 07 2014

The JRC played host to award-winning young scientists from the European Union Contest for Young Scientists (EUCYS) and Jugend Forscht programmes over the past week.

A JRC scientist in talking to students A JRC scientist explaining the effect of materials that come into contact with our food
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May 14 2014

On 13 and 14 May, almost 2000 students from some 40 schools visited the JRC laboratories in Ispra to discover what the JRC does and how it contributes to several EU policies.

Most of the analysis in the Education and Training Monitor is based on JRC reports. Most of the analysis in the Education and Training Monitor is based on JRC reports.
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Nov 28 2013

According to the 2013 Education and Training Monitor recently launched by the European Commission, sixteen Member States decreased their spending on education between 2008 and 2011, with six showing further significant budget decreases in 2012. The Education and Training Monitor is an annual publication examining the evolution of Europe’s education and training systems, allowing Member States to compare themselves against others. Most of the analysis presented in the Monitor is based on reports produced by the JRC.

Using a computer and common office software has almost become a necessary skill to access the job market in the 21st century. Using a computer and common office software has almost become a necessary skill to access the job market in the 21st century.
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Nov 14 2013

An EU-27 survey of intermediary organisations operating on the education, social and employment sectors and providing IT training has produced a first ever assessment of the e-Inclusion intermediary sector. It accounts for a total of 250,000 organisations, or one e-Inclusion actor per every 2,000 inhabitants. One in two employs 10 staff or less and operates on a budget smaller than €100,000. Half of the e-Inclusion actors go further and offer employment–related training. And for two out of three, local government funding is the main financial resource.

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