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.
The JRC-developed control material was shipped to the Johannesburg airport for distribution to the South African laboratories that are reference centres for COVID-19 in the country.
In support of the global efforts to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus, the JRC has shipped samples of the control material developed in its laboratories in Geel, Belgium, to the South African capital.
Last year’s reform of the EU’s Schengen Information System legislation has strengthened the role of facial, fingermark and DNA recognition technologies while also introducing stronger data protection rules.
The Joint Research Centre presents its recommendations for the successful implementation of these technologies.
As the European Commission publishes a communication on progress in establishing battery manufacturing in Europe, we look at the JRC's recent work in support of the EU Battery Alliance.
Low-emission mobility is an essential component of the broader shift to the low-carbon, circular economy needed for Europe to stay competitive and be able to cater to the mobility needs of people and goods.
Transport represents almost a quarter of Europe's greenhouse gas emissions and is the main cause of air pollution in cities.