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Japanese beetle is on the list of 20 quarantine plant pests on the EU territory published today.
Japanese beetle is on the list of 20 quarantine plant pests on the EU territory published today.
Oct 11 2019

Following a new methodology, the JRC assessed a list of quarantine pests for their potential economic, social and environmental impact on EU agriculture and forestry.

The bacterium Xylella fastidiosa affecting olive trees, almond, grapevine among other important crops, as well as the Japanese beetle, Citrus Black Spot, Citrus greening and the Asian long-horned beetle are among the top ranking pests affecting plant health in Europe.

This ranking has helped the Commission to list 20 quarantine pests as priority pests. The list is published today.

The Cultural Gems app is a social sharing platform for local communities and visitors to share and discover cultural and creative places off the beaten track
The new app by the JRC, the Cultural Gems app, is a social sharing platform for local communities and visitors to share and discover cultural and creative places off the beaten track
Dec 07 2018
The Cultural Gems app is a social platform for local communities and visitors to share and discover cultural and creative places off the beaten track
ASEM Sustainable Connectivity Portal is an online tool offering a wealth of data on the political, economic and social relationship between the two continents.
ASEM Sustainable Connectivity Portal is an online tool offering a wealth of data on the political, economic and social relationship between the two continents.
Oct 19 2018
The ASEM Sustainable Connectivity Portal provides new insights on the political, economic and social relationship between the two continents.
Cultural gems aims to increase people's interest in culture and at attract quality tourism through a gamified city exploration experience. The app aims at improving engagement with a city's cultural and creative lifeblood.
Jul 10 2018

A new app is being tested at the Science in the City festival in Toulouse which will enable cities to promote their cultural heritage in a novel and engaging way.

If you are in Toulouse this week for the EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF), you might have seen them around the city's main square Place du Capitole: a curious looking group of researchers, tourists and students with blue caps and smartphones, their eyes fixed on the next cultural point of interest to be found in the city.

Paris leads in culture and creativity among cities with over 1 million inhabitants
Jul 06 2017
Today, the European Commission released the first ever edition of the ‘Cultural and Creative Cities Monitor’. This new tool developed by the JRC provides comparable data on how European cities perform.
Graphic of entrepreneurship
Nov 28 2016

What type of support do EU countries offer firms to foster their creation and growth? Are the existing ecosystems comparable across the EU? Could EU countries learn from each other? These were the main questions posed in a research project on Entrepreneurship and Scale-up Indices (ESIS), the results of which have just been published by the JRC.

Feb 03 2016

On 3 February 2016, the European Commission launched a competence centre to bring together the policy and scientific expertise available in-house to ensure their highest quality.

Photograph of an art piece
Feb 26 2015

A JRC-hosted roundtable on creative and cultural industries on 25 February brought together policy- and law-makers, as well as cultural associations and foundations and other stakeholders, who discussed how to measure the impact of this remarkably dynamic and innovative sector.

Jul 30 2014

JRC analysis of EU human settlements, land-use and resource efficiency, as well as modelling work addressing options for urban and regional development have fed into the 6th Report on Economic, Social and Territorial Cohesion, released on 23 July by the European Commission.

Apr 03 2014

The JRC supported the United Nations' International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) to develop the Multidimensional Poverty Assessment Tool (MPAT), launched today at the UN IFAD premises in Rome. MPAT is an innovative tool for assessing, understanding and addressing rural poverty. It provides data that can inform all levels of decision-making by providing a clearer understanding of rural poverty at household and village level.

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