JRC News

Fotolia 100798501 The recent JRC report stresses the importance of including a unique set of detailed requirements and indicators for psycho-oncological support in European breast cancer care-related policy documents.
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Sep 30 2016

A recent JRC review of national and regional plans for breast cancer care in 32 European countries, EU and EFTA's member states, has shown that although most of these acknowledge the importance of psychological support for patients, only a third provide concrete measures such as necessary human resources, educational needs for personnel or indicators to measure the level of implementation.

Commissioner Tibor Navracsics speaking Commissioner Tibor Navracsics at the opening of the 2nd International Network for Government Science Advice Conference
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Sep 29 2016
On 29-30 September the 2nd International Network for Government Science Advice Conference takes place in Brussels. Jointly organised by the European Commission and the International Network for Government Science Advice (INGSA), the conference explores principles and practices of scientific advice in a variety of current and challenging policy contexts.
A robot at his best at the Parlamentarium in Brussels. A robot at his best at the Parlamentarium in Brussels.
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Sep 29 2016

As of 28 September, over 250 cities across Europe and neighbouring countries are hosting “Researchers night”, an initiative which has scientists meet citizens to present some of their most exciting work and explain how science can change our lives. JRC scientists take part in events organised in Brussels in Belgium; in Milan, Turin, Aosta, Varese and Trento in Italy; and in Seville in Spain, building on successful participation in previous years.

Containers on ship As of 1st September, thanks to research, shipping containers are subject to improved inspection.
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Sep 29 2016

Celebrated annually on 29 September, this year’s World Maritime Day, themed "Shipping: indispensable to the world", focuses on the importance of international shipping for today’s global society. Fighting fraud and mapping of shipping routes to address safety and security, such as piracy in the Indian Ocean, as well as to help gauge new economic opportunities in the Arctic have been important aspects of JRC research in the last years.

Artistic shapes Collaboration with European and international partners is essential to enhance the JRC's capability to provide scientific evidence for informed policy-making.
Sep 28 2016

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the JRC and the Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development (ENEA), will strengthen scientific cooperation in areas of mutual interest, including energy, big data, sustainability and environment. The MoU builds on a previous successful collaboration over the period 2010-2015.

JRC Director-General Vladimír Šucha JRC Director-General Vladimír Šucha speaking at the opening of the First SMARTER Conference
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Sep 29 2016
Half a decade after smart specialisation was launched as a strategic approach to regional development, the JRC and the Regional Studies Association organise the First SMARTER Conference on “Changing Patterns of Territorial Policy: Smart Specialisation and Innovation in Europe”, taking place on September 29th and 30th in Seville, Spain.
Hot and dry conditions have negatively impacted some of the most important EU maize-producing areas.
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Sep 26 2016

The latest JRC crop monitoring in Europe bulletin, published today, reports that inadequate water supply conditions have had a negative impact on yield formation.

Approaches for the assessment of combined exposure to multiple chemicals Approaches for the assessment of combined exposure to multiple chemicals
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Sep 30 2016
JRC scientists of the EU Reference Laboratory for Alternatives to Animal Testing (EURL ECVAM) reviewed the current EU regulatory framework, methodologies, current practices and potential use of non-animal methods for assessing the combined effects and potential risks from combined exposure to multiple chemicals.
Vladimir Šucha and Martin Kern signing the Memorandum of Understanding Vladimir Šucha, JRC Director-General, and Martin Kern, the EIT’s interim Director sign the Memorandum of Understanding between the two organisations.
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Sep 22 2016

The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) and the JRC signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 22 September at the EIT’s headquarters in Budapest.

Human body representation Three JRC-developed adverse outcome pathways have been recently published by the OECD
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Sep 30 2016
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has recently published the first five adverse outcome pathways (AOP), three of which have been developed by the JRC. The AOPs are novel knowledge management tools in toxicology and are useful for supporting risk assessment to human health. They are also valuable for helping to avoid animal testing through the use of alternative methods.