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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.
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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.

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.

Nearly 70% of the population in sub-Saharan Africa does not have access to electricity - approximately 621 million people. Nearly 70% of the population in sub-Saharan Africa does not have access to electricity - approximately 621 million people.
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Sep 19 2016
A transformation of poorly used or unexploited energy infrastructure could represent lower-cost opportunities for investors and ensure access to sustainably generated electricity, according to a JRC paper published today in Nature Energy.
The signature of the research framework arrangement is the result of several collaborations and joint activities already underway. The signature of the research framework arrangement is the result of several collaborations and joint activities already underway.
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Sep 14 2016
The signing of a research framework arrangement opens the path to the strengthening and intensifying of scientific cooperation.
The report provides comprehensive proposals on how to move forward in decommissioning and environmental remediation programmes. The report provides comprehensive proposals on how to move forward in decommissioning and environmental remediation programmes.
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Sep 12 2016
A recent report looks into the drivers that allow implementing decommissioning and environmental remediation programmes.

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