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Event picture The JRC has an active role providing science support to the EUSDR
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Oct 18 2017

Energy security, transportation development, clean connectivity and financing opportunities come under the spotlight at this year's edition of the Annual Forum of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region (EUSDR), taking place on 18-19 October in Budapest.

Tibor Navracsics, Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, responsible for the JRC, and Corina Creţu, Commissioner for Regional policy, are attending the event, which was opened by Viktor Orbán, Prime Minister of Hungary.

The JRC’s yearly forest fires report shows a trend towards longer fire seasons, putting pressure on the environment and livelihoods The JRC’s yearly forest fires report shows a trend towards longer fire seasons, putting pressure on the environment and livelihoods
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Oct 16 2017

The JRC’s annual forest fires report confirms a trend towards longer and more intense fire seasons in Europe and neighbouring regions, with wildfires now occurring throughout the year. The report coincides with an international study which finds that global wildfire trends could have significant health implications due to rising harmful emissions.

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
The JRC’s new dataset shows maps of migrant communities across Europe. The JRC’s new dataset shows maps of migrant communities across Europe.
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Oct 11 2017
The JRC has launched a data challenge to crowdsource policy ideas for integration, inviting researchers to use a new visual dataset mapping migrants in Europe. The maps show residential patterns at high resolution across 8 EU countries.
The flags of the EU, Italy and Italian civil protection were carried by the parachutists, symbolising cooperation with the host Member State and national authorities The flags of the EU, Italy and Italian civil protection were carried by the parachutists, symbolising cooperation with the host Member State and national authorities
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Oct 09 2017

On 6 October 2017, the JRC celebrated its 60th anniversary with a ceremony organised together with the Italian Civil Protection and the Italian Fire Brigade.

Under the theme of civil protection, the celebration highlighted the importance of collaboration with national authorities. It showcased what the JRC and the EU do to help Italy on priority issues like disaster risk management to build resistance against earthquakes, floods, forest fires and landslides.

The study by the JRC and Ohio State University shows a strong relationship between the openness of a nation and the impact of its research. The study by the JRC and Ohio State University shows a strong relationship between the openness of a nation and the impact of its research.
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Oct 06 2017

Countries hoping to boost scientific impact should favour international exchange and collaboration, according to the latest joint research from the JRC and Ohio State University, published this week in Nature.

The research offers strong support to the open rationale of the European Commission's research funding programmes in Horizon 2020.

Self-assessment tool for digitally capable schools (SELFIE) Self-assessment tool for digitally capable schools (SELFIE)
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Oct 02 2017

The European Commission has launched the trial version of a new tool to support schools in using digital technologies.

600 schools from 14 countries have the opportunity to try the new 'SELFIE' tool in this pilot phase, before it is finalised and made available to interested schools in Europe early 2018.

The new report analyses industrial property strategies of the world’s top R&D investors The new report analyses industrial property strategies of the world’s top R&D investors
Sep 29 2017

The ‘digital transformation’ originally affected companies that mainly operated in ICT-related sectors, but it now touches all aspects of our economies and societies.

This is reflected in a new JRC-OECD report, which finds that the largest industrial R&D investors play a leading role in the development of digital technologies. These investors own about 75% of global ICT-related patents, while only 25% of them actually operate in the ICT sector.

The EU fishing fleet registered record-high net profits of EUR 798 million in 2015 The EU fishing fleet registered record-high net profits of EUR 798 million in 2015
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Sep 29 2017

According to the latest Annual Economic Report, the overall economic performance of the EU fleet improved again in 2015.

While still marginally profitable in 2009, the EU fleet registered record-high net profits of EUR 798 million in 2015, and estimates for 2016 and 2017 point towards further profitability gains. However, the report also confirms that economic performance stagnates where fleets depend on stocks which are still subject to overfishing or overexploitation.

The JRC looks back on 60 years of excellence in science and knowledge The JRC looks back on 60 years of excellence in science and knowledge
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Sep 29 2017
The 60th Anniversary celebrations were an opportunity for JRC personalities past and present to reflect on achievements so far and look to challenges for the future.

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