JRC News

  1. 6 Feb 2015

    Covering all rural and urban areas in the EU, the new European settlement map created by the JRC provides the first comprehensive overview of all built-up areas in Europe.

  2. 5 Feb 2015

    If you are a scientist interested in supporting EU policies with your research, this is your chance. The JRC has just launched a call to recruit on fixed-term contracts. As the Commission's in-house science service, the Joint Research Centre provides the science for EU policy making, providing a unique opportunity to make your work count. Successful candidates will work in one of the JRC sites, located in Germany, Belgium, Italy, Spain and the Netherlands.

  3. 4 Feb 2015

    A new common procedure for the collection of cancer data in Europe will improve the quality and coherence of the data gathered by European cancer registries.

  4. 3 Feb 2015

    In support of the European Union Water Initiative (EUWI), the JRC and EuropeAid have developed a new mobile app that provides guidance on best practices for implementing water and sanitation projects in the developing world. It is free of charge and can be used to steer this type of projects throughout its lifecycle.

  5. 29 Jan 2015

    The most recent edition of the JRC Newsletter has been published, and features an editorial on the research priorities of the Italian Presidency of the Council of EU, written by Stefania Giannini, Minister of Education, Universities and Research.

  6. 28 Jan 2015

    The JRC organised today a round table debate focusing on digital privacy in relation to citizens` rights in the light of new technologies and commercial needs, in cooperation with the European Council of Academies of Applied Sciences, Technologies and Engineering (Euro-CASE).

  7. 27 Jan 2015

    The JRC organised today a roundtable debate to discuss the possible ways to support the recovery of the European photovoltaic (PV) industry and to retain Europe's prominent place in research in PV technology.

  8. 27 Jan 2015

    SINPHONIE, an EU-funded research project on indoor air quality in EU schools, and its impact on children's health, has recently published its conclusions. Based on the evidence gathered, the Joint Research Centre and the partners developed guidelines for maintaining good air quality. They are expected to contribute to healthier school environments in Europe.

  9. 26 Jan 2015

    A booming photovoltaic market in Asia has propelled China to a global leader in photovoltaic energy installations in 2013, according to the latest edition of the JRC’s PV Status Report.

  10. 22 Jan 2015

    The JRC has released a new strategy on how to replace, reduce and refine the use of fish in testing of chemicals’ effect on flora and fauna in water (aquatic toxicity) and chemicals’ uptake and concentration in living organisms (bioaccumulation). Out of the 11.5 million animals used for experimental purposes in the EU (2011 data), cold blooded animals, namely reptiles, amphibians and fish represent 12.4%. In the case of specific testing for toxicological safety assessment, fish represent 18% of the one million animals used.