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In March 2017, the first three scientists with a refugee background took part in the pilot mentoring scheme in JRC Ispra. In March 2017, the first three scientists with a refugee background took part in the pilot mentoring scheme in JRC Ispra.
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Jun 20 2017

In 2017, the JRC launched a pilot programme to welcome refugee scientists for one-week training programmes at the JRC. The objective of the programme is to introduce them to the European research context, which would allow them to pursue scientific activities in their field of expertise and to help them build up work experience, qualifications and contacts for future employment in Europe.

This scheme is in line with the efforts of the EU, academia and NGOs to help refugee scientists and researchers use their skills and experience to connect to other European researchers.

JRC Ispra interim storage facility JRC Ispra interim storage facility
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Jun 15 2017

An Interim Storage Facility (ISF) at JRC Ispra is set to host the nuclear waste from the site, including already existing waste and waste deriving from the ongoing decommissioning of the JRC Ispra nuclear installations. All nuclear waste from the Ispra site will be transported to the Italian National nuclear waste repository when this facility is completed.

The Commission has published the 2016 edition of the RIO reports. The Commission has published the 2016 edition of the RIO reports.
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Jun 14 2017
The European Commission's Research and Innovation Observatory (RIO) at the Joint Research Centre has published the 2016 edition of the RIO reports, which assess the evolution of the research and innovation systems at country level and identify key challenges.
The Commission is taking further steps to drive forward the Capital Markets Union The Commission is taking further steps to drive forward the Capital Markets Union
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Jun 08 2017
Today's Mid-term Review of the Capital Markets Union (CMU) Action Plan took stock of the progress towards better funding and investment opportunities and economic resilience. JRC has provided support for the economic analysis and econometric modelling to find out where we stand with financial integration.
SKY, ENGIE, and Facebook are the winners of the 2017 EU Code of Conduct Award for Energy Efficiency in Data Centres SKY, ENGIE, and Facebook are the winners of the 2017 EU Code of Conduct Award for Energy Efficiency in Data Centres
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Jun 07 2017

On 6 June 2017, SKY, ENGIE, and Facebook received the 2017 EU Code of Conduct Award for Energy Efficiency in Data Centres. The ceremony took place during the Datacloud Conference in Monte Carlo, one of the largest conferences dedicated to data centres in Europe.

The Code of Conduct is an independent scheme in the EU to certify that a data centre has adopted energy efficiency best practices. Data centres measure their energy efficiency in Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE). The ideal value is 1 PUE, but the average PUE value is around 2.0.

The Anomaly hot Spots of Agricultural Production (ASAP) system, developed by the JRC, will help detect agricultural production anomaly hotspots for early planning of aid interventions or adaptation of rural development programmes. The Anomaly hot Spots of Agricultural Production (ASAP) system, developed by the JRC, will help detect agricultural production anomaly hotspots for early planning of aid interventions or adaptation of rural development programmes.
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Jun 06 2017
A new early warning system detecting agricultural production anomaly hotspots will be launched at the European Development Days on the 8 June 2017 in Brussels.
On 2 June 2017, the JRC's Director-General Vladimir Šucha, and Professor Bai Chunli, President of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), signed a Research Framework Arrangement. The ceremony took place in the framework of the EU-China Summit 2017. On 2 June 2017, the JRC's Director-General Vladimir Šucha, and Professor Bai Chunli, President of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), signed a Research Framework Arrangement. The ceremony took place in the framework of the EU-China Summit 2017.
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Jun 02 2017
On 2 June 2017, the JRC, represented by Director-General Vladimir Šucha, and the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), represented by its President, Professor Bai Chunli, signed a Research Framework Arrangement. The ceremony took place in the framework of the EU-China Summit 2017.
Shark and small fishes in ocean Most of the larger fish species in Europe, particularly sharks and rays, are threatened with extinction.
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Jun 01 2017
A new study by an international team of scientists, published in Nature Ecology & Evolution, warns that many large fish species, including many of the sharks and rays of Europe, are threatened with extinction. Confirming the findings of previous studies, the scientists highlight regional differences in fish stock status in Europe and point to overfishing in the Mediterranean.
Vladimír Šucha and Dr. Ryoji Chubachi The new agreement opens new possibilities for scientific exchange
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May 31 2017
The Joint Research Centre (JRC), the European Commission's science and knowledge service, and the Japanese National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) signed a Research Framework Agreement (RFA) to boost cooperation and scientific excellence.
Amatrice on 24 August 2016 after the earthquake Amatrice on 24 August 2016 after the earthquake
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May 24 2017

One out of three people in the world is exposed to earthquakes, a number which almost doubled in the past 40 years. Around 1 billion in 155 countries are exposed to floods and 414 million live near one of the 220 most dangerous volcanoes. The 2017 edition of the JRC Atlas of the Human Planet looks at the exposure of people and built-up areas to the six major natural hazards, and its evolution over the last 40 years.

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