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#Blockchain4EU project by the JRC explores the existing, emerging and potential applications based on Blockchain and other DLTs for industrial / non-financial sectors
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May 24 2018

Blockchain and other Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLTs) are immutable, encrypted and timestamped databases, in which data is recorded, validated and replicated across a decentralised network of nodes.

A range of opportunities and challenges could emerge through such technologies that will potentially enable parties who are geographically distant, or have no particular trust in each other, to record, verify and share digital or digitised assets on a peer-to-peer basis with fewer to no intermediaries.

The JRC conducts research into various aspects of education policy, focusing on the development of competences and factors linked to the digital transition.
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May 22 2018
Creating a European Education Area by 2025: Second package of initiatives aims to reinforce the cultural dimension of the European Union and bolstering youth participation.
The workshop was attended by some 70 experts from 22 countries and several international and national organisations.
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May 18 2018

On 15-17 May, experts from 22 countries and several international organisations gathered at JRC Karlsruhe for the 2018 Counter Nuclear Smuggling (CNS) Workshop.

The workshop is an integral part of EU and US efforts to keep nuclear materials off the black market and bring nuclear smugglers to justice by strengthening the ability of the international community to counter nuclear smuggling.

The smuggling of nuclear and other radioactive material raises the spectre of nuclear terrorism.

The JRC PREDICT report provides latest statistics on ICT sector and its R&D investment
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May 18 2018
The European Commission's Joint Research Centre has published the latest Prospective Insights on R&D in ICT (PREDICT) Key Facts report.
Europe on the move: Commission completes its agenda for safe, clean and connected mobility
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May 17 2018

On 17 May 2018 the European Commission introduced a package of measures addressing transport safety, connected and automated mobility, and clean mobility.

The package includes a proposal for CO2 emissions standards for lorries, seeking to reconcile the ambition of world-leading environmental standards with increasing the competitiveness of the European heavy duty vehicle manufacturing industry to secure jobs and growth.

The JRC has researched the factors influencing people’s car type choices in Europe
May 15 2018
The purchase price of electric cars, lack of recharging infrastructure, range concerns and a limited choice of models continue to hamper widespread adoption of in the EU.
The global assessment looks at population outcomes for 201 different countries
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May 14 2018

If population dynamics remain similar to the averages observed between 1960 and 2015, the European Union population could increase to 512 million by 2035 and the population of Sub-Saharan Africa could double to around 2.2 billion by 2060.

A new book from the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and the JRC examines future population trends across the world, taking into account multiple factors such as migration, fertility, mortality, education and labour force participation.

The Work Programme reflects the work the JRC will carry out in 2018/19
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May 03 2018
The JRC is developing new work, which includes research on the resilience of societies, the drivers and impact of fairness, and the impact of new technologies on society.
The call aims to bring together partners to organise events across the EU.
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May 03 2018
The European Parliament funds a pilot project ‘Science meets Parliaments / Science meets Regions’ in 2018.
The objective of the conference is to increase regional cooperation in South East Europe and to support the Western Balkans’ potential as competitive market economies.
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May 03 2018
Conference to increase regional cooperation in South East Europe and to support the Western Balkans’ potential as competitive market economies.