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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.

Better integration of knowledge and science into policy helps save lives Better integration of knowledge and science into policy helps save lives
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May 23 2017

Natural and man-made disasters threaten millions of people every year and cause billions of property damage. How much do we know about them? And how can we use that knowledge to save lives and money? A recent report, compiled by the European Commission's Science and Knowledge Service (JRC), seeks to answer these and other questions and to help prepare for the time when disaster strikes.

Man in front of modern world 2017 JRC PREDICT report provides latest figures on ICT sector worldwide and its R&D investment
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May 15 2017
The latest edition of the JRC Prospective Insights in ICT R&D (PREDICT) report is now available. It provides the most complete and extensive analysis available of the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) industries including their expenditure on research and development (R&D) in Europe and beyond, spanning from 1995 to the most recent year for which official statistics are available.
Dynamic Data Hub graph The Dynamic Data Hub offers a direct entry point to migration related data.
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May 08 2017

The European Commission's Knowledge Centre on Migration and Demography (KCMD) has expanded the datasets within its Dynamic Data Hub to cover migration flows, stocks and residence permits and time series of selected demographic and socio-economic data such as population growth, GDP, labour force and other World Development Indicators.

Expanding the scope of the tool geographically and thematically, the new data help understand migration in a wider context and unleash the potential for the cross-disciplinary analysis of the drivers behind migration.

Mikko Raskinen / Vladimir Šucha / Aalto University Director-General Vladimir Šucha and Aalto University Provost Ilkka Niemelä signing the Memoranudum of Understanding
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May 02 2017
Aalto University and the Joint Research Centre (JRC), the European Commission's science and knowledge service, signed a Memorandum of Understanding that will boost scientific cooperation in a number of fields.
The JRC handbook describes common reference scenarios for assessing the risks associated with industrial sites. The JRC handbook describes common reference scenarios for assessing the risks associated with industrial sites.
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Apr 28 2017

A handbook published by the JRC supports EU Member States and third countries in their decisions to reduce the impacts of major industrial accidents. It provides common reference scenarios for authorities to assess the risks associated with industrial sites where dangerous substances are present, taking into account their proximity to residential areas, transport infrastructure or other public spaces.

Drawning Urban Water Atlas for Europe offers 360° view on water management in cities
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Apr 26 2017

On 27 April 2017, the European Commission published the Urban Water Atlas for Europe. The publication – the first of its kind – shows how different water management choices, as well as other factors such as waste management, climate change and even our food preferences, affect the long-term sustainability of water use in our cities.

Failure to comply with food colour regulations by importers may give rise to claims of adulteration, misbranding, non-compliance, rejection at the border or recall from the market. Failure to comply with food colour regulations by importers may give rise to claims of adulteration, misbranding, non-compliance, rejection at the border or recall from the market.
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Apr 12 2017
New study suggests that EU and the US companies and consumers have much to gain from closer cooperation on food colouring. How we perceive what we eat and drink is greatly influenced by food's colour, which can be either natural, or enhanced in the production process.
The six winners will be awarded a study trip to the JRC's laboratories in Ispra, Italy. The six winners will be awarded a study trip to the JRC's laboratories in Ispra, Italy.
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Apr 10 2017
The JRC Malta Young Scientist Award enables young Maltese researchers to showcase their work and achievements in an international context. The JRC is looking for Maltese scientists under 35 years of age with expertise in research fields linked to the digital economy, air & climate, water and marine resources, migration & demography, health in society or nanobiotechnology. The winners of each category will be awarded a study trip to the JRC's site in Ispra, Italy.

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