We are doing science for policy
The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is the European Commission's science and knowledge service which employs scientists to carry out research in order to provide independent scientific advice and support to EU policy.
The JRC and the Directorate General for Climate Action (CLIMA) have jointly organised an event today in Copenhagen under the auspices of the Danish Presidency of the Council of the European Union.
In conjunction with the 4th annual forum of the EU strategy for the Danube region, the JRC held its annual event dedicated to the scientific support of this strategy on 27 and 28 October.
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).
Disruptive technologies can foster the creation of new markets but may generate new challenges before they are brought to real life. A round table discussion organised by the JRC focused on the example of the flying car and explored the role science can play in horizon scanning, regulation and standardisation.
Today the JRC organised a roundtable discussion on how science can provide support to energy markets, with a focus on liquidity. The event also saw the official launch of the Baltic Energy Security Research Platform, a network of Research and Development entities, led by the JRC, willing to work together on energy security projects in the Baltic region.
The JRC and the Lithuanian Presidency of the Council of the EU jointly organise today a conference focused on the role of science as a contributor to address the challenges and opportunities of energy security in the Baltic region, oriented to energy production, energy storage, energy transmission and distribution.
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.
Through its scientific work linked to food security and rural poverty alleviation, the JRC supports the goals of the UN World Food Day, celebrated on 16 October 2014 under the theme "Family Farming: Feeding the world, caring for the earth".
The conference held today focused on the role of efficient buildings, vehicles and equipment as an essential driver to economic success. As Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science, Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, expressed during the opening: "efficiency is crucial not only for achieving our energy security and climate goals; it will also give a real boost to the economy by bringing important savings and job creation, in addition to environmental benefits. These are three key sectors that represent huge potential to trigger investment and innovation in the EU".
The JRC and Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy co-organised a high-level event on scientific support to the Danube Strategy, aiming to foster synergies in economic, environmental and social issues.