JRC News

  1. 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.

  2. 5 Feb 2015

    Today's adoption by the OECD of two new test guidelines will contribute to reducing the number of animals currently used worldwide to identify chemicals with the potential to trigger skin allergies. The new JRC recommended test methods will support the identification of chemicals that can lead to allergic contact dermatitis (ACD), one of the most common occupational diseases. Skin allergies are a growing health problem and are estimated to affect already 20% of the population in Europe.

  3. 4 Feb 2015

    A recent JRC report reviews the literature on the concept of well-being, and describes a method that can provide an integrated description of well-being across Europe. The authors measure well-being using  12 indicators available from Eurostat for all European regions. A map of regional well-being in Europe was elaborated based on the performance of each indicator for each region with respect to the EU average. Based on the criteria used in the study, the map highlights discrepancies in levels of well-being across Europe.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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).

  8. 27 Jan 2015

    The JRC produced the contents of the joint FAO-JRC e-learning course entitled: “Remotely Sensed Information for Crop Monitoring and Food Security - Techniques and methods for arid and semi-arid areas”, which is part of the EU-FAO Programme on "Improved Global Governance for Hunger Reduction".

  9. 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.

  10. 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.