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The IYS 2015 aims to increase awareness and understanding of the importance of soil for food security and essential ecosystem functions.
©FAO
Jan 01 2015

On 20 December 2013, the 68th session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly adopted a resolution which declared 2015 the first ever International Year of Soils (IYS).

The IYS 2015 aims to increase awareness and understanding of the importance of soil for food security and essential ecosystem functions. It was officially launched on 5 December 2014, the first official UN World Soil Day.

The specific objectives of the IYS 2015 are to:

Three coloured square perspex cubes next to each other, with two people in the middle cube. The first Resonances Art & Science festival took place in 2015.
©EU, 2015
May 10 2016

In the spring of 2017, the JRC will organise the next edition of its Resonances Art & Science Festival and Exhibition, and is looking for artists to take part in a preparatory workshop in August 2016.

Jun 22 2015

ENCATC has launched the call for applications for the 2nd ENCATC Research Award on Cultural Policy and Cultural Management.

This annual award is granted to a recently published PhD thesis exploring, through comparative and cross-cultural research, issues at stake and taking a step from evaluative (descriptive) to comparative applied research. In addition, the ENCATC Award is rewarded to a PhD thesis that can inform policymaking and benefit practitioners active in the broad field of culture.

Aerial view of a flooded town Under the 2°C degree scenario intense rainfalls are projected to increase significantly over the whole continent.
©Fotolia, mb67
Jan 22 2016

A 2°C rise in global temperature is still expected to lead to a significant increase in floods and droughts in many regions of Europe, particularly in southern Europe, Ireland and the UK.

Jun 15 2016
ENCATC, the European network on cultural management and policy*, launches the call for applications for the 3rd ENCATC Research Award on Cultural Policy and Cultural Management (the JRC is a member of the Steering Committee of the Award).
 
This annual award is granted to a recently published PhD thesis exploring, through comparative and cross-cultural research, issues at stake and taking a step from evaluative (descriptive) to comparative applied research.
50 years of JRC-ITU 50 years of JRC-ITU
©EU, 2013
Jun 11 2013

On 15 June the Joint Research Centre’s Institute for Transuranium Elements in Karlsruhe (JRC-ITU) celebrates its 50th anniversary. The 1000 visitors will join the celebrations on a journey, discovering science together with renowned scientists and specialists. They will have the unique opportunity to visit the laboratories and an extensive range of advanced facilities, many unavailable elsewhere in Europe.

finger pointing at nuclide chart 50 years of the Karlsruhe Nuclide Chart
Dec 09 2008

The Karlsruhe Nuclide Chart, a form of extended periodic table of the elements that displays all known atoms of any element and their radioactive data, is 50 years old today. To celebrate the occasion, the JRC Institute for Transuranium Elements (ITU) in Karlsruhe is hosting selected guests including Members of European Parliament, politicians and Nobel prizes laureates, for a discussion of its history and use since its creation in 1958. The event will also serve as the launch of a book specially prepared for the chart's anniversary.

Map of Europe Forest Connectivity in the EU (25x25 km2 landscape unit, year 2006)
©EU
Feb 27 2013

Forest fragmentation is the process of breaking up forest area into individual patches leading to an increase in forest edge length and to isolation of forest fragments. In Europe, this is mainly caused by human activities such as clearing for roads, agriculture and urban settlements or forest fires.

7th Measurement Science in Chemistry Euromaster summer school participants
©EU, 2014
Aug 27 2014

Accreditation plays a crucial role both in the EU internal market as well as in trade with third countries, e.g. in the context of the EU Neighbourhood Policy. This is exactly the reason why the JRC has fostered education in this area and has been instrumental in creating a consortium of universities which offer an international master programme in Measurement Science in Chemistry, which received a Euromaster quality label.

Alpha-immunotherapy in the laboratory Alpha-immunotherapy in the laboratory
©JRC, 2011
Jul 20 2011

Experts from medicine, biology, chemistry and physics gathered in Berlin on 18 and 19 July for the 7th Symposium on Targeted Alpha Therapy, organised by the JRC's Institute for Transuranium Elements (ITU) and engineering company Eckert & Ziegler Eurotope GmbH.

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