JRC News

  1. 27 May 2008

    The Commission presented today its Communication on "Better Careers and More Mobility: A European Partnership for Researchers". This Communication, which is a follow up of the 2007 Green Paper "The European Research Area: New Perspectives" aims at establishing a partnership between the Member States and the Commission to ensure that the necessary human resources in research are available to sustain and enhance the contribution of science and technology to a dynamic, knowledge based European society.

  2. 23 May 2008

    On the occasion of the ninth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity, scientists from the JRC Institute for Environment and Sustainability have organised a public awareness event on soil biodiverity.

  3. 22 May 2008

    A scientist of the JRC Institute for Environment and Sustainability (IES) has co-authored a study published in Science Magazine (Science 16 May 2008: Vol. 320 no. 5878, p. 893) on the consequences of man-made nitrogen input into the world's oceans.

  4. 20 May 2008

    Three framework agreements for research contracts relating to the disposal of nuclear waste have been granted by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) of the UK to a consortium including the JRC Institute for Transuranium Elements (ITU).

  5. 14 May 2008

    Agriculture and Rural Development Commissioner Mariann Fischer-Boel and French MEP Stéphane Le Foll will open a workshop on Sustainable Agriculture and Soil Conservation (SoCo) in Brussels on 22 May. The event's main objectives are to inform stakeholders in Member States of the ongoing SoCo study, establish a platform for cooperation on the project and gather stakeholder opinions and experience in the area.

  6. 8 May 2008

    Following Albania's recent decision to join in the EU's R&D effort under its 7th Framework Programme for Research and Technology Development (FP7), a Research Information Event, organised by the European Commission, COST (European Cooperation in the field of Scientific and Technical Research) and the Albanian Ministry for Science and Education, took place in Tirana on 6 May 2008.

  7. 7 May 2008

    The JRC is organising a selection procedure in order to fill the post of Head of Unit responsible for Nuclear Design Safety at the Institute for Energy in Petten (NL):

  8. 2 May 2008

    The Annual reports 2007 from the JRC Institute for the Protection and Security of the Citizen (IPSC) and the Institute for Transuranium Elements (ITU) are now available. These reports give an overview of the activities, accomplishments and resources related to the Institutes' work carried out in 2007.

  9. 30 Apr 2008

    The workshop on "Mechanical Testing for Next Generation Nuclear Systems" held at the JRC Institute for Energy (IE) on 17 - 18 April 2008, attracted more than 70 participants from 20 countries. Noting that the development of innovative nuclear reactors critically depends on the availability of advanced engineering materials systems which have to withstand extreme conditions (high temperatures, intense neutron irradiation, and strongly corrosive environments, in combination with complex loading states and cyclic loading histories), the workshop specifically addressed the methodologies for mechanical performance and reliability assessment of nuclear materials in the proper environments during service and off-normal conditions.

  10. 23 Apr 2008

    The JRC has opened the Impact Assessment tools website, IA TOOLS, to the public. This online platform provides policy actors and impact assessment practitioners throughout Europe with a repository of guidance, information and best practices for impact assessment of new policies and legislative measures.