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.
2018 brought many novelties to the JRC.
For the first time, it played a pivotal role in preparing the long term budget of the European Union.
It also organised the first-ever Commission-wide Knowledge Week to strengthen knowledge management capacity across the organisation.
Tibor Navracsics, commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, and in charge of the Joint Research Centre, said: "I am very proud that thanks to a bold vision, our dedicated team and hard work, we have developed the Joint Research Centre into a strategic partner at the heart of the Commission, using its knowledge and expertise to support policymakers, breaking silos and building bridges between science and policy."
Vladimir Šucha, Director-General of the JRC, said: "2018 was crucial because we were and still are in the process of adopting the new long term budget. But the appreciation for the JRC's work was also expressed through the budgetary proposals. On that basis we can continue to offer our knowledge to all institutions and collaborating with Member States throughout the entire policy cycle."
2018 was a year when the JRC:
The Annual Report provides further detailed information on the wide-ranging accomplishments of the JRC over the year.
The publication also provides an overview of activities as well as corporate initiatives, international agreements, facts and figures and resources related to the functioning of the JRC.