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 European Commission today proposes 'Horizon Europe', an ambitious €100 billion research and innovation programme for the next long-term EU budget running from 2021-2027.
The proposal is launched as the JRC releases its Annual Report for 2017, looking back on the activities and accomplishments of the JRC during its 60th year of existence.
Horizon Europe funding will ensure the JRC continues its role as the European Commission’s science and knowledge service, carrying out research and providing independent scientific advice to EU and national policymakers.
Building on the achievements of previous programmes, Horizon Europe will boost the scientific, economic and societal impact of EU funding, ultimately increasing the well-being of Europeans. It will also help the EU remain at the forefront of global research and innovation.
And just like the JRC's efforts have contributed to some of the EU's biggest research and innovation success stories of the past few years, moving forward, the JRC's work will help to create more impact by focusing on societal challenges.
The JRC's work, funded through the EU budget, directly contributes to the improvement of the lives of European citizens through research on societal challenges, such as creating a healthy and safe environment, secure energy supplies or sustainable mobility.
Thanks to EU funding, the JRC has delivered tangible results across all policy fields, including:
2017 was a special year for the JRC. It celebrated both its 60th anniversary and also started to reap the benefits from its new strategy and organisation.
Vladimir Šucha, Director-General of the JRC, shared his insights and reflections on the first full year of implementation of Strategy 2030 in a video interview.
2017 was also a year where 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.