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 has adopted the JRC’s Work Programme for 2019-2020, running under Horizon 2020, the current EU Framework Programme for research and innovation funding.
The Key Orientations reflect the work JRC will carry out and are structured in accordance with the political priorities of the Commission.
The JRC will continue supporting Better Regulation initiatives with its expertise on modelling, data analysis, design of monitoring schemes and advice on the scientific and technical aspects of the feasibility and enforceability of limits and targets.
It will also explore innovative ways to engage citizens on scientific and policy making issues.
In support of the Commission’s objective to improve the way it manages knowledge, the JRC will strengthen its knowledge management activities and contribute to the Data4Policy group's work on better use of data.
The JRC will also step up support to Member States, in particular through opening its own research infrastructures, assisting Member States and Regions to develop their Smart Specialisation strategies, supporting the European Semester process through knowledge sharing platforms as well as through contributions to the Structural Reform Support Programme.