JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE
The European Commission's in-house science service
In this issue: Editorial "Italian Presidency: research for growth and competitiveness" by Stefania Giannini, Minister of Education, Universities and Research
Cover story: Science for smart and sustainable growth.
Among the News: EU companies must boost R&D investment to stay globally competitive, looking at the economic impact of EU’s energy and climate goals for 2030, China takes over lead in photovoltaic installations, and improving maritime security off East African coasts.
In this issue: Editorial by Elena Santiago Cid, Director General of the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) and of the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC).
Cover story: Better data for better health - how the data revolution has brought a promising future for healthcare.
Among the News: A JRC study that quantifies the effects of climate change in Europe, a new tsunami alert system, smart business tax reform and the first study on EU school food policies.
In this issue: Editorial by Dr Christos Vasilakos, Greek Secretary General for Research and Technology.
Cover story: Keeping an eye on the sea – JRC's work on maritime safety and security
Among the News: Assessing the impact of the new banking regulatory framework, a new edition of the strategic energy technologies review, and mapping dietary prevention of cancer.
In this issue: Editorial by Vladimir Šucha, Director General of the Joint Research Centre (JRC).
Cover story: Science on the Road – JRC's work on road mobility.
Among the News: Munich, Paris and London top the European ICT activity landscape, the launch of the Global Flood Partnership and Nordic countries lead in e-Health deployment.
In this issue: Editorial by Màire Geoghegan-Quinn, European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science.
Cover story: Safe food on the table – JRC's work on food safety and security.
Among the news: the EU Industrial R&D Investments scoreboard, renewable energy share amounts to 70% of new power installations, and the risk of shortages of eight metals which are used in low-carbon energy technologies.
In this issue: Editorial by Dainius Pavalkis, Lithuanian Minister of Education and Science.
Cover story: Climate change: the trouble ahead and the hope for falling emissions.
In this issue: Editorial by Reinhard F. Hüttl, Chairman of Euro-CASE, the umbrella organisation of Academies of Applied Sciences, Technologies and Engineering.
Cover story: Keeping a close eye on natural hazards.
In this issue: Editorial by Sean Sherlock T.D., Irish Minister for Research & Innovation
Cover story: Spotlight on Africa's forgotten life source: first Soil Atlas
In this issue: Editorial by Amalia Sartori, MEP and chairwoman of the Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) Committee.
Cover story: Measuring global pollution and resource use footprint.
In the news: Bioeconomy observatory to map progress towards a post-petroleum society, EU's poorly connected forests hinder biodiversity, and the development of new car emission test procedure.
The newsletter also includes briefs on reduced meat consumption to tackle GHG emissions and the JRC's synthesised silver nanoparticles, which can be used to address safety concerns for cosmetic products.
As the Commission's in-house science service, the Joint Research Centre's mission is to provide EU policies with independent, evidence-based scientific and technical support throughout the whole policy cycle. Working in close cooperation with policy Directorates-General, the JRC addresses key societal challenges while stimulating innovation through developing new methods, tools and standards, and sharing its know-how with the Member States, the scientific community and international partners.