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 1st European Innovation Summit (EIS) will turn the European Parliament into an Innovation Showcase from 13 to 14 October 2009. Being the first of its kind, the Summit provides a unique opportunity for organisations to demonstrate and explain how they contribute to positioning Europe as a global innovation leader. The Summit is organised by the platform Knowledge4Innovation (K4I)/Lisbon Forum in partnership with the European Year of Creativity and Innovation 2009.
Growing global deployment of GM crops in agricultural production and trade has led to increasing complexity in identity preservation operations of diverse agricultural commodity production supply chains within progressively more complex and evolving market demands.
How do we use resilience-based seismic engineering to steward our built environment and make it safer, resilient and sustainable in the future? It is the objective of this workshop to assess and develop strategies on how to improve community resilience against a major event.
The IPC Food Security Working Group will work with the IPC Nutrition Working Group (IPC NWG) to capture cross-cutting lessons learned to prepare and develop a consolidated, articulated, and harmonized Integrated Food and Nutrition Security Phase Classification System that consists of the three IPC Classification scales (IPC Acute Food Insecurity, IPC Acute Malnutrition, and IPC Chronic Food Insecurity).
The aim of this workshop is to present the technical/scientific results of what has been achieved in 20 years' time and the experience in operating it, and to exchange information on new or existing monitoring techniques.
On Saturday 6 June the JRC’s Institute for Energy (IE), together with the Dutch Energy Research Centre (ECN) held an Open Day at the Petten Research Park in North Holland for more than 2000 enthusiastic visitors. The theme of the day was “Energy Research Today for Tomorrow's Energy”. The public enjoyed numerous demonstrations, games, quizzes and visits to the unique research facilities. A particular focus of the day was on practical experiments for children and energy - related games. Children could make their own solar panels, or take photos of insects with a magnification of 100,000 using an electron microscope.
The 2007 MARS PAC annual conference - the thirteenth - will be held in collaboration with the Spanish Paying Agency FEGA, from 12 to 14 November at the Palacio de Congresos, Madrid.
At the 2008 Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the JRC presents 10 symposia on topics ranging from animal cloning and soil protection to nuclear forensics and biometrics in border management.
The 2008 ESARDA Annual Meeting, held in Luxembourg from 27 to 29 May 2008, focused on the new safeguards approaches in a more global context. The participants, among them many Euratom nuclear inspectors and recognised actors and practitioners of safeguards, highly valued first-hand insights into current issues and their effect on safeguards and non proliferation. Prof. Thomas Fanghänel, Director of the JRC Institute for Transuranium Elements (ITU), presented the research activities of the JRC in this area, as well as its co-operation and training activities.
The 2008 MARS conference - the fourteenth of the series organised by the JRC Institute for the Protection and Security of the Citizen (IPSC) - has been opened today by Milan Poga nik, Slovenian Minister for Agriculture, Forestry and Food.