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 Petten Research Park celebrates its 60th anniversary. This means 60 years of research in Petten, from nuclear to sustainable energy research.
In 1955 the Reactor Centrum Nederland (RCN, which changed its name to Energieonderzoek Centrum Nederland, ECN, in 1976) was established. Many things have changed since 1955. What impact has the research have had through the years on our society? What aspects of the research are visible in your daily life and what can you expect in the future in Petten?
Saturday 13th June you can visit the Petten Research Park from 10:00 to 16:00.
The aim of this study is to explore the relationship between cultural access and individual psychological well-being, in order to provide a possible estimation of the impact of cultural participation upon subjective perceptions of well-being.
The second round of Working Group meetings of the European Science and Technology Network on Unconventional Hydrocarbon Extraction will be held on Wednesday, 10 June 2015
WG1 – Starting at 09h30 until 12h30
WG2 – Starting at 14h00 until 17h00
Albert Borschette Congress Center
Rue Froissart 36
We live in an age when good policies are assumed to be evidence-based. And that evidential base is assumed to be at its best when expressed in numbers.
The digital information may be derived from quantitative data organised in statistics, or from qualitative data organised in indicators. Either way, evidence in digital form provides the accepted foundation of policy arguments over a very broad range of issues. In the policy realm there are frequent debates over particular policy issues and their associated evidence.
This training course will assist laboratory quality managers and practitioners to understand how to implement the technical requirements of the ISO IEC-17025 in the laboratory in an effective and organised way.
In recent years, the realization that tertiary education is part and parcel of a country’s competitive advantage, together with the impetus given by the global rankings, have provoked a radical change in the way governments consider the role and importance of universities. Preliminary results of this work show clearly that the most successful institutions are those that have managed to align the three main components of excellence, namely critical masses of talent, abundant resources, and appropriate governance, the latter being perhaps the most critical level of rapid change.
The biennial ICRM conference gathers both leading experts and beginners and is providing an opportunity for exchange of information on the development of techniques and new applications of radionuclide metrology, and to encourage international cooperation in this field.
This workshop will be of particular interest to researchers performing experimental or modelling work in any aspect of fuel rod behaviour, particularly cladding interactions with fuel and coolant under high sustained temperature, rapid heat-up & quenching conditions like during design basis accident conditions.
The 2015 edition of Green Week, the biggest annual conference on European environment policy, will take place from 3 to 5 June at The Egg Conference Centre, Rue Bara, in Brussels. The theme will be nature and biodiversity.
This, the ninth edition of European Development Days, will be held in Brussels from 3-4 June 2015. 2015 is the European Year for Development (EYD2015) and European Development Days (EDD15) will be its flagship event. The focus for EDD15, organised by DG DEVCO, echoes the motto of the European Year for Development - ‘Our world, our dignity, our future’. This year’s programme will be structured around 4 themes and 12 topics.