Past events

  1. 24 Apr 2012

    A high level conference on 'Scientific Support to the Danube Strategy: Environment protection, irrigation and agricultural development, navigability, energy production and European governance' organised by the Joint Research Centre (JRC) took place in Brussels on 24 April.

  2. 18 Oct 2010
    20 Oct 2010

    The 5th High Temperature Reactor Technology conference, hosted in Prague from 18 to 20 October, addresses pragmatic approaches to two of the world’s pressing challenges, climate change and security of low-carbon energy supply. The JRC Institute for Energy (IE) has co-ordinated the technical programme with more than 180 presentations, provided many of the session co-ordinators, and presents its work in this area at the conference exhibition.

  3. 4 Dec 2007
    7 Dec 2007

    The JRC Institute for Energy (IE), together with NRG Petten, IKE Stuttgart and the IAEA, is preparing a "Eurocourse" on coated particle fuel in the frame of Education & Training activities of the FP6 projects RAPHAEL and PUMA on High Temperature Reactor Technology. After a first very successful event in March 2007 this will be the second of three planned seminars addressing specific HTR technology areas for students working on their master's or doctorate degree as well as for young researchers and engineers. Numerous internationally renowned lecturers with unique expertise will provide input which will be compiled in a dedicated textbook.

  4. 24 Jun 2014
    25 Jun 2014

    The high-level event on "Scientific Support to the Danube Strategy" will bring together personalities of the countries of the Danube Region, of the scientific community and EU policy makers. The event aims at fostering synergies in economic, environmental or social issues with a multilateral dimension and seeks to discuss the role innovation plays for economic growth and the creation of jobs in the Danube Region.

  5. 16 Dec 2013

    Together with the College of Europe, the JRC organised the third high-level roundtable on financial stability today. The participants tried to identify possible new avenues for scientific support to structural reforms, the financing of the real economy and shadow banking monitoring. They also explored the risks and opportunities in the context of the on-going Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership negotiations.

  6. 30 Mar 2011

    The case for urgent action in the global food system is now compelling. We are at a unique moment in history as diverse factors converge to affect the demand, production and distribution of food over the next 20 to 40 years. The needs of a growing world population will have to be satisfied as critical resources such as water, energy and land become increasingly scarce. Food production and the food system must assume a much higher priority in political agendas across the world if we are to feed 9 billion people by 2050 equitably and sustainably.

  7. 8 Dec 2011

    Over the next 50 years profound changes in natural and human environments across the world are foreseen: climate change, global population growth and fast urbanisation. These changes affect migration flows and result in new migratory patterns.

  8. 3 Oct 2013

    The JRC and the University of Bergen (NO) will give a joint seminar on the important lessons history, philosophy and sociology of science can teach us for research policy.

  9. 3 Mar 2014

    Professor Erik S. Reinert was invited by Unit G03 of the JRC to talk about his recent book "How Rich Countries Got Rich and Why Poor Countries Stay Poor," published in 2007.

  10. 4 Jul 2016
    5 Jul 2016

    This event is jointly organised with the Technology Region Karlsruhe and will discuss how regions and local communities could contribute to reaching ambitious and sustainable greenhouse gas emission reduction targets in the energy sector.