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Past Events

Models, Uncertainty and Sensitivity Models, Uncertainty and Sensitivity
Sep 09 2008
Sep 12 2008

The JRC Institute for the Protection and Security of the Citizen (IPSC) has organised a fifth summer school on Global Sensitivity Analysis, on the island of San Servolo, Venice, on September 9-12, The summer school was held at the Venice International and Ca'Foscari Universites.

The training, provided by the IPSC Unit of Econometrics and Applied Statistics was intended for modellers not familiar with the discipline and for scientists wishing to update their knowledge on recent available methods and new fields of application of sensitivity analysis.

The school was attended by 70 participants (60% fom Europe, 30% fom North and South America, 10% fom the rest of the world) coming from a variety of disciplines that range from geophysics to agriculture, from land and water management to biology and climate modeling. Fifteen lectures were given by seven JRC staff and two invited experts.

The aim of the IPTS is to provide scientific and technical advice and guidance on global soil issues
Mar 14 2016
Mar 18 2016
The Intergovernmental Technical Panel on Soils will meet for its 5th Working session from 14-18 March 2016 in Rome.
Giorgos Pavlidis, governor of Eastern Macedonia and Thrace, will attend the final event of the project Research and innovation strategies
Nov 18 2015

The Greek Region of Eastern Macedonia and Thrace,  a region severely hit by the crisis, has, for the past twelve months, engaged in an intensive collaboration with the Joint Research Centre, the Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy, and local and international experts, centred on the refinement and implementation of its research and innovation strategies. 

A final event summarising outcomes of the project will take place at the Museum of Natural Sciences, Brussels, on 18 November 2015.

Mar 14 2017
Mar 15 2017

Final Conference of ICT Enabled Social Innovation (IESI) to support the implementation of the EU Social Investment Package. This project explored over a three-year period the nature and impact of ICT-enabled social innovation initiatives promoting social investment in the European Union.

This last plenary meeting (21-23 February) will be combined with a day centred around policy, on 24 February
Feb 21 2017
Feb 24 2017

The last plenary project meeting of the CASCADE (CAtastrophic Shifts in drylands: how CAn we prevent ecosystem DEgradation?) project (the project period runs until end June 2017) will held in Matera (Italy) from 21-23 February, with a day centred around policy on 24 February 2017. Key policymakers from EU and other European organisations will participate in the policy forum.

Further information is available on the CASCADE project website

female scientist and "shadowing" girl at laboratory in Ispra Research in action - getting a first-hand impression
©EC (2007)
Nov 22 2007

On 22/11/2007, the JRC Ispra site held its first 'shadowing' day in close collaboration with the 'Ufficio Scolastico per la Lombardia'. 5 young girls from 5 different schools came along to "shadow" female staff working in the areas of graphic design, informatics, spatial data research, sensors and radar technologies, cybersecurity, nanotechnology and molecular imaging and, last but not least, IT related to research on rural water and ecosystem resources.

The first ECSA Conference will discuss the innovation potential of citizen science for science, society and policy
May 19 2016
May 21 2016

This three-day trans-disciplinary conference will showcase how both new and traditional ways of citizens working with scientists can enable the transformative enhancement of science-policy and social impact, scientific advancement, scientific literacy and empowerment.

Oct 20 2014
Oct 22 2014

The JRC is launching the Global Human Settlement Workshop Series as a biannual workshop to promote a global observatory of human settlements. This three day event will bring together institutions that are already contributing to the Global Human Settlement Layer (GHSL) initiative, analysts that are using the settlement information in their models, or are interested to add it in their toolbox, scientists working on global settlement analysis and remote sensing and institutional stakeholders supporting programmes related to global or regional human settlement information.


Feb 14 2013

The Joint Research Centre's Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (JRC-IPTS) is organising a workshop at IPTS premises dedicated to tools and methodologies in support of regional policy 2014-2020.

Sep 27 2009
Sep 29 2009