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.
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.
The JRC IPTS Agrilife Unit (Agritrade Project) organises a one-day workshop in Seville gathering policy and data experts in order to discuss an accurate representation of EU domestic support for modelling purpose.
The GTAP database is the main data source used for global applied trade analysis, especially with computable general equilibrium (CGE) models.
The event will focus on raising awareness of the benefits of standardisation from the research and innovation process by examining the transfer of research results and outcomes of innovation activities into standardisation.
The anual Datacentres Code of Conduct Awards will be delivered at the Datacloud Europe 2015 Congress and Exhibition in Monaco on 2 June at 20:00
The European Code of Conduct Awards were created in response to the increasing energy consumption in data centres and the need to reduce the related environmental, economic and energy supply security impacts. The aim is to inform and stimulate data centre operators and owners to reduce their energy consumption in a cost effective way.