Past events

  1. 11 Apr 2013

    European universities are performing leading-edge science and delivering first-class education curricula. This is reinforced by strong basic research achievements. Applied research is also of crucial importance, since research results with potential commercial impact attract business interest and funding to the universities. European business needs innovation to fuel its competitiveness and growth. To reconcile the interest of the universities with the needs of business it is necessary to bring innovation and new products to the market.

  2. 9 Apr 2013
    10 Apr 2013

    The Institute for Health and Consumer Protection (JRC-IHCP) and the Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements (JRC-IRMM) of the Joint Research Centre co-organise a workshop on "Trans fatty acids in diets: health and legislative implications" within the framework of the Enlargement & Integration Action (E&IA).

  3. 26 Mar 2013

    The European Commission's Joint Research Centre is launching an initiative on scientific support to growth and jobs, starting with a conference dedicated to “Scientific support to EU growth and jobs: Efficient buildings, vehicles and equipment”.

  4. 21 Mar 2013

    The 2011 Arab spring provides a unique opportunity to rethink economic relations between the European Union (EU) and North-African countries (NACs). A new set of analytical analysis is required in order to contribute to the design of thriving deep and comprehensive free trade areas (DCFTAs). This project conducted by the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (Institute for Prospective and Technological Studies, IPTS) aims at providing regional and national impact analysis of possible DCFTAs between the EU and respectively Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia.

  5. 14 Mar 2013

    EU food safety legislation establishes a cascade of methods that shall be used for official control purposes. Preference is given to either methods described in Community legislation or methods that comply with internationally recognised rules or protocols, for example those that the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) has accepted.

    Standardised methods of analysis offer many advantages, the proven performance and the extensive documentation being their hallmarks.

  6. 13 Mar 2013
    14 Mar 2013

    Second Workshop on the proposal for a voluntary EU accreditation scheme for breast cancer services and the further development of the European breast cancer guidelines Organised by the JRC-IHCP Cancer Policy Support Group

    On 10 June 2008, the European Council invited the Commission to explore the potential to develop a voluntary accreditation scheme for cancer screening and follow-up of lesions detected as well as to develop and update evidence-based guidelines on cancer.

  7. 4 Mar 2013
    5 Mar 2013

    Climate change is expected to increase risks for the transport sector and the infrastructures it relies on. Sea level rise will affect sea ports and their hinterland connections. Changes in weather conditions (temperature, precipitation, wind) and in extreme water levels (sea storm surges, wave climate) could also represent new risks for sea port infrastructures and activities.

  8. 26 Feb 2013
    27 Feb 2013

    The last few months have seen the reconsideration of issues about nuclear safety and nuclear’s long-term contribution to the EU’s energy mix. The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) and the European Commission are therefore organizing an open, balanced and exploratory process of dialogue and debate for all stakeholders in civil society.

  9. 21 Feb 2013
    22 Feb 2013

    Workshop on the proposal for a voluntary EU accreditation scheme for breast cancer services and the further development of the European breast cancer guidelines Organised by the JRC-IHCP Cancer Policy Support Group