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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 main objective of the workshop is to present the use of Neutron Resonance Densitometry (NRD) as a non-destructive analysis (NDA) technique to characterise nuclear materials.
The European Commission entrusts an important role to innovation in order to assist in the exit from the present recession and alleviate the labor market predicaments of several Member States. This salvific role of innovation is under increasing pressure from different strands of academic thought, with questions such as:
The aim of this workshop is to explore how technology transfer activities can be used as a mechanism to help EU industry, particularly manufacturing SMEs, to adopt new advanced and clean manufacturing technologies.
The AGMEMOD (AGriculture MEmber states MODelling) model is used in the context of policy impact assessments. This workshop gathered AGMEMOD partners, modelling and market experts, and policy makers from the Western Balkan region and the European Union with three main objectives:
Following up on the mandate of the "European Science and Technology Network on Unconventional Hydrocarbon Extraction" and as announced during its launch event in July 2014, the two Working Groups will hold their first meetings.
Meeting of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive Expert Network on Contaminants on the Review of the Commission Decision 2010/477/EU.
Place: Hotel Europa, Ispra
Contact: Georg Hanke and Victoria Tornero (JRC Water Unit)
Workshop 'Can implementation of the Water Nexus support economic growth in the Mediterranean region?', hosted by the JRC and the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock and the Ministry of Forestry and Water Affairs from Turkey, took place on 12-13 February 2015 in Ankara, Turkey.
The workshop aims to bring together technical experts representing providers of reference data from enlargement and integration (E&I) countries which belong to the Danube region, and thus fall within the scope of the Danube Reference Data and Services Infrastructure (DRDSI). The DRDSI is an infrastructure that the JRC is establishing in order to facilitate access to reference data for macro-regional development.
On 11th of February 2015, the JRC Sustainability Assessment Unit delivered a presentation entitled "Indicators and targets, the silver bullet for Policy Challenges", during a Lunchtime Conference organised by the European Commission Directorate General for Environment.
The duration of this two-month exercise will allow all participants from 22 National Air Quality Reference Laboratories from the EU Member States, Switzerland, Norway, Russia and Serbia to sample PM on filters during a wider range of pollution and meteorological periods.