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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.
Policy puzzles are topics for which economists have a clear policy prescription but where actual policies do not follow it.
In this workshop participants explored the reasons for this, whether economic prescriptions were wrong or there were peculiarities in the political decision mechanism to look at.
Wouter van der Wielen, from the JRC Fiscal Policy Analysis team, presented the set-up of the ongoing project "The impact of unemployment evolutions and uncertainty in fiscal forecasting".
This workshop is organised by the Agriculture Unit of JRC-IPSC , in collaboration with the GEO Global Agricultural Monitoring and in the framework of the support of JRC to the Food Security Information Systems in the Horn of Africa.
JRC IPTS, as scientific partner, and Universidad Pablo de Olavide (Seville) jointly organise the 107th Seminar of the European Association of Agricultural Economists (EAAE) on "Modelling of Agricultural and Rural Development Policies" gathering more then 200 participants in Seville.
The 10th anniversary of the JRC On-Site Laboratories will be celebrated on 15 June at the Schloss Karlsruhe, and a programme for the media is organised on the day before at the JRC Institute for Transuranium Elements (ITU). This event will give the possibility to inform the public about the safety and reliability of the nuclear fuel cycle and the latest developments in the field of nuclear safeguards. Experts from the ITU and the Commission's Energy Directorate-General will show examples of this important work, to demonstrate how, for example, environmental sampling techniques work in practice and how inspectors are trained.
The symposium is jointly organised by the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission and Kanazawa University. It will be held from 30 May to 1st June 2017 in Kanazawa, Japan.
The event will offer a forum for presentations on the latest developments in radiotherapy with alpha emitters in cancer treatment and provide the opportunity for scientific exchange and networking. Potential topics for presentations and discussions include clinical experience of treatment with alpha emitters, preclinical research, radionuclide production, instrumentation and dosimetry.
This will be the tenth of a series of well-established workshops on experimental, theoretical, simulation, and applied aspects of the thermophysical behaviour of matter in the millisecond to picosecond time regimes. It will include, among others, rapid resistive or inductive heating (volume), pulsed laser heating (surface), and levitation techniques. Presentations regarding new experimental techniques in the area of subsecond thermophysics are always welcome. The emphasis will be on measurements of thermophysical properties at high temperatures.
The School on the Physics and Chemistry of the Actinides will be organised as a tutorial session to the JdA conference.
Ecohydraulics is central to many challenges facing river and water resource management around the world. It links the disciplines of hydraulics with aquatic ecology, water engineering, fluvial geomorphology and biogeochemistry. The International Symposium on Ecohydraulics is the premier international meeting for scientists and innovative practitioners working across these disciplines focussing on the underpinning science and its application.
The training will include a workshop where academics and JRC researchers will share their knowledge on composite indicators.