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.
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 12th edition of this European recruitment and student fair is going to be held in Strasbourg on 26 - 27 November 2010. The event is a unique plateform for exchange and meetings between universities, research institutes, actors of the German-French collaboration on the one side and students as well as high-school graduates on the other side with 155 exhibitors and 6.600 visitors in 2009.
The 18th European biomass conference & exhibition, which took place in Lyon, France from 3 to 7 May, covered the entire range of bioenergy issues: resource availability, conversion technologies, demonstration projects, integration in the energy system, environmental impact and market deployment as well as the need for policy actions. The JRC Institute for Energy (IE) coordinated the technical programme of the event, which attracted more than 1000 delegates from 70 countries.
The 18th World Hydrogen Energy Conference takes place in Essen from 16-21 May. JRC staff members will present papers and posters and will participate to a number of satellite events, such as the joint meeting of the Steering and Implementation and Liaison Committees of the International Partnership for hydrogen in the Economy (IPHE), meeting of the Executive Committee of the Hydrogen Implementing Agreement of the International Energy Agency (IEA-HIA), and a brokerage event of the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH-JU).
The 2010 Land Parcel Identification System (LPIS) Workshop, co-hosted by the Danish Food Industry Agency, will be held in Copenhagen from 20th September until 22nd September 2010.
The World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion brings together the three most important global scientific and strategic PV Conferences: the 25th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, the 36th US IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference and the 20th Asia/Pacific PV Science and Engineering Conference.
The 2nd European Conference on Corporate R&D (CONCORD-2010), focussing on Corporate R&D – An engine for growth, a challenge for European policy, will be organised by the JRC's Institute for Prospective Studies (IPTS) and the Spanish Centre for Development of Industrial Technology (CDTI) under the auspices of the Spanish Presidency of the EU.
This GIGAS workshop, gives stakeholders of GEOSS, INSPIRE or GMES the opportunity to gain insight into and to influence the development of arrangements for interoperability within and between the initiatives. The aim is to achieve a common understanding of how to perform a concerted adoption of activities to influence and shape the evolution of GEOSS, INSPIRE, and GMES towards convergence. This will be discussed on both the strategic and technical levels.
The fourth edition of the European Union's two-day Forum on Fossil Fuels opens today in Berlin. Initiated by the European Commission (Directorate General Transport and Energy) as a platform for dialogue with other stakeholders in the European energy sector (corporations, industry associations, Member State Governments and civil society), the forum was held for the first time in October 2005 in Berlin , where it has been held annually since then. The German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology hosts the event.
The fifth Ministerial Conference on Environment and Health “Protecting children’s health in a changing environment”, organised by WHO/Europe, is a milestone event for the European Environment and Health process which was launched in 1989 to eliminate the most significant environmental threats to health, with the approach that prevention is better than cure.