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 European Commission's Interoperability Centre was opened on the 29 October 2015 in the presence of the Vice President of the European Commission for Energy Union Maroš Šefčovič and the USA counter partners from US Department of Energy, the US Argonne National Laboratory and other high level guests.
On 1 March 2010, the JRC's Ispra site in Northern Italy hosted 1000 young guests from 23 different schools. The day's programme, tailored according to the needs of each school and age category, included 18 laboratory visits, from vehicle emissions to the European Laboratory for Structural Assessment and 11 seminars, on topics such as the traceability of animals or or radioactivity in the environment.
The first JRC annual lecture was be opened by European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, Tibor Navracsics, and delivered by Alan Belward, head of the JRC's land resource management unit, with Claudia Olazabal, head of DG Environment's agriculture, forests and soil unit as discussant.