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.
On 4 - 6 May 2010 the JRC hosted an exhibition in the European Parliament in Brussels, where leading scientists from the JRC Institutes demonstrated their work and discussed with MEPs and visitors how the JRC's research supports EU decision makers in the conception, development, implementation and assessment of EU policies.
On 6 October 2017, the JRC celebrated its 60th anniversary with a ceremony organised together with the Italian Civil Protection and the Italian Fire Brigade.
The traditional Open Doors Day in Ispra, coinciding this year with the celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the Treaties of Rome, turned out to become the biggest such JRC event ever. An enthusiastic crowd of all age groups, including many children and teenagers, took the opportunity to find out what the JRC scientists are working on in fields ranging from renewable energies and environmental protection to biodiversity and earth observation.
Over 1,100 children from 25 Italian schools visited the JRC-Ispra site on Friday 23 May. Our young guests were aged between 9 and 18 years and each of their schools was given the opportunity to choose the laboratories, installations and presentations they wanted to see...