As the science and knowledge service of the European Commission, the Joint Research Centre's mission is to support EU policies with independent evidence throughout the whole policy cycle.
This special Report presents an impact analysis of the direct actions of the JRC to investigate where and how JRC deliverables make a difference for science and governance in EU policy and regulation.
A statistical analysis of the immediate impact of JRC activities shows the footprint of the collective impact for 2012. Selected case studies analyse the long-term impact of ongoing policy support. The report has been prepared at the occasion of the 100th meeting of the JRC's Board of Governors.