Science and knowledge provide opportunities and tools to create the Europe of tomorrow, a future based on quality of life and sustainable environment. Europe is ready to start a process of change which will not be based on the choices of elites but on those of citizens who have the opportunity both to participate in the creation of their future and to be protagonists of the transition towards a society based on science and knowledge.
On Monday 11 July 2011, the fourth 'Measurement Science in Chemistry' International Summer School started in Poznań, Poland. In this edition, 43 students from thirteen countries participated from Bulgaria, Estonia, Finland, France, Latvia, Poland, Portugal, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey, Uganda and Ukraine.
A picture is worth a thousand words. This is the reason why the image shown has been awarded the title of "image of the year" by the Society of Nuclear Medicine (SNM). It comes from a study led by the Joint Research Centre´s (JRC) Institute for Transuranium Elements (ITU) and conducted in collaboration with University Hospital Heidelberg
In its role as photovoltaic reference laboratory, the JRC's European Solar Test Installation (ESTI) has developed significant knowledge in the measurement determination and traceability of solar spectral measurements which can be exploited by many other institutes in Europe.
As part of its role to disseminate and manage knowledge, ESTI, since 2011, has coordinated and provided the scientific guidance to a European inter-laboratory group to develop and expand the knowledge base of fundamental solar measurements.
In the framework of the European Forum for Science and Industry, the JRC has organised on 11 September 2012 a roundtable discussion on "Scientific support for nuclear decommissioning".
Today the JRC-managed European Reference Laboratory for Feed Additives (EURL-FA) marks 10 years of scientific and technical support to the EU legislation on feed additives, which ensures they are safe for use and traceable in the feed chain.
The JRC-hosted EURL-FA went in operation in November 2004. Its main task is to support the authorisation procedure of feed additives that are used in the European Union. It also provides quality assurance for the analysis of feed additives through the organisation of proficiency tests (PTs).
The Border Monitoring Working Group (BMWG - JRC-IAEA-USA Nuclear Security Collaboration) celebrated its 10 years anniversary on the 2nd-3rd of December in Brussels hosted by the European Commission Joint Research Centre.
The JRC Board of Governors meets today and tomorrow in Brussels for the 100th time. The role of these high-level representatives from 40 different countries (EU Member States and FP7 associated countries) is to assist and advise the JRC Director-General and the Commission on matters relating to the strategic role of the JRC and its scientific, technical and financial management. As national representatives of their countries, they shall also ensure the appropriate interface with their national authorities.
From 3 to 5 December, the European Network of GMO Laboratories (ENGL) meets at the JRC Ispra site to discuss emerging issues related to GMO analysis but also celebrate its official 10th Anniversary.