This workshop, which will be held on the JRC-Ispra site, will address issues regarding how local/regional modelling results can be upscaled (or applied) to the European scale. The workshop also serves as a follow-up of recent JRC modelling developments and published maps on soil erosion by water and wind. The workshop will focus on how various project or local/regional modelling applications can improve “know-how” at the European scale. Emphasis will also be given to management practices that can reduce soil erosion.
The European Union has provided significant funding for research projects dealing with the impact of extreme events on critical infrastructures. Following the recommendation of the European Commission, the projects have established a technical dialogue. As several projects ended recently or will be concluded in the coming months, it is timely to disseminate their results, collect feedback from stakeholders and put forward common recommendations.
To support the implementation of the Council Directive 2011/70/Euratom on the responsible and safe management of spent fuel and radioactive waste, the Joint Research Centre (JRC) and the European Academies Science Advisory Council (EASAC) have published a joint report on the “Management of Spent Nuclear Fuel and its Waste” in 2014.
The JRC will present the main findings of the research study: "Smart Specialisation in Latin America" which has been conducted to analyse how policy makers and other territorial actors in Mexico, Colombia, Peru, Brazil, Chile and Argentina are designing and implementing the Smart Specialisation concept.
Final Conference of ICT Enabled Social Innovation (IESI) to support the implementation of the EU Social Investment Package. This project explored over a three-year period the nature and impact of ICT-enabled social innovation initiatives promoting social investment in the European Union.
Over the past two decades we have been witnessing in the European context a growing concern about how societal actors might perceive research and innovation and the degree to which they support both. This has come hand in hand with a rising call for researchers themselves to become more responsive (and thus responsible) towards society and engage in a more direct manner with citizens, their concerns, values and knowledges – i.e. we could describe this as a call for researchers to develop a stronger sense of “academic citizenship.”
The delicate interplay between ensuring protection of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) and fostering knowledge circulation will be at the core of the workshop 'IPR, Technology Transfer & Open Science: Challenges and opportunities' . The event, jointly organised by JRC and DG Research and Innovation, will take place on 9th March in Brussels.
The second scientific seminar of the Knowledge Centre for Disaster Risk Management: Science for Policy and Operations will take place in Rome, Italy, on 9-10 March 2017 and will gather around hundred inter-disciplinary experts on disaster management, early detection, forecasting, warning and risk assessment of natural and man-made disasters, in both the fields of civil protection and humanitarian aid.