EU Science Hub

Science and Knowledge Management at the service of the EU citizen


The Joint Research Centre is the European Commission’s science and knowledge service. Our researchers provide EU and national authorities with solid facts and independent support to help tackle the big challenges facing our societies today. Our headquarters are in Brussels and we have research sites in five Member States: Geel (Belgium), Ispra (Italy), Karlsruhe (Germany), Petten (the Netherlands) and Seville (Spain). Our work is largely funded by the EU’s budget for Research and Innovation. We create, manage and make sense of knowledge, delivering the best scientific evidence and innovative tools for the policies that matter to citizens, businesses and governments.