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Latest Annual Report
The Structural Migration Profiles present fundamental information on the country’s structural characteristics, with a yearly and historical perspective and with a map of critical areas linked with the international framework (SDGs). “Must-Know” information plus relevant derived data (including on aid, strategic relevance for the EU) available in a single, easy to interpret infographic. A strategic overview reproducible as a common framework for any country that will ensure consistency and comparability across countries. Available MPs: Ethiopia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, Ghana, Bangladesh, Chad, Guinea
Latest Thematic Reports
The JRC Annual Conference Proceedings report sums up the JRC Annual Conference 2016 which focused on the importance of human capital for the prosperity of regions and cities. The conference took place on 11 October 2016, at the Bozar in Brussels, within the framework of the European Week of Regions and Cities. Around 400 participants representing different academic fields, regions, cities, business and international organisations participated. During the conference, the European Commission's Knowledge Centre for Territorial Policies was launched.

This report provides a detailed overview of research on nuclear safety and security, including their policy background and context, as carried out by the Joint Research Centre (JRC), the European Commission’s science and knowledge service. Organised in five chapters, the report describes relevant scientific output in nuclear safety; nuclear security; reference measurements, materials and standards; nuclear knowledge management, training and education and, in the last chapter, innovation.

This atlas makes available the knowledge contained in the English 'Soil Atlas of Africa' to the 120 million people living in Africa, who speak French as a first or second language. This atlas further develops issues in the English version of the atlas to highlight the value of soil for the well being of both people and the environment across Africa. The publication raises awareness of the critical ecosystem functions and services provided by soil which are under increasing pressure from poor land management practices, climate change and an increasingly urbanized population, compounded by in many areas by rural poverty and social conflict. The atlas describes the factors controlling the geographical distribution of soil across Africa, its strengths, weaknesses and opportunities. A joint initiative of the European Union, the African Union and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the atlas encourages the sustainable use of soil resources in Africa and contributes to the Global Soil Partnership for Food Security, the European year for development and the International Year of Soils.

This document provides for each EU and EFTA country a fact sheet containing examples of policy initiatives either explicitly or implicitly informed by behavioural insights as well as the institutional developments regarding the application of behavioural insights to policy. These country-specific overviews complement the "Behavioural Insights Applied to Policy – European Report 2016". They are meant to be updated on a regular basis by taking into account new behavioural policies and institutional developments.

The insight that this booklet provides - thanks to the precious contribution of national and regional authorities - shows that smart specialisation has gone far beyond the mere fulfilment of the ex-ante conditionality criteria linked to Cohesion policy allocations. It has triggered a change in the way innovation-driven regional development policies are dealt with across Europe, confirming the outcome of a number of surveys recently run on this topic. These 'Smart Stories' will drive the reader through the features of smart specialisation as it has been applied in a number of EU countries and regions, with a view to stimulating to further explore the concept and its policy implications, to identify complementarities and potential for mutual learning and collaboration. The period of strategy development has in one sense finished; however, the process of implementing and monitoring S3 will hopefully lead to many more 'Smart Stories' to be shared across all territories of the European Union.

Latest JRC brochures and leaflets
This flyer reports on a selection of highlights of the first year of activity of CC-ME by July 2017.

Low-cost air quality sensors are attracting more and more attention. They offer air pollution monitoring at a lower cost than conventional methods, making air quality monitoring possible in many more locations. Too good to be true? At the current stage of development, unfortunately yes. Measurements by low-cost sensors are often of minor and questionable data quality than the results from official monitoring stations as carried out by EU Member States in accordance with European legislation and International standards. Sensors may become a game changer in monitoring air pollution, traffic-management, personal exposure and health assessment, citizen science and air quality assessment in developing countries. This brochure explains our current understanding of the advantages and disadvantages of sensors. Technological progress will hopefully change the picture of this summary of sensor performance in the next few years. It is also a plea to evaluate and validate sensors with field and laboratory tests in order to understand the meaning of and uncertainties in their signals.

 Adopted the 193 countries members of the United Nations, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) provide a sound framework for analysing the coherence of simulated policy mixes.  The MAGNET model (CGE) has been adapted for the simulation of bioeconomy scenarios towards 2030. The impacts of such scenarios can be assessed through the lense of SDGs, identifying synergies and contradictions among economic, social and environmental objectives.  Analysing the complexity given by the multiplicity of scenarios, SDGs and regions at stake presents new challenges. Weighting system of indicators and elaborating correlation index could help handling this complexity