Today the JRC launches the Raw Materials Information System (RMIS), a comprehensive online repository of information on policies, activities and data related to the European raw materials sector.
At the opening of a JRC conference on smart specialisation today, the European Commissioner for Regional Policy, Corina Creţu said that research areas must be coupled with the economic exploitation of new ideas and permanent questioning on how to do new, better and different things.
A JRC-hosted roundtable on creative and cultural industries on 25 February brought together policy- and law-makers, as well as cultural associations and foundations and other stakeholders, who discussed how to measure the impact of this remarkably dynamic and innovative sector.
How technology transfer activities can help EU industry and manufacturing SMEs to adopt advanced and clean manufacturing technologies was the main question of today's workshop, organised by the JRC in cooperation with the European Factories of the Future Research Association (EFFRA).
The JRC and the European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) association today agreed on cooperation in a range of fields of common interest, including environment and climate change, energy, transport, agriculture and food security, health and consumer protection, information society, technological advances, innovation and standardisation.
The joint Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy (DG Regional and Urban Policy) and JRC's Smart Specialisation Platform is the main tool to support regional and national authorities in designing their related strategies.
Covering all rural and urban areas in the EU, the new European settlement map created by the JRC provides the first comprehensive overview of all built-up areas in Europe.
The 2014 Predict report, based on the latest official data (2006-2011), found that the EU ICT sector has declined in terms of value added (value of output minus the value of intermediate consumption) but increased in terms of employment.