JRC research topics

The JRC carries out research in a wide variety of fields. Located across five sites throughout the EU, seven research institutes work in the areas of agriculture and food security, energy and transport, environment and climate change, health and consumer protection, information society, safety and security, innovation and growth, measurements and standards, and nuclear safety and security.

  1. EHRO-N was established in 2011, in the framework of the EURATOM treaty, to determine the situation of nuclear-educated Human Resources, skills and competences in Europe, assess the trends and suggest policy options for improvement.


    Science Areas: Energy and transport, Nuclear safety and security
    Keywords: nuclear, training
  2. JRC research on nuclear energy aims to achieve a viable and diverse energy mix, limit CO2 emissions, maintain security of energy supply and energy independence, and promote economic development and employment. Nuclear power contributes more than 25% to the current electricity generation. A significant number of EU Member States rely on nuclear power in their national energy mix, as part of a long-term strategic energy infrastructure.

     

     

     


    Science Areas: Energy and transport
    Keywords: nuclear, energy
  3. Public participation in radioactive waste management (RWM) constitutes the first project of the Energy - Transparency Centre of Knowledge (E-TRACK). Given the legally binding requirements for transparency of the Council Directive 2011/70/EURATOM on spent fuel and radioactive waste, the European Commission considers it useful to provide steady and continuous support in the very near future.


    Science Areas: Energy and transport, Nuclear safety and security
    Keywords: energy, citizen, nuclear, waste