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. In order to support he EU’s regional policy, aiming to reduce disparities between different European regions, the JRC is developing a model that takes into account a variety of economic and social dimensions of regions such as sectors of the economy, labour market and capital requirement factors as well as government tax-collection process.


    Science Areas: Economic and Monetary Union, Innovation and growth
    Keywords: region, growth
  2. JRC research focuses on the role of agriculture as provider of public goods, on the impacts of rural development policies on all the aspects of rural economies and on the contribution of agriculture to new environmental challenges and green growth.


    Science Areas: Agriculture and food security
    Keywords: agriculture, region
  3. The Smart Specialisation Platform (S³P) assists Member States and regions to develop, implement and review their Research and Innovation strategies for Smart Specialisation (RIS3).


    Science Areas: Innovation and growth
    Keywords: region, growth
  4. The Commission launched in 2014 the "Cohesion Policy and the synergies with the research and development funds: the Stairway to Excellence (S2E)" project, managed by the Joint Research Centre within the Smart Specialisation Platform.


    Science Areas: Innovation and growth
    Keywords: region, growth, innovation