We are doing science for policy
The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is the European Commission's science and knowledge service which employs scientists to carry out research in order to provide independent scientific advice and support to EU policy.
The internet and digital technologies are transforming our world. It is a Commission priority to make the EU's single market fit for the digital age. The JRC supports the European Commission's agenda by providing evidence which supports policy making. It works closely with policy Directorate-Generals, responds to their questions related to science, outlines the consequences of different policy choices, and identifies alternative policy options.
The JRC also analyses the key challenges linked to the Digital Single Market and assesses policies that could support its creation. The purpose of these policies is to help Europe's citizens and businesses get the most out of digital technologies and to foster growth in the wider economy and to help create thousands of jobs.