EU Science Hub


Sep 25 2017
Sep 29 2017

The EU PVSEC is the largest international conference for photovoltaic research, technologies and applications, and at the same time a top international PV Industry Exhibitions. It gathers the global PV community to conduct business, to network and to present and discuss the latest developments and innovations in photovoltaics. It is the world renowned science-to-science, business-to-business and science-to-industry platform with a full and only focus on the global PV solar sector.

Jul 20 2017

The European Commission's Bioeconomy Knowledge Centre (BKC) will be launched at this event as the Commission's central knowledge hub on the bioeconomy.

Its purpose is to help to manage knowledge demand (helping users identifying the knowledge they really need), and knowledge supply (informing knowledge producers about users' needs; making knowledge available to (EU) policy makers and stakeholders). 

Participants will explore how improved knowledge on bioeconomy can help policymakers better design related EU policies in the short, medium and long term.

The winners of the Malta Young Scientist Award visited JRC Ispra to showcase their own work on 14-16 June 2017 The winners of the Malta Young Scientist Award visited JRC Ispra to showcase their own work on 14-16 June 2017
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Jun 26 2017

Five young scientists from Malta visited JRC Ispra in June to showcase their work with JRC researchers. This study trip was the prize of the Malta Young Scientist Award organised by the Malta Council for Science and Technology (MCST).

James Ciarlò, Sephora Sammut, Joanna Vella, Shawn Baldacchino and Vanessa Petroni were the winners of the Malta Young Scientist Award and had the opportunity to present their work during a three-day study trip to the Ispra Site of the European Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC).

Winter cereals in several important EU production regions are affected by water stress, reducing yield potentials due to limited photosynthesis and early ripening.
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Jun 27 2017

The June issue of the JRC MARS crop monitoring Bulletin for Europe was published yesterday, alongside three Bulletins in the JRC MARS Bulletin global outlook series: on Russia, Turkey and Ukraine.

According to the crop monitoring Bulletin for Europe, yield forecasts for wheat and barley were revised downwards by around 1% at EU level compared to the May Bulletin. The yield forecasts for rapeseed and rye were revised upwards, but remain below the five-year average.

Hot and dry weather conditions hampered crop development in several EU regions.

A pointillist approach to analytical chemistry
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Jun 26 2017

JRC scientists compared two analytical methods for homogeneity studies of 23 trace elements in two copper materials using their in-house available certified reference materials.

The study demonstrated that electrothermal-vaporisation inductively coupled plasma – optical emission spectrometry (ETV-ICP-OES) has a better performance than the other analysis method based on ICP-MS.

Greece–Bosnia and Herzegovina Friendship Building Greece–Bosnia and Herzegovina Friendship Building
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Oct 12 2017
Oct 13 2017

Creating the conditions for genuine engagement of citizens and other societal actors in matters of their concern where science and technology are relevant is an issue of increasing political attention; not least because the diffusion of “low cost” and “low tech” media through which citizens can, like never before, express opinions and concerns calls for institutional reflexivity.

Yet, such background does not guarantee that citizens are actually engaged or their voices accounted for. There has been an effort at institutional levels to walk the talk of societal engagement.

Starting date

December 2010 by the Joint Research Center on behalf of the Directorate General for Education and Culture 

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Giulia Canzian

Giulia Canzian is a Research Fellow at the Competence Centre on Microeconomic Evaluation (CC-ME), part of the Modelling, Indicators & Impact Evaluation unit at the JRC.

She has a degree in economics from the University of Trento, and she obtained a PhD in Economics and Management from the same university discussing a thesis on Agent Based Macroeconomics.

Before joining the JRC, she was Junior Research Fellow at FBK-IRVAPP (Trento). She also had extensive teaching experience (undergraduate level) at the University of Trento.

15th JRC Annual Training on Composite Indicators and Scoreboards 15th JRC Annual Training on Composite Indicators and Scoreboards
Nov 06 2017
Nov 10 2017

The training (06-08 Nov) will offer the lessons learnt from the JRC assessments on more than 100 well-known composite indicators and scoreboards.

The training is open to all (researchers, policy analysts) with an interest in scoreboards, composite indicators and multi-criteria analysis. No registration fees.

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