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  1. Promoting healthy food and drink choices in school-age children

    01 Jun 2016 Proper nutrition at school helps ensuring academic performance and teaches healthy diet behaviours in the long run. Adequate fruit and vegetable intake as well as water being the beverage of choice are cornerstones of proper nutrition. But whi ...

    01 June 2016

  2. Launch of new Web Hub for European Commission Initiative on Breast Cancer

    04 Dec 2015 The European Commission Initiative on Breast Cancer (ECIBC) will ensure and harmonise the quality of breast cancer services across European countries. It will apply scientific evidence for guidelines on care provision and support the implement ...

    04 December 2015

  3. The JRC and Central European University initiate scientific cooperation

    24 Jun 2016 On 24 June 2016, the JRC and Central European University (CEU) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that establishes the basis for future collaboration in a series of areas of common interest. The two organisations will work together in ...

    24 June 2016

  4. Increased use of satellite technology set to improve on-the-spot-checks and reduce costs of administering the CAP

    22 Jun 2016 Following a visit to the JRC, the EU Commissioner for Agriculture & Rural Development, Mr Phil Hogan, expressed confidence that increased use of satellite technology can help Member States to significantly increase the efficiency of on-the ...

    22 June 2016

  5. JRC's upgraded PV calibration precision now accredited and open to research and industry

    22 Jun 2016 JRC’s upgraded capability in precision measurement of photovoltaic (PV) cells is now available to both the PV research community and industry. The new opportunities to use the facilities by researchers and the commercial calibration service fo ...

    22 June 2016

  6. Sentinel-3 data to allow closer look at Black Sea environmental state

    22 Jun 2016 A major oceanographic campaign led by the JRC is underway in the Black Sea. It will allow scientists to thoroughly examine the biological and optical features of a marine region of utmost political and economic importance that is highly influe ...

    22 June 2016

  7. Nuclear Forensics Practitioners Strengthen Best Practices and International Cooperation

    22 Jun 2016 More than 100 scientific and law enforcement experts from 37 countries and international organizations met under the auspices of the Nuclear Forensics International Technical Working Group (ITWG) June 6-10, 2016, in Lyon, France to strengthen ...

    22 June 2016

  8. Summary records available for the meeting of EURL ECVAM with its stakeholders and regulatory advisory network

    21 Jun 2016 The European Union Reference Laboratory for Alternatives to Animal Testing (EURL ECVAM) has published the summary records for the meetings which took place with the members of the Preliminary Assessment of Regulatory Relevance (PARERE) network ...

    21 June 2016

  9. Soil quality key for future food security, better data is vital

    20 Jun 2016 Future food security depends on a variety of factors- but better soil data could substantially help improve projections of future crop yields, a new study shows. To project how much food can be produced in the future, researchers use agricultu ...

    20 June 2016

  10. Migration and demography: new European Commission Knowledge Centre to better manage information and data

    20 Jun 2016 On 20 June 2016, the European Commission launched a new in-house virtual centre dedicated to migration and demography, which will bring together existing knowledge. It will also pursue research on future migration flows and population trends, ...

    20 June 2016

  11. Fairly good crop yield outlook for the EU-28

    20 Jun 2016 The latest MARS crop monitoring bulletin, published today, reports that crop yield prospects at the EU-28 level remain clearly above the five-year average. Crop-growing conditions in Spain are excellent, but are less positive in western Europe ...

    20 June 2016

  12. New service for reporting aviation safety occurrences

    16 Jun 2016 A new online service allows organisations and individuals to report aviation safety occurrences to aviation authorities. Developed by the JRC at the request of the Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport, and in collaboration with aviat ...

    16 June 2016

  13. New light on how nuclear fission fragments cool down

    16 Jun 2016 In close collaboration with the Swedish University of Chalmers, JRC scientists investigated prompt fission gamma-ray spectra from plutonium isotopes to reduce statistical uncertainties on the model parameters.  The investigation of prompt fiss ...

    16 June 2016

  14. 3rd ENCATC Research Award on Cultural Policy and Cultural Management

    15 Jun 2016 ENCATC, the European network on cultural management and policy*, launches the call for applications for the 3rd ENCATC Research Award on Cultural Policy and Cultural Management (the JRC is a member of the Steering Committee of the Award).   Th ...

    15 June 2016

  15. "Quantifying the Sun" ESTI leads the European "Comparisons of broadband-, spectral- radiometers "

    14 Jun 2016 In its role as photovoltaic reference laboratory, the JRC's European Solar Test Installation (ESTI) has developed significant knowledge in the measurement determination and traceability of solar spectral measurements which can be exploite ...

    14 June 2016

  16. JRC and IFPRI join efforts on food security and nutrition for vulnerable communities

    14 Jun 2016 The JRC and the US-based International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) have signed a collaborative research arrangement on building up the resilience of vulnerable and poor populations, and improving the livelihood of smallholder farmer ...

    14 June 2016

  17. JRC contributes to OECD report on the Economic Consequences of Outdoor Air Pollution

    13 Jun 2016 This report, published on 9 June 2016, is part of the CIRCLE project on “Costs of Inaction and Resource scarcity: consequences for Long-term Economic growth”, which seeks to take into account the feedbacks from environmental pressures and reso ...

    13 June 2016

  18. Five companies won the 2016 EU Code of Conduct for Data Centres Awards

    13 Jun 2016 On 7th June, five companies received the 2016 EU Code of Conduct Award for Energy Efficiency in Data Centres during the Datacloud Conference in Monaco.   The Code of Conduct is the only independent scheme in the EU to certify that a data centr ...

    13 June 2016

  19. Competence frameworks: the European approach to teach and learn 21st century skills

    10 Jun 2016 On 10 June 2016, the Commission adopted a new and comprehensive Skills Agenda for Europe. The aim is to ensure that people develop a broad set of skills from early on in life and to make the most of Europe’s human capital, which will ultimatel ...

    13 June 2016

  20. Encrypted material: a challenge for law enforcement investigations

    10 Jun 2016 Encryption represents an important challenge for judicial investigations throughout Europe. Law enforcement authorities are increasingly collecting encrypted evidence material. The technical difficulties associated with decrypting this potenti ...

    10 June 2016

  21. A challenge for nuclear fission theory: Understanding the even-odd effect

    13 Jun 2016 Scientists from the JRC and the University of Bucharest propose a new approach for modelling the local  even-odd effect based on the number of configurations in a nucleus undergoing fission. Surveying the characteristics of fragment mass and c ...

    13 June 2016

  22. New waste water emission standards for the European chemical industry

    09 Jun 2016 The Official Journal of the European Union published today the Best Available Techniques (BAT) conclusions for Common Waste Water and Waste Gas Treatment/Management Systems in the Chemical Sector. These BAT conclusions address a number of issu ...

    09 June 2016

  23. Ocean acidification exacerbated by emissions from ships on major shipping routes

    08 Jun 2016 The theme of the 2016 World Oceans Day celebrated on 8 June is “Healthy Oceans, Healthy Planet". The day coincides with the official publication of a new JRC study simulating the impact of SO 2 emissions from ships on ocean acidification. ...

    09 June 2016

  24. Upgraded research facilities to support nuclear safety and security in the EU and beyond

    08 Jun 2016 On 8 June 2016, Tibor Navracsics, Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport and responsible for the Joint Research Centre, along with Günther Oettinger, Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society took part in the ground-breaking c ...

    08 June 2016

  25. Market openness drives company location

    08 Jun 2016 According to a new study, multinational companies choose to locate to countries with greater market potential, head-start opportunities, and openness to trade, but are not too worried about taxes or the costs of starting a business. The study ...

    08 June 2016