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  1. Media and content digitization benefits consumers, but revenues lag behind

    Digital spending- the acquisition of media products in digital format- tripled from 2006 to 2010 worldwide, with the recording music sector now achieving 30% of its global sales in the digital market. The digital success of the music sector contrasts othe ...

    26 October 2012

  2. Environment: Pooling information to combat the threat of alien species in Europe

    14 Sep 2012 How many plants can be found in the Alps that are not native to that region? Which animals were deliberately or accidently introduced to the Danube? How big a threat will they become to local wildlife? EASIN, the European Alien Species Informa ...

    14 September 2012

  3. Updated nuclide chart- Enhanced knowledge of the elements' radioactivity

    11 Jul 2012 An updated edition of the "Karlsruhe nuclide chart" has been published today by the Joint Research Centre's Institute for Transuranium Elements (JRC-ITU). This chart is an extended periodic table of the elements displaying all k ...

    11 July 2012

  4. A practical guide to green products and services

    15 May 2012 A new report published today by the European Commission's in-house science service, the Joint Research Centre (JRC), provides key information for policy makers and business managers on how to assess the environmental impacts of products a ...

    31 May 2012

  5. Bringing ideas to market: European technology transfer network launched

    26 Apr 2012 A European network bringing together the technology transfer offices of 25 large public research organisations has been established with the support of the European Commission. The European TTO CIRCLE (Technology Transfer Offices – Connecting ...

    26 April 2012

  6. Innovation in nuclear safeguards: Commissioner Màire Geoghegan-Quinn visits the JRC site in Karlsruhe

    17 Apr 2012 The European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science, Máire Geoghegan- Quinn visits today the Joint Research Centre's (JRC) Institute for Transuranium Elements, located in Karlsruhe. This visit provides the Commissioner with the ...

    17 April 2012

  7. World Water Day- EU research on water

    22 Mar 2012 22 March marks the annual celebration of World Water Day. Together with ministerial delegations from more than 100 countries, the European Union endorsed a Ministerial Declaration on Water at last week's World Water Forum. Action is neede ...

    22 March 2012

  8. The European Commission's in-house science service- the Joint Research Centre (JRC)

    16 Mar 2012 Being the only Commission service in charge of direct research, the JRC provides independent scientific and economic support to the Europe 2020 policy priorities in terms of competitiveness, sustainability and grand societal challenges such as ...

    21 March 2012

  9. New JRC maps help match water supply and demand

    14 Mar 2012 A new assessment of available water resources, published today by the Joint Research Centre (JRC), reveals that large areas in Spain and Eastern Europe have on average less than 200 mm freshwater available every year while the demand for water ...

    14 March 2012

  10. What has the EU done after the Fukushima accident?

    06 Mar 2012 Nuclear safety: stress tests Following last year's triple disaster in Japan, the EU decided to take a critical look at its nuclear power production and re-assess the safety and security of all nuclear power plants in the EU. All 14 Member ...

    21 March 2012

  11. Science support for the Danube strategy: kick off meeting in Sofia

    25 Jan 2012 Representatives from the "science support for the Danube" strategy signataires meet today in the Bulgarian Academy of Science to identify the key priorities of the scientific cooperation. This strategy was launched by the European Co ...

    27 April 2012

  12. JRC signs Letter of Intent with the US Department of Energy on e-mobility and smart grids

    30 Nov 2011 Washington, 29 November – At the Transatlantic Economic Council meeting the Director-General of the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) has signed a Letter of Intent for closer cooperation with the US Department of Energy (D ...

    30 November 2011

  13. JRC signs agreement with the Academies of Sciences of the Danube region Member States

    17 Nov 2011 The European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) has signed an agreement for closer cooperation with the Academies of Sciences of the Danube region Member States. The signatories are the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS), the Hunga ...

    17 November 2011

  14. From lab to market: European public research organisations join forces on technology transfer to power innovation

    20 Oct 2011 Grenoble (France), 19 October – The Joint Research Centre (JRC) and the Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives (CEA) were the final signatories of a Memorandum of Understanding within the European TTO Circle, a net ...

    10 November 2011

  15. European Commission and IAEA celebrate 30 years' co-operation on nuclear safeguards

    13 Oct 2011 Today the European Commission and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) celebrate 30 years of cooperation in the safeguarding of nuclear materials and facilities. This anniversary is marked by an event at the IAEA Headquarters in Vienn ...

    13 October 2011

  16. JRC signs agreement for closer cooperation with Brazilian Ministry of Science

    04 Oct 2011 The JRC and the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MCTI) of Brazil have signed a Letter of Intent for closer cooperation. The signature took place on the occasion of the 5 th EU-Brazil Summit covering global, regional and bilatera ...

    04 October 2011

  17. Research and Innovation: new modelling results link natural resources and armed conflicts

    28 Sep 2011 The EU Joint Research Centre (JRC) has developed a statistical modelling tool which allows the risk of conflict occurrence in developing countries to be analysed. Combining online news reports with geographical satellite data, the tool establi ...

    28 September 2011

  18. Towards harmonised environmental information in Europe: have your say on standards that will affect everybody's life

    29 Jun 2011 Arranging a cross border emergency rescue, preventing major environmental damage or comparing energy consumption of buildings in different countries will soon be faster and easier thanks to improved data sharing in the EU. With INSPIRE – Infra ...

    29 June 2011

  19. GreenLight, GreenBuilding and Motor Challenge EU awards: 25 energy efficient winners in 14 countries

    12 Apr 2011 There are 25 winners from 14 countries across the three categories featured in this year's edition of the energy efficiency awards managed by the Joint Research Centre, the European Commission's in-house science arm. These award sche ...

    12 April 2011

  20. NOAA & JRC: Enhanced transatlantic research collaboration

    18 Feb 2011 The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) have agreed to formally explore strengthening their cooperation in areas of common interest. collaboration ...

    01 March 2011

  21. New Commission research facility will contribute to reliable measurements and testing throughout Europe

    23 Nov 2010 Better healthcare, safer food and environmental protection are just some of the ways in which accurate measurements enhance our quality of life. On 23 November, a new scientific facility to develop measurement standards in challenging areas su ...

    23 November 2010

  22. Improving measurements in chemistry: First graduates of JRC-mentored Master's degree

    26 Oct 2010 The first group of graduates of a new European Master's degree received their diplomas at the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) in Geel, Belgium. The degree, "Measurement Science in Chemistry", was based on ...

    26 October 2010

  23. Wanted: new scientific talent to support EU policy-making- The Joint Research Centre launches recruitment drive

    30 Sep 2010 Researchers from across the EU are encouraged to apply for a challenging and rewarding job in the European Commission's own research body, the Joint Research Centre (JRC). Working for the JRC brings together research excellence in state-o ...

    30 September 2010

  24. Digital Agenda: Major ICT companies join European Commission initiative to reduce electricity consumption

    28 Sep 2010 Information & communication technology (ICT) equipment and services consume over 8% of electrical power in the EU and produce about 4% of its CO2 emissions. These figures could double by 2020. The European Commission's Joint Research ...

    28 September 2010

  25. JRC and the American Association for the Advancement of Science issue a call to scientists and policy-makers for integrity, openness, clarity and public engagement

    03 Jul 2010 Representatives from both organisations made the plea on 3 July at a session of Euroscience Open Forum 2010 in Turin, Italy. The recommendations reflect the findings of a workshop last fall at the JRC’s Ispra site where 21 high-profile science ...

    03 July 2010