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  1. Security of the supply chain

    Today in the world millions of shipping containers constantly travel and cross national borders. Cargo containers are considered as a weak link in the supply chain as they can be potentially exploited to defraud customs, introduce illicit cargo and breach ...

    25 February 2016

  2. European Interoperability Centre for Electric Vehicles and Smart Grids

    EU Interoperability Centre European Interoperability Centre The European Interoperability Centre for Electric Vehicles and Smart Grids combines four new, state-of-the-art laboratories, which bring together knowledge and test facilities in the areas of eff ...

    22 February 2016

  3. Global food security

    According to the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) by effect of demographic growth and changes in diets and incomes, demand for food is likely to grow by 70% until 2050. The current outlook of increasing global demand is mirrored by considerable unc ...

    30 April 2014

  4. Energy security, systems and market

    A modern energy infrastructure is crucial for an integrated energy market and to enable the EU to meet its broader climate and energy goals. Europe must modernise and expand its energy network to absorb energy from renewable sources and secure supplies ev ...

    30 April 2014

  5. Security for privacy and data protection

    The JRC is carrying out research to assess new and emerging information and communication technologies (ICT) in respect to their impact and associated risks for the European citizen, with the aim to identify ways and measures to protect the citizen agains ...

    30 April 2014

  6. Non-proliferation

    Information collection and analysis of proliferation concerns play an increasing role in nuclear security in general and in nuclear safeguards in particular. The JRC considers different types of information to deal with security threats, mainly at nationa ...

    01 September 2015

  7. Global health security and support

    The Global Health Security Initiative is an international partnership of the G7 countries (Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States), Mexico, the European Commission and the World Health Organisation (WHO) to strengt ...

    01 September 2015

  8. Combating illicit trafficking

    There is strong public support for nuclear security activities due to concerns about nuclear arms proliferation and the threat of nuclear terrorism, which is associated with illicit trafficking of nuclear material. The EU invests significant resources in ...

    01 September 2015

  9. Aviation security

    Aviation security refers to the prevention of acts of unlawful interference against civil aviation, such as seizure of an aircraft or placing a hazardous device onboard an aircraft. The JRC contributes to aviation security by providing scientific and tech ...

    30 April 2014

  10. Cybersecurity

    An increasing number of vital services depend on digital systems – commercial transactions, health, safety, security and others that contribute to our general well-being. Disruptions to these systems – through deliberate "cyber" attacks, natural ...

    30 April 2014

  11. Global safety and security

    Security is a pre-requisite for stability and growth. The Lisbon Treaty recognises that protecting the EU’s prosperity and security requires that the EU play an active role in tackling global challenges such as poverty, conflict and humanitarian disasters ...

    30 April 2014

  12. Nuclear safeguards and security

    Nuclear safeguards are measures to verify that states do not use nuclear materials to develop weapons and that they respect their obligations under international non-proliferation treaties. The development and implementation of safeguards and other nuclea ...

    30 April 2014

  13. Critical infrastructure protection

    The power grid, the transport network and information and communication systems are among the so-called "critical infrastructures", which are essential to maintain vital societal functions. Damage or destruction of critical infrastructures by na ...

    21 August 2015

  14. Crop yield forecasting

    Crop yield forecasts and crop production estimates are necessary at EU and Member State level to provide the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) decision makers with timely information for rapid decision-making during the growing season. Estimates of cr ...

    25 February 2016

  15. From nuclear research to surgery technology

    02 Oct 2015 A JRC invention initially stemming from its research in the nuclear sector will soon be used by hospitals for minimally-invasive robotic surgery. TELELAP ALF-X is an advanced multi-port robotic system that will empower surgeons with new techno ...

    02 October 2015

  16. Extreme weather and armed conflicts have put 240 million people under food stress

    25 Apr 2016 In 2016, 240 million people across 45 low-income and/or conflict-affected countries are assessed as being in a 'food stress' situation. Within this number, 80 million people are in the more serious condition of "food crisis” wit ...

    25 April 2016

  17. JRC’s food waste article selected as an ERL highlight of 2015

    20 Apr 2016 A JRC article published in August 2015 on consumer food waste in the EU has been selected as one of the 25 pioneering articles published in the recently published Environmental Research Letters (ERL) highlights of 2015. The 25 highlights were ...

    20 April 2016

  18. ESA/JRC international summer school on Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS)

    19 Jul 2016 to 29 Jul 2016 The Summer School will give a comprehensive overview of satellite navigation, including the architecture of a Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS), its signals, the processing of GNSS measurements in a receiver and, finally ...

    22 March 2016

  19. Smart borders: towards automatic fingerprint identification

    08 Apr 2016 On 6 April the Commission adopted a legislative package on Smart Borders, including a Communication on Stronger and Smarter Information Systems for Borders and Security. This Communication sets out actions to improve the functioning and intero ...

    08 April 2016

  20. Illicit Trafficking Radiation Assessment Program- new report on ITRAP +10 test campaign

    01 Apr 2016 The importance of nuclear security cannot be overstated. The European Union and the United States of America, in cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), share the international responsibility to develop and promote syst ...

    01 April 2016

  21. Innogrid2020+

    22 Mar 2016 to 23 Mar 2016 InnoGrid2020+ has become the not-to-be-missed EU event on innovation in electricity networks. The European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity (ENTSO-E) and the European Distribution System Operators for Sma ...

    18 February 2016

  22. TU Delft's TPM signs Letter of Intent with Joint Research Centre Institute for Energy and Transport (JRC-IET)

    17 Mar 2016 TU Delft's Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management (TPM)  and the JRC's Institute for Energy and Transport will intensify cooperation on research questions linked to the theme of energy transition as stated in a recently signed ...

    17 March 2016

  23. Modern Spectrum Management- Experience with License Shared Access

    15 Feb 2016 to 17 Feb 2016 The radio spectrum policy programme is a cornerstone for Digital Europe – to promote innovation, growth and competitiveness by creating a Digital Single Market in the EU. With the growing demand for broadband wireless services t ...

    09 February 2016

  24. EXITO-Narrator- the exercise support portal

    EXITO-Narrator http://sourceforge.net/projects/exito-narrator/ EXITO-Narrator is a web-based exercise management tool, which focuses on the story-telling aspect of a scenario, and is therefore particularly adept at driving high level political exercises. ...

    08 January 2016

  25. Counter Nuclear Smuggling Workshop 2016

    08 Mar 2016 to 10 Mar 2016 In the run-up to the 2016 Nuclear Security Summit, the JRC and the US Department of State (DoS) will be co-hosting the 2016 Counter Nuclear Smuggling (CNS) Workshop in Karlsruhe, Germany. The workshop focuses on the relationship ...

    05 February 2016