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  1. Nuclear safeguards

    Research and development activities are performed at the JRC to provide efficient and effective technologies to ensure that current and future nuclear fuel systems can be properly safeguarded and the EU obligations under non-proliferation treaties are met ...

    30 April 2014

  2. 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

  3. Metrological tools for safeguard activities

    The JRC organises interlaboratory comparisons for conformity assessment for the IAEA Network of Analytical Laboratories (NWAL) and other laboratories in the field. These quality control programmes are under the accredited aim at the analysis of uranium an ...

    01 September 2015

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. Improving nuclear security practices- simulation exercise with southeast Asian countries

    11 Mar 2016 Twenty participants from eight ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) countries took part in a nuclear security simulation exercise organised by the JRC in cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) between 7 and 11 ...

    11 March 2016

  9. US-EC co-operation to strengthen international capacities in counter nuclear smuggling

    10 Mar 2016 Building on significant international achievements in strengthening the security of nuclear and radioactive materials at their facilities of origin, the need to further strengthen international cooperation to counter nuclear smuggling was disc ...

    10 March 2016

  10. Celebrating 35 years of European Commission – IAEA co-operation on nuclear safeguards

    09 Mar 2016 On the 9 th of March 2015 will be a joint reception between the European Commission, Hungary and Japan celebrating significant cooperation milestones in nuclear safeguards activity. Since 1981 the Joint Research Centre has provided scientific ...

    18 January 2016

  11. COSINUS 2016- COoperation SImulation of NUclear Security

    07 Mar 2016 to 11 Mar 2016 One of the keys in implementing an efficient Nuclear Security programme is the communication between a country's Front Line Officer (FLO) organizations that participate in Nuclear Security detection activities and the Techn ...

    14 January 2016

  12. Promoting detection standards in nuclear and radiological security

    30 Nov 2015 to 01 Dec 2015 The JRC organised a workshop promoting detection standards in nuclear and radiological security in the framework of the Illicit Trafficking Radiation Detection Assessment Programme – ITRAP+10. The event gathered relevant experts ...

    16 December 2015

  13. Radiological Crime Scene Management training at JRC-ITU

    04 Feb 2016 In the framework of CBRN Centres of Excellence project 30 (GUAM), the JRC-ITU hosted from 25-29 January 2016 a training on “Radiological Crime Scene Management”. The 15 participants originated from the partner countries Georgia, Ukraine, Azerb ...

    04 February 2016

  14. IAEA and EU Make Progress on Nuclear Cooperation

    28 Jan 2016 The European Union and the International Atomic Energy Agency took steps to strengthen their cooperation in a range of nuclear activities including for sustainable development during their fourth annual Senior Officials Meeting in Vienna this ...

    28 January 2016

  15. Acceptance of the proposal for a new international standard for list-mode data used in nuclear instrumentation- EMPIR 14SIP07 "DigitalStandard", Deliverable D1; JRC work package 3883 "DiSNU", Deliverable 1

    This report is Deliverable D1 of the EMPIR project 14SIP07 "DigitalStandard", which corresponds to Deliverable 1 of the JRC work package 3883 "DiSNU".) The use of digital data acquisition for the detection and measurement of radioactiv ...

    22 April 2016

  16. 10 Years of the Border Monitoring Working Group: JRC/IAEA/USA Collaboration

    14 Jan 2016 The Border Monitoring Working Group (BMWG) celebrated its 10 years anniversary on the 2 nd-3 rd of December in Brussels hosted by the European Commission Joint Research Centre. Ten years of successful coordination in strengthening the global c ...

    14 January 2016

  17. Counter Nuclear Smuggling Workshop 2016

    13 Jan 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 between law en ...

    14 January 2016

  18. European Nuclear Security Training Centre

    EUSECTRA The European Nuclear Security Training Centre (EUSECTRA) instructs front-line officers, trainers and experts on how to detect and respond to illicit trafficking of nuclear or other radioactive materials. EUSECTRA offers hands-on training using a ...

    30 April 2014

  19. 5th Technical issues and sharing of best practices on dual-use export control workshop

    17 Nov 2015 to 18 Nov 2015 Exchange of experiences and best practices on common dual-use export control technical issues among participants are very useful, and help to reinforce the harmonisation and common understanding in controlling the diffusion of s ...

    02 September 2015

  20. JRC Science for Nuclear Safety and Security

    Nuclear safety and security are absolute priorities for the EU. As the European Commission’s in-house science service, the Joint Research Centre (JRC) supports the Commission in fulfilling the obligations originally set up by the Euratom (European Atomic ...

    04 March 2016

  21. In pictures: 35 year anniversary of European Commission – IAEA co-operation on nuclear safeguards

    Celebrating the 35 th Anniversary of support programme co-operation between the European Commission, Hungary, Japan and the United States of America to the International Atomic Energy Agency. The event was hosted at IAEA's Headquarters- Vienna on the ...

    10 March 2016

  22. Strengthening global nuclear security – JRC support to Tajikistan

    30 Oct 2015 JRC experts have concluded a nuclear security project in Tajikistan in support of the EU’s security initiatives and peace-building activities. Six road and railway border crossings with Uzbekistan and Afghanistan are now equipped with radiatio ...

    30 October 2015

  23. JRC-IRMM releases series of uranium hexafluoride reference materials IRMM-019 to IRMM-029

    15 Oct 2015 Scientists from the JRC-Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements (IRMM) re-characterised and issued new certificates for the entire series of uranium hexafluoride certified reference materials (IRMM-019 to IRMM-029). These CRMs repre ...

    15 October 2015

  24. Inter-laboratory comparison study confirms fit-for-purpose target values for measurement uncertainties of safeguarding nuclear materials

    13 Oct 2015 The JRC-Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements (IRMM) jointly organised with the JRC-Institute for Transuranium Elements (ITU) an inter-laboratory comparison (REIMEP-17) on the analysis of uranium and plutonium in synthetic dissolv ...

    13 October 2015

  25. Collection of medium-resolution gamma spectra of certified U reference materials

    A collection of medium resolution gamma-ray spectra from well-characterized U certified reference materials has been recorded using LaBr3(Ce) (2.0” x 0.5”) and CZT (500 mm3) detectors. Aiming to acquire the highest quality reference data, the spectra were ...

    12 March 2016