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  1. Plenary of the ECIBC 2015: Improving breast cancer screening, diagnosis and care in Europe

    09 Dec 2015 to 11 Dec 2015 The European Commission Initiative on Breast Cancer (ECIBC) is built upon the principles of sustainability, continuity and the transparent inclusion of experts and stakeholders to develop a project that will have an impact on br ...

    26 November 2015

  2. JRC Annual Report 2015

    Discover the work of the JRC in 2015 in our online annual report Report on the activities, accomplishments and resources related to the JRC’s work carried out in 2015. An overview is given of the scientific achievements and activities. lbna27501enn_new_2. ...

    14 May 2016

  3. JRC and U.S. Geological Survey boost cooperation in earth sciences

    06 Jan 2016 The JRC and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) have now concluded a comprehensive agreement to further scientific and technical exchange and increase the knowledge and capabilities of the JRC and the USGS in the field of earth sciences. New are ...

    06 January 2016

  4. TACIS INSC PHARE IPA Nuclear Safety

    TIPINS TACIS INSC PHARE IPA Nuclear Safety The TIPINS information system is a web-tool that contains a database of Nuclear Safety contracts financed by the European Union and implemented by DEVCO and ELARG. The main purpose of this tool is to provide an o ...

    13 August 2015

  5. Policy recommendations and cost implications for a more sustainable framework for European human biomonitoring surveys

    The potential of Human Biomonitoring (HBM) in exposure characterisation and risk assessment is well established in the scientific HBM community and regulatory arena by many publications. The European Environment and Health Strategy as well as the Environm ...

    06 April 2016

  6. How Outward-looking is Smart Specialisation? Results from a survey on inter-regional collaboration in Smart Specialisation Strategies (RIS3), S3 Policy Brief Series No. 16/2016

    Smart specialisation (S3) emphasises the identification of niches, cross-sectorial innovation and solving societal challenges. With this comes a need for an outward-looking dimension, to find a region’s potential advantages in international markets, and t ...

    18 March 2016

  7. Renewal of collaboration agreement between the CAIQ and the JRC

    20 Oct 2015 Today, 20 October, the Chinese Academy of Inspection and Quarantine (CAIQ) and the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (EC-JRC) renewed their collaborative research arrangement (CRA) at the EU Pavillon of EXPO 2015. The first coll ...

    20 October 2015

  8. Food and gastronomy as elements of regional innovation strategies

    The paper discusses recent innovation and diversification paths in agro-food, specifically the linkage between food, territory and branding, the emerging phenomenon of Food Cities and increasing interest in healthier and more sustainable food products. It ...

    04 March 2016

  9. New knowledge centre to help the EU minimise risk of disasters

    30 Sep 2015 On 30 September, the European Commission launched a new in-house centre to help EU Member States respond to emergencies, prevent and reduce the impact of disasters. Among its activities, the Disaster Risk Management Knowledge Centre will offer ...

    30 September 2015

  10. Enhanced collaboration on evidence and policy with IIASA

    02 Sep 2015 On 2 September, Pavel Kabat, Director General and Chief Executive Officer of the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), and Vladimír Šucha, Director-General of the JRC, signed a new research framework arrangement at the ...

    02 September 2015

  11. Excellence Mapping: Bibliometric study of the productivity and the impact of scientific publications of the JRC: Mapping of scientific areas and application areas: Volume 2: Analysis of the JRC collaborations with world academic institutions

    The present report is the second volume of the Joint Research Centre (JRC) excellence mapping. While the first volume concentrates on the productivity and the impact of the JRC scientific work, in terms of publications and citations, in general, the prese ...

    05 March 2016

  12. Cooperation with UCAR on atmospheric and climate change research

    09 Jul 2015 On 9 July, during an official trip to the US, Vladimir Šucha, Director-General of the JRC and Professor Antonio Bussalacchi, representing the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) signed a new research arrangement that aims to ...

    09 July 2015

  13. JRC expands its cooperation with EARTO

    23 Jun 2015 On 23 June, Maria Khorsand, President of the European Association of Research and Technology Organisations (EARTO), and Vladimír Šucha, Director-General of the JRC, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in Brussels. Building on existing c ...

    23 June 2015

  14. Scientific cooperation with Latvia strengthened

    23 Jun 2015 During the Latvian Presidency, on 23 June, Mārīte Seile, Minister of Education and Science of the Republic of Latvia and Vladimír Šucha, Director-General of the JRC, signed a Memorandum of Understanding in Brussels. The third signatory is the ...

    23 June 2015

  15. An interlaboratory study on passive sampling of emerging water pollutants

    An inter-laboratory study was organised for the monitoring of emerging aquatic pollutants (pharmaceuticals, pesticides, steroids, brominated diphenyl ethers and others) using passive samplers. Thirty laboratories participated in the sampler comparison exe ...

    22 January 2016

  16. JRC and Slovakia strengthen co-operation

    05 Jun 2015 Today at the Slovak Academy of Sciences in Bratislava, Prof. Pavol Šajgalík, President of the Slovak Academy of Sciences, and Vladimír Šucha, Director General of the JRC, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The aim of the memorandum is ...

    05 June 2015

  17. NORMAN interlaboratory study (ILS) on passive sampling of emerging pollutants;

    Passive samplers can play a valuable role in monitoring water quality within a legislative framework such as the European Union’s Water Framework Directive (WFD). The time-integrated data from these devices can be used to complement chemical monitoring of ...

    22 January 2016

  18. Symposium on International Safeguards: Linking Strategy, Implementation and People

    20 Oct 2014 to 24 Oct 2014 The purpose of the symposium is to foster constructive dialogue and information exchange between the IAEA Secretariat, IAEA Member States, nuclear industry representatives and technical experts (in particular, those involved in ...

    12 June 2014

  19. African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Countries Environmental Observatory

    ACP Observatory African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries Environmental Observatory The ACP Environmental Observatory brings together a broad range of data and information to support Commission services and stakeholders in the African, Caribbean and ...

    16 March 2015

  20. Assessment of strategies for ICT investments using European Structural and Investment Funds: reflections from experts and practical examples

    DG Connect and DG JRC have been supporting MSs and regions in fostering the ICT dimension of planned investments under ESIF. As part of this activity, assistance has been given to seven EU regions. This paper provides a systematic summary of the experts’ ...

    11 January 2016

  21. Spent Fuel Workshop 2014

    03 Sep 2014 to 05 Sep 2014 The spent fuel workshop aims to gather the world expertise to present the recent scientific studies on corrosion behaviour of spent nuclear fuel in repository conditions. It coincides with the annual workshop of the FIRST-Nuclid ...

    30 April 2014

  22. Global Value Chains and Smart Specialisation Strategy: Thematic work on the understanding of global value chains and their analysis within the context of smart specialisation

    Using the case of the Irish pharmaceutical sector, this paper considers Global Value Chains and Smart Specialisation Strategy (S3). The paper elaborates the foundations and functioning of global value chains, the importance of their analysis within the S3 ...

    24 December 2015

  23. Internationalising smart specialisation: assessment and issues in the case of EU New Member States

    Smart specialisation is currently probably the largest innovation policy experiment in the world. Its aim is to move the EU less developed countries and regions on path of R&D based growth. This transformation requires not only endogenous knowledge an ...

    23 December 2015

  24. Magnetic, electrical, and thermodynamic properties of NpIr: Ambient and high-pressure measurements, and electronic structure calculations

    We present bulk property measurements of NpIr, a newly synthesized member of the Np-Ir binary phase diagram, which is isostructural to the noncentrosymmetric pressure-induced ferromagnetic superconductor UIr. Magnetic susceptibility, electronic transport ...

    14 January 2016

  25. JRC data for the Ti-48 standard

    A measurement of the 48Ti(n,n’gamma)48Ti reaction was performed at the GELINA neutron source of EC-JRC-IRMM using the GAINS  spectrometer with the purpose of establishing a new gamma-ray standard for neutron induced cross section measurements. A natural ...

    25 December 2015