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Congress on Food Fraud
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Jun 12 2017
Jun 13 2017
Berlin
(DE)

The “Food Fraud” congress, hosted by the BVL and the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC), will centre around the revision of the EU Control Regulation, which came into force in spring 2017. The new legal situation provides the framework for dealing in more depth with the implications of the new Regulation on the subject of food fraud. The event is addressed to all actors and stakeholders in this field.

Better integration of knowledge and science into policy helps save lives Better integration of knowledge and science into policy helps save lives
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May 23 2017

Natural and man-made disasters threaten millions of people every year and cause billions of property damage. How much do we know about them? And how can we use that knowledge to save lives and money? A recent report, compiled by the European Commission's Science and Knowledge Service (JRC), seeks to answer these and other questions and to help prepare for the time when disaster strikes.

Amatrice on 24 August 2016 after the earthquake Amatrice on 24 August 2016 after the earthquake
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May 24 2017

One out of three people in the world is exposed to earthquakes, a number which almost doubled in the past 40 years. Around 1 billion in 155 countries are exposed to floods and 414 million live near one of the 220 most dangerous volcanoes. The 2017 edition of the JRC Atlas of the Human Planet looks at the exposure of people and built-up areas to the six major natural hazards, and its evolution over the last 40 years.

JRC Summer School on Alternative Approaches for Risk Assessment JRC Summer School on Alternative Approaches for Risk Assessment
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May 23 2017

From 16 to 19 May, the JRC hosted in Ispra (Italy) 101 postgraduate students and early-career scientists from 29 countries worldwide for the JRC Summer School on Alternative Approaches for Risk Assessment.

Sep 06 2017
Sep 08 2017
Senec
(SK)

In a world flooded with information from a multitude of sources, providing, managing and making sense of knowledge to build more robust policies is highly challenging. Using evidence in policymaking is a complex task demanding a set of distinct skills and mutual understanding between researchers and policymakers.

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Wheat and barley in some of Europe's most important production regions are affected by water stress.
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May 22 2017

Yield forecasts for winter crops – published today in the May issue of the JRC MARS crop monitoring Bulletin for Europe - were revised downwards by 2-3% at EU level compared to the April Bulletin. The yield forecast for spring barley and rapeseed is now below the five-year average, but remains above the five-year average for wheat and winter barley.

Publication Year: 
2017
JRC Publication N°: 
JRC106356
Authors: 
BALDINI Gianmarco
DIMC Franc
KAMNIK Roman
STERI Gary
GIULIANI Raimondo
GENTILE Claudio
Truck passing through a radiation portal monitor Truck passing through a radiation portal monitor
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May 19 2017

JRC takes part in the revision and development of International Standards for equipment to enhance nuclear security and to increase the interoperability of data acquisition systems used in nuclear measurements. From 24 until 28 April 2017, JRC hosted the interim meetings of two working groups and one project team of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). The experts discussed and agreed on six international standards.

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