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New report by the JRC looks into the future of road transport
Jun 21 2019
The development of new technologies and new business models is transforming everything about how we move, and how we live our lives.
Security by design
Jun 13 2019

Urban planners, architects, counter-terrorism advisers and security officials from different European cities learnt at JRC Ispra about designing and selecting solutions for the protection of public spaces from terrorist attacks.

Publication Year: 
2019
JRC Publication N°: 
JRC113356
Authors: 
GIRGIN Serkan
NECCI Amos
KRAUSMANN Elisabeth
Publication Year: 
2019
JRC Publication N°: 
JRC116711
Authors: 
VANDECASTEELE Ine
BARANZELLI Claudia
SIRAGUSA Alice
AURAMBOUT Jean Philippe
ALBERTI Valentina
ALONSO RAPOSO Maria
ATTARDO Carmelo
AUTERI Davide
RIBEIRO BARRANCO Ricardo
BATISTA E SILVA Filipe
BERTOLDI Paolo
BONO Flavio
BUSSOLARI Ioris
LOURO CALDEIRA Sandra
CARLSSON Johan
CHRISTODOULOU Aris
CIUFFO Biagio
CORRADO Sara
FIORETTI Carlotta
GALASSI Maria Cristina
GALBUSERA Luca
GAWLIK Bernd
GIUSTI Francesco
GOMEZ PRIETO Javier
GROSSO Monica
MARTINHO GUIMARAES PIRES PEREIRA Angela
JACOBS Christiaan
KAVALOV Boyan
KOMPIL Mert
KUCAS Andrius
KONA Albana
LAVALLE Carlo
LEIP Adrian
LYONS Lorcan
MELCHIORRI Michele
MONFORTI-FERRARIO Fabio
MONTALTO Valentina
MORTARA Barbara
NATALE Fabrizio
PANELLA Francesco
PASI Giulio
PERPIÑA CASTILLO Carolina
PERTOLDI Martina
ROQUE MENDES POLVORA Alexandre
RAINOLDI Alessandro
REMBGES Diana
RISSOLA Gabriel Julio
SALA Serenella
SERRA Natalia
SPIRITO Laura
TSAKALIDIS Anastasios
SCHIAVINA Marcello
TINTORI Guido
VACCARI Lorenzino
VANHAM Davy
VAN HEERDEN Sjoerdje
VAN NOORDT Colin
VESPE Michele
VETTERS Nadja
VILAHUR CHIARAVIGLIO Nadia
VIZCAINO Maria Pilar
VON ESTORFF Ulrik
ZULIAN Grazia
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The majority of the global population currently live in urban areas, and this is expected to increase in the future.

The importance and role of cities is increasing recognised - the future of cities will greatly impact all of our futures.

Our report "The future of cities - opportunities, challenges and the way forward" highlights the main challenges faced by cities and the people living within them currently and towards the future.

It also discusses some of the tools cities can use to face those challenges.

It covers, among other issues:

Tom De Groeve

TOM DE GROEVE, Ph. D., is Deputy Head of the Disaster Risk Management Unit at the European Commission Joint Research Centre.

He does research in risk management, disaster monitoring and emergency management systems in support of EU and global policy related to disaster risk management and climate change adaptation.

Publication Year: 
2019
JRC Publication N°: 
JRC114375
Authors: 
NECCI Amos
VAMANU Bogdan
KRAUSMANN Elisabeth
PONTE Luca
Publication Year: 
2019
JRC Publication N°: 
JRC114712
Authors: 
ANTOFIE Tiberiu-Eugen
LUONI Stefano
FAIELLA Anna
RIOS DIAZ Francisco
MARIN FERRER Montserrat
All new cars  sold in the EU must be fitted with an eCall device which automatically alerts emergency services in the event of an accident.
All new cars sold in the EU must be fitted with an eCall device which automatically alerts emergency services in the event of an accident.
May 24 2019

The performance checks carried out by JRC scientists on eCall devices show positive results.

The testing paves the way for improved accuracy and sensitivity of the emergency devices.

Around 25 100 people were killed and an estimated 135 000 people were seriously injured in road accidents across the EU in 2018.

Along with the tragedy of the loss of life and injury, this represents an annual economic burden of around EUR 130 billion to society.

Since 31 March 2018, all new cars and light vehicles sold in the EU must be fitted with an eCall device.

Copernicus Emergency Management Service
Copernicus Emergency Management Service
May 24 2019

The JRC hosted the 1st joint meeting of Copernicus Emergency Management Service users.

Different communities from within Europe shared their experience in using the service as well as their requirements for its future evolution.

The two-day meeting was organised on 21-22 May 2019 in Stresa (Italy), bringing together about 220 participants from the different user communities (European and international) of the different service components, the European Commission, service providers and other actors, including the European Space Agency and the European Environment Agency.

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