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  1. Radioactive waste management (E-TraCK-RWM)

    Public participation in radioactive waste management (RWM) constitutes the first project of the Energy- Transparency Centre of Knowledge (E-TRACK). Given the legally binding requirements for transparency of the Council Directive 2011/70/EURATOM on spent f ...

    17 September 2015

  2. Governance, Public sector Innovation and Social Change

    Governance, Public sector Innovation and Social Change (GISC) research area is focusing on investigating the socio-economic impact of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) that contribute to address fundamental societal challenges, such as the ...

    07 April 2016

  3. Energy- Transparency Centre of Knowledge (E-TRACK)

    The 'Energy- Transparency Centre of Knowledge' (E-TRACK) is a joint initiative agreed between the Directorate General for Energy (DG ENER) and the Joint Research Centre (JRC) for the promotion of public participation in the implementation of ene ...

    05 May 2015

  4. Behaviour and ICT policy

    Understanding how people interact with digital technology is relevant to EU policy for a number of reasons. For one, the  digital consumer and citizen needs to be protected, from malicious advertising, on-line tracking, companies tricking them into reveal ...

    05 February 2016

  5. Learning and Skills for the Digital Era

    Learning and skills are key contributors to society and the economy. As modern societies and economies are changing due to, amongst others, globalisation and technological progress, a fundamental transformation of education and training (E&T) througho ...

    07 June 2016

  6. Ethical aspects of new ICT technologies

    New and emerging Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) regularly bring along specific features that have an impact on security. The user is typically exposed to complex and difficult technology details that are not easily understood, such as te ...

    30 April 2014

  7. Citizens' digital footprint

    While interacting with digital information systems, citizens create an increasing trail of personal and individual data. These data are recorded and possibly archived somewhere, owned by someone, and potentially used in various ways. The rise of mobile co ...

    30 April 2014

  8. Digital Living

    Based on their enabling characteristics, Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) permit all sectors in society to influence the way we live, work and behave. With citizens becoming active participants in the European Knowledge Society and thus being ...

    07 April 2016

  9. Competence frameworks: the European approach to teach and learn 21st century skills

    10 Jun 2016 On 10 June 2016, the Commission adopted a new and comprehensive Skills Agenda for Europe. The aim is to ensure that people develop a broad set of skills from early on in life and to make the most of Europe’s human capital, which will ultimatel ...

    13 June 2016

  10. First European Citizen Science Association Conference 2016

    19 May 2016 to 21 May 2016 The ECSA Citizen Science Conference 2016- Citizen Science – Innovation in Open Science, Society and Policy- is aimed at policy makers, science funders, scientists, practitioners in the field of citizen science, NGOs and interest ...

    16 March 2016

  11. Helping educational organisations to go digital

    28 Apr 2016 The JRC has designed the first pan-European conceptual model to help educational organisations self-assess the use and integration of digital technologies and resources in the learning process. The framework also supports policymakers in devis ...

    28 April 2016

  12. 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

  13. DigComp 2.0: The Digital Competence Framework for Citizens. Update Phase 1: the Conceptual Reference Model.

    The European Digital Competence Framework for Citizens, also known as DigComp, offers a tool to improve citizens’ digital competence. DigComp was first published in 2013 and has become a reference for many digital competence initiatives at both European a ...

    03 June 2016

  14. EntreComp: The Entrepreneurship Competence Framework.

    The development of the entrepreneurial capacity of European citizens and organisations is one of the key policy objectives for the EU and Member States. Ten years ago, the European Commission identified sense of initiative and entrepreneurship as one of t ...

    08 June 2016

  15. Quality of life in cities – Empirical evidence in comparative European perspective

    This study in­ves­ti­gated as­pects of ur­ban qual­ity of life in Eu­ro­pean cities. To this end, the Flash Eu­ro­barom­e­ter 366: Qual­ity of life in Eu­ro­pean cities was used. The sur­vey pro­vides opin­ions of 41 thou­sands in­hab­i­tants from 79 Eu­r ...

    01 June 2016

  16. Urban food consumption and associated water resources: The example of Dutch cities

    Full self-sufficiency in cities is a major concern. Cities import resources for food, water and energy security. They are however key to global sustainability, as they concentrate a rapidly increasing and urbanising population (or number of consumers). In ...

    27 May 2016

  17. 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

  18. Children safety online: play Happy Onlife to learn about internet risks and opportunities

    08 Feb 2016 To mark the 2016 Safer Internet Day, the JRC launches the web and mobile versions of the Happy Onlife game in 5 languages. The Happy Onlife (HOL) toolkit promotes children’s rights by preventing and mitigating ICT emerging issues through educa ...

    08 February 2016

  19. Public Participation and Transparency in the Implementation of Energy Policies

    25 Feb 2016 to 26 Feb 2016 The workshop is part of the JRC activities on collecting and sharing diverse practices for public participation and developing a knowledge centre for transparency governance, in particular for The 'Energy – Transparency Cen ...

    11 March 2016

  20. Happy Onlife laboratory

    13 Oct 2015 to 14 Oct 2015 In conjunction with the EU Code Week 2015, the JRC is organising the Happy Onlife laboratory for children between 8 and 12 and teachers from local schools.  They will validate innovative methods (Happy Onlife & Coding with S ...

    01 October 2015

  21. 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

  22. E-TRACK officially launched

    18 Nov 2015 The 'Energy- Transparency Centre of Knowledge' (E-TRACK) is a joint initiative agreed between the Directorate General for Energy (DG ENER) and the Joint Research Centre (JRC) for the promotion of public participation in the implement ...

    18 November 2015

  23. E-TRACK Open Seminar & Official Launch

    18 Nov 2015 The design of energy policies requires the involvement of the citizens by means of appropriate information and negotiation mechanisms that make the decision-making more participative. The transition to low carbon economies entails diverse soci ...

    03 July 2015

  24. Happy Onlife- a game and toolkit to build and develop safety and knowledge on Internet use, overuse and abuse

    Happy Onlife Happy Onlife is a toolkit, including a game, for children, parents and teachers, aimed at raising awareness of the risks and opportunities of internet and promoting the best online practices. The game and toolkit are proposed as work in progr ...

    09 June 2016

  25. Online services in the EU: both local and global, with the US as the dominant supplier

    29 Oct 2015 Online services in the EU are highly fragmented: Europeans surf mostly on US-based websites which account for about 54% of online activity, while activity on EU-based websites accounts for 42%, according to a new JRC report. Only 4% of the EU& ...

    29 October 2015