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  1. MSE testing of factors likely to have an effect on catch surplus calculations through impacting MSY estimates

    JRC Scientific and Technical Research Report analysing uncertainty on the estimation of Maximum Sustainable Yield (MSY) considering the most likely factors to affect the stocks subject to Fisheries Partnership Agreements.   This work deals with uncertaint ...

    30 April 2014

  2. Indicators for European Union Policies. Business as usual?

    This paper looks at the role of statistics-based knowledge in the making of EU policy. We highlight shortcomings in the use of statistical indicators made in the course of the Lisbon strategy, ended in 2010. In our opinion the shortcomings are:- The parad ...

    30 April 2014

  3. Future-Oriented Technology Analysis to Support Decision-Making in Meeting Global Challenges

    Anticipatory intelligence in support of decision-making builds on various tools and techniques, developed in a variety of epistemic communities over the past decades. Within the European Commission's Joint Research Centre Institute for Prospective Te ...

    30 April 2014

  4. Pursuing Plausibility

    This is the Editorial of the special issue on plausibility that culminates the work done in collaboration with Arizona State Univ. on this issue. Plausibility is presented as a starting point to critically discuss the knowledge basis of anticipatory work ...

    30 April 2014

  5. What do I make of your Latinorum? Sensitivity auditing of mathematical modelling.

    Sensitivity analysis, mandated by existing guidelines as a good practice to use in conjunction to mathematical modelling, is as such insufficient to ensure quality in the treatment of uncertainty of science for policy. If one accepts that policy-related s ...

    16 April 2015

  6. Foresight and Horizon scanning

    The JRC relies on foresight and horizon scanning to look into the longer-term impact of policies and technologies and anticipate emerging societal challenges. Foresight explores the future of scientific and technological achievements and their potential i ...

    30 April 2014

  7. Space-Weather Awareness event explores the road from understanding to action

    26 Oct 2011 The Space Weather Awareness Dialogue, a conference co-organized by the JRC and Directorate –General Enterprise and Industry, was held on 25-26th October 2011 in Brussels. Key stakeholders from the public and private sectors discussed the poten ...

    26 October 2011

  8. World Science Forum 2009

    05 Nov 2009 to 07 Nov 2009 The fourth World Science Forum takes place in Budapest on 5-7 November 2009. The Forum- focusing on "Knowledge and Future"- marks the tenth anniversary of the first World Conference on Science and will provide a strate ...

    30 April 2014

  9. JRC workshops in the Republic of Moldova

    08 Nov 2010 to 09 Nov 2010 A JRC information exchange event was held in Chisinau, Moldova, on 8 November 2010, followed by a workshop on foresight on 9 November. Both events were organised together with the Academy of Sciences of Moldova that serves as th ...

    30 April 2014

  10. Engage today to shape tomorrow- 5th International Conference on Future-Oriented Technology Analysis (FTA)

    27 Nov 2014 to 28 Nov 2014 The focus of the conference is on the potential of Future-Oriented Technology Analysis (FTA) to "Engage today to shape tomorrow". The conference is open to practitioners, researchers, and decision makers from around th ...

    21 October 2014

  11. Call for contributions: "Future-oriented technology analysis" conference

    21 May 2014 The JRC is launching a call for abstracts for the fifth edition of the “Future-oriented technology analysis" (FTA) conference. Focused on the theme "Engage today to shape tomorrow", it will be held on 27 and 28 November 2014 in ...

    21 May 2014

  12. New study quantifies the effects of climate change in Europe

    25 Jun 2014 If no further action is taken and global temperature increases by 3.5°C, climate damages in the EU could amount to at least €190 billion, a net welfare loss of 1.8% of its current GDP. Several weather-related extremes could roughly double thei ...

    25 June 2014

  13. New study quantifies the effects of climate change in Europe

    25 Jun 2014 If no further action is taken and global temperature increases by 3.5°C, climate damages in the EU could amount to at least €190 billion, a net welfare loss of 1.8% of its current GDP. Several weather-related extremes could roughly double thei ...

    22 September 2014

  14. A healthier future? Four research priority areas for food and diet

    27 Nov 2014 How can research in food and diets address how we will live and eat in 2050? By supporting the move towards individualised diets; by ensuring the sustainability of the future food system; by improving our understanding of links between food, n ...

    27 November 2014

  15. Engage today to shape tomorrow

    01 Dec 2014 On 27-28 November in Brussels, the JRC organised a conference focusing on the strategic foresight, forecasting and assessment of future technologies. Steered by an international group of experts, the event become a common platform for some 400 ...

    01 December 2014

  16. Global Human Settlement Layer

    GHSL http://ghslsys.jrc.ec.europa.eu/ The main objectives of the Global Human Settlement Layer (GHSL) are: 1) To build a globally-consistent, multi-scale and detailed representation of built-up areas with free public access through standard protocols – no ...

    15 January 2015

  17. European Foresight Platform

    EFP European Foresight Platform On this website there are numerous Briefs regarding the foresight and forecasting of different sectors. The EFP project aims at building a global network of networks bringing together different communities and individual pr ...

    30 April 2014

  18. Still places available for participants to Policy Forum of Concord 2010

    04 Feb 2010 The deadline for registration to participate in the Policy Forum of the European Conference on Corporate Research and Development (CONCORD-2010), focussing on Corporate R&D – An engine for growth, a challenge for European policy, to be hel ...

    04 February 2010

  19. Assessing the economic impact of global warming

    25 Nov 2009 If the climate expected in the 2080s occurred today, the EU would face yearly GDP losses between €20 and €65 billion, depending on the temperature increase in Europe (2.5°C to 5.4°C). This is one of the forecasts of the final report of the PES ...

    25 November 2009

  20. How is Europe doing in clean technologies?

    07 Oct 2009 Today, the JRC launches "SETIS", the online Strategic Energy Technologies (SET-Plan) Information System, which provides the latest research results on the status, forecasts and R&D investment figures for low-carbon technologies. ...

    07 October 2009

  21. Towards new policies on improving the environmental performance of buildings

    23 Apr 2009 The JRC has published a report on possible additional policies aimed at improving the environmental performance of buildings. Authored by Andreas Uihlein and Peter Eder of the JRC Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS), the rep ...

    23 April 2009

  22. EU companies outpace Americans in R&D investment growth for the first time in five years

    15 Oct 2008 The 2008 EU R&D Industrial Investment Scoreboard is now available. R&D investment by EU companies has increased by 8.8% according to the report, published today. This compares to an increase of 8.6% in investment by American companies. ...

    15 October 2008

  23. Launch of the Impact Assessment tools "IA TOOLS" website to the public

    23 Apr 2008 The JRC has opened the Impact Assessment tools website, IA TOOLS, to the public. This online platform provides policy actors and impact assessment practitioners throughout Europe with a repository of guidance, information and best practices fo ...

    23 April 2008

  24. Foresight and knowledge based governance responses to climate change

    07 Mar 2008 The JRC Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS) is a partner in the organisation of the ninth edition of the Bled Forum on Europe, a scientific event involving NGO's, governmental bodies, research institutions and the busin ...

    07 March 2008

  25. Future-Oriented Technology Analysis conference: call for abstracts

    04 Mar 2008 The JRC Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS) organises the Third International Seville Conference on Future-Oriented Technology Analysis (FTA). The 2008 FTA Conference is being organised with specific focus on the “impacts an ...

    17 October 2008