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  1. Science and technology studies

    As the EU relies on science, technology and innovation to secure its present and develop its future, reflecting on and anticipating societal impacts arising from current narratives embodied in EU policy is essential to ensure trust among citizens. Preside ...

    20 April 2015

  2. Research and innovation policies

    The JRC supports the development of the Innovation Union, as part of ensuring "smart growth" in the EU. Innovation Union policies must be based on robust analyses of up-to-date, reliable information, taking into consideration the interrelation b ...

    02 September 2015

  3. The JRC and Central European University initiate scientific cooperation

    24 Jun 2016 On 24 June 2016, the JRC and Central European University (CEU) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that establishes the basis for future collaboration in a series of areas of common interest. The two organisations will work together in ...

    24 June 2016

  4. STS Contro-Corrente Seminars: Prof. ALAN IRWIN, Copenhagen Business School

    15 Oct 2015 with discussants: Jerome Ravetz, Oxford Silvio Funtowicz, Univ. of Bergen, NO This talk sets out to explore the relationship between the still developing phenomenon of citizen science and what I will refer to as ‘scientific citizenship’. Are t ...

    30 September 2015

  5. Commission helps regions join forces to invest in industrial modernisation

    02 Jun 2016 On 2 June during the Smart Regions conference, the European Commission launched the Smart Specialisation Platform for Industrial Modernisation. This new initiative offers hands-on support to regions to foster interregional cooperation based on ...

    02 June 2016

  6. STS Contro-Corrente Seminar: DataBust, Dissecting Big Data Practices and Imaginaries

    21 Jun 2016 Speaker: Judith Simon, IT University Copenhagen Discussant: Gernot Rieder, IT University of Copenhagen   Across both public and private domains, Big Data continues to generate great interest. Glorified by some and demonized by others, modern d ...

    02 May 2016

  7. Digital technologies and social innovation trigger the success of social services

    17 May 2016 A social enterprise recruits homeless people to work as tourist guides and uses the web to raise awareness about homelessness. Another one supports welfare beneficiaries by training selected individuals living with long-term conditions to help ...

    17 May 2016

  8. JOPRAD Mid-Term Workshop 2016

    07 Sep 2016 to 08 Sep 2016 The JOPRAD consortium would like to invite you to its Mid-Term Workshop that will be held on the 7-8 th September 2016 at the Congress Centre, Prague, Czech Republic. The Mid-Term Workshop will enable “programme owners” and “pro ...

    12 April 2016

  9. Developing the next generation of batteries

    18 May 2016 FiveVB is a consortium founded by the European Green Vehicle Initiative (EGVI) within Horizon 2020 program. The JRC plays an active role in the characterization of the newly developed 5 V battery technology. The batteries, manufactured by the ...

    18 May 2016

  10. Improving research systems: how to link funding and performance?

    03 May 2016 Concentrating resources in well-performing teams can bring about new products and ideas and thus enhance benefit to societies. In the last decade, European countries with research performance-based funding (RPBF) systems in place have consiste ...

    03 May 2016

  11. HOTLAB 2016- Annual meeting on hot laboratories and remote handling

    02 Oct 2016 to 06 Oct 2016 JRC-ITU Safety of Irradiated Nuclear Materials unit has the pleasure to organise the HOTLAB 2016 Conference, the 53 rd Annual meeting on 'hot' laboratories and remote handling. HOTLAB 2016 will take place at the Leonar ...

    06 March 2016

  12. Self-healing capacity of nuclear glass observed by NMR spectroscopy

    Safe management by vitrification of high level nuclear waste is a worldwide significant issue selected by many countries. There exists a crucial need for improving our understanding of the ageing of the glass under irradiation. While external irradiation ...

    19 June 2016

  13. GGA+U study of uranium mononitride: A comparison of the U-ramping and occupation matrix schemes and incorporation energies of fission products

    Uranium mononitride is studied in the DFT+U framework. Its ground state is investigated and a study of the incorporation of diverse fission products in the matrix is conducted. Due to the existence of metastable states, a procedure has to be implemented t ...

    26 June 2016

  14. Evidence for lattice strain and non-ideal behaviour in the (La1-xEux)PO4 solid solution from X-ray diffraction and vibrational spectroscopy

    The monazite-type solid solution of LaPO4 and EuPO4 has been studied by X-ray and spectroscopic (infrared, Raman) techniques. The results all show deviations from ideal behaviour that have been interpreted in terms of lattice strains resulting from the io ...

    15 June 2016

  15. Intersemester Course: Nuclear Fuels- EURATOM Coordination and Support Action GENTLE

    06 Jun 2016 to 10 Jun 2016 Introduction and Scope The course comprises: Lectures by experts Laboratory visits with practical training The course focuses on Nuclear Fuels. It is open to all interested (post-) graduate students of academic/research institut ...

    01 February 2016

  16. DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM OPERATORS OBSERVATORY: From European Electricity Distribution Systems to Representative Distribution Networks

    The European electricity sector is undergoing radical changes in every segment of the power industry, from generation to supply. Ambitious policy goals set at European level to enhance the competitiveness, security and sustainability of the EU's ener ...

    10 June 2016

  17. JRC Data Catalogue – making open science a reality

    14 Mar 2016 Research data produced by the JRC or in cooperation with other partners is now publicly available, in support of the European Commission’s strategy on Open Science for improved circulation of knowledge and thus innovation for generating growth ...

    14 March 2016

  18. Implementing Smart Specialisation in Sparsely Populated Areas

    This Working Paper explores Research and Innovation Strategies for Smart Specialisation (RIS3) in Sparsely Populated Areas (SPA). The paper discusses the most significant elements of Smart Specialisation (S3) in SPA focusing on its theoretical background ...

    24 May 2016

  19. Smart Stories- Implementing Smart Specialisation across Europe

    The insight that this booklet provides- thanks to the precious contribution of national and regional authorities- shows that smart specialisation has gone far beyond the mere fulfilment of the ex-ante conditionality criteria linked to Cohesion policy allo ...

    02 June 2016

  20. The Future of Work in the ‘Sharing Economy’. Market Efficiency and Equitable Opportunities or Unfair Precarisation?

    This critical and scoping review essay analyses digital labour markets where labour-intensive services are traded by matching requesters (employers and/or consumers) and providers (workers). It focuses on digital labour markets which allow the remote deli ...

    01 June 2016

  21. New Currents in Science: The Challenges of Quality

    03 Mar 2016 to 04 Mar 2016 Each sector of science now has distinct challenges of quality.  For scientific research, it is reproducibility; for application, consequences; for science advice, acceptability; and for the autonomous ‘citizen’ and ‘DIY’ science ...

    01 March 2016

  22. Research and Innovation Observatory

    RIO https://rio.jrc.ec.europa.eu/ The Research and Innovation Observatory (RIO) is an initiative of the European Commission to monitor and analyse research and innovation developments at country and EU levels to support better policy making in Europe. DG ...

    16 October 2015

  23. NanoBiotechnology laboratory

    The JRC has up-to-date equipped laboratories to investigate nanomaterials safety as well as the detection, identification and characterisation of nanomaterials in food and consumer products. Its work focuses on a science-based understanding of nanomateria ...

    17 June 2016

  24. 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

  25. Universities and RIS3: the case of Catalonia and the RIS3CAT Communities Smart Specialisation Policy Brief No. 18/2016

    The study allows extrapolations relevant to other EU regions and to furthering the conceptual RIS3 framework. • The EDP must be intended as continuous process that goes from priority identification to the definition and implementation of policy instrument ...

    14 May 2016