We are doing science for policy
The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is the European Commission's science and knowledge service which employs scientists to carry out research in order to provide independent scientific advice and support to EU policy.
Using digital technologies for learning in schools improves parents' perceptions of these technologies, which in turn helps children's digital learning and supports a healthier and more meaningful use of digital devices.
Services of European Commission, the Joint Research Centre and Directorate‑General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology, have initiated a study on the Interaction between Open Source Software and Fair, Reasonable and Non-Discriminatory (FRAND) licensing in Standardisation. The study will be carried out in collaboration with the Fraunhofer Institute of Open Communication System FOKUS and the Open Invention Network.
Amongst other research items, the study includes a set of practical case studies and a stakeholder workshop. The study will be finalized in 2019.
Li-ion batteries can still be useful as low-cost energy storage after their first use in electric vehicles.
The research project LibforSecUse aims to develop secure procedures and supporting metrological infrastructures to measure Li-ion batteries residual capacity.
Such procedures are needed to test if it is economically and ecologically reasonable to use large numbers of used Li-ion batteries as energy storage.
How agricultural residues can be used to help meet local energy needs in Africa was discussed at a scientific workshop held in Dakar (Senegal) last November organised by the JRC, the Université Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar and the Université Assane Seck de Ziguinchor. The discussion was framed within a Water-Energy-Food-Ecosystems (WEFE) nexus* approach, which explores the complex interactions between the water, food (agriculture) and energy sectors and ecosystems.