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.
Every month the JRC Science & Policy Briefing offers an overview of "What's on the EU's agenda", focusing on the activities of the European Institutions, on European and International Conferences/Meetings and on JRC news/press releases
The JRC's ChemAgora web portal provides search capabilities to retrieve chemical data from a plethora of online resources enabling users to access both regulatory information on chemicals and public databases on chemical properties.
ChemAgora is intended to support chemical risk assessment activities by assisting stakeholders to gain a quick overview of globally available data about chemicals they are interested in. This speeds up the process of data discovery and saves valuable resources.
The Commission unveiled a new plan this week, laying out paths to EU membership for the Western Balkans countries.
Through democratic, political, economic and societal improvements, the Western Balkan partners have a real and credible prospect of joining the EU in the coming years.
The EU is committed to supporting them on that journey. As the European Commission's science and knowledge service, the JRC has a key role in these efforts.
The JRC has published a report on the minimum quality requirements for the use of treated waste water for agricultural purposes.
This science for policy report will be used as basis for defining EU legislation on the reuse of water in agriculture.