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.
The JRC has contributed to the recent United Nations Synthesis Report on progress made towards reaching Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation), which will be used as the basis for discussions at the High-level Political Forum 2018 to be held this month.
The European Commission has created a group of experts on the licensing and valuation of standard essential patents (SEPs) and opened a call for applications for membership.
The aim of the group is to increase expertise and know-how about the determination of fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory (FRAND) licensing terms, as well as the sound valuation of intellectual property, including in the context of the digitisation of the economy.
This workshop will showcase the main developments of various non-EU countries in the Americas, Asia, Oceania and Africa in the implementation and/or adaptation of Smart Specialisation approach.
The June edition of the JRC's Anomaly Hotspots of Agricultural Production (ASAP) assessment, which was published yesterday, reports that several countries in the Middle East and Central Asia are suffering from dry conditions. Below average crop production is expected in large parts of Southern Africa, while exceptional rainfall and storms have caused floods in Eastern Africa. The crop outlook is good for much of North Africa, Central America and South-East Asia.
Main findings of the June overview