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 European Union consists of almost 300 diverse regions.
How can our regions be more competitive?
The majority of Europe’s population lives in urban areas, and this number is rapidly increasing.
How can we improve quality of life for European citizens?
The Knowledge Centre for Territorial Policies aims at providing the right information to help answer these questions.
It aims to gather, manage and make sense of the vast amount of knowledge available on European cities and regions.