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  July 2020  

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How to put cybersecurity at the centre of society: JRC report connects the dots

Everyone has their part to play in securing our digital world, from the child playing online to the policy maker drafting a new regulation, according to a JRC report released today.

 
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Testing the tests: the JRC sends material to South Africa to help ensure accuracy of Covid-19 tests

The JRC-developed control material was shipped to Johannesburg airport for distribution to the South African laboratories that are reference centres for COVID-19 in the country.

 
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10 Tips for Researchers: How to achieve impact on policy

The JRC’s Science for Policy Handbook provides advice on how to bring science to the attention of policy makers.

 
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Upskilling for life after the pandemic: Commission launches new digital competence guidelines

New guidelines to help educators, employers and recruiters ensure Europeans are equipped with the digital skills to thrive in the post-coronavirus world of work.

 
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Coronavirus: Mobility data provides insights into virus spread and containment to help inform future responses

New studies published today by the JRC explain the relationship between human mobility and the spread of coronavirus, as well as the effectiveness of mobility restriction measures to contain the pandemic.

 
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Coronavirus pandemic reveals large differences in the prevalence of telework across the EU

Telework has reached a tipping point as more and more companies and institutions have introduced this work arrangement in an effort to keep their employees safe, while ensuring the continued delivery of critical services.

 
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Competences for life: the skills you need to cope with complexity

People who nurture certain personal, social and learning skills will be better prepared to face the challenges of today’s society and grasp the opportunities that change brings.

 
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Innovation and local tourism key to re-design Europe’s cultural and creative cities

European cities with a high share of cultural and creative jobs are particularly exposed to the economic impacts of the coronavirus crisis

 
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Clampdown on delayed government payments provides tangible boost to EU economy

Regulating late payments from governments to their suppliers in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis and the subsequent recession slashed bankruptcies, lifted employment levels and advanced innovation in the EU.

This is the finding of a recently published study by researchers from the JRC, the University of Genoa, and the Marche Polytechnic University.

 
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2020 Cancer incidence and mortality in EU-27 countries

Today, the JRC released the 2020 estimates on the burden of cancer in the EU. Female breast cancer is still estimated to be the most commonly diagnosed cancer.

 
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European Atlas of Natural Radiation: new maps show levels of natural radioactivity where you live

The European Atlas of Natural Radiation provides harmonised data on levels of natural radiation across the EU.

 
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New tool to continue tracking freshwater ecosystems during coronavirus

The Freshwater Ecosystems Explorer allows countries to continue to track, monitor, and improve the health of freshwater ecosystems, despite limited movement during the coronavirus pandemic.

 
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The European Atomic Energy Community and India sign an agreement for R&D cooperation in the peaceful use of nuclear energy

On the occasion of the EU-India Summit via video conference of 15 July, the European Atomic Energy Community and the Government of India signed an agreement.

 
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Publications
2019 Annual Report published: how the JRC’s routine operations led to it stepping up when the crisis hit

JRC science supports a wide range of policies to achieve a more competitive, fair, sustainable and influential Europe

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We want to hear from you
Work in food or agriculture? We want to hear how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting your business

The JRC has launched a survey to monitor the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on the EU’s agricultural-food supply chain - from farm to fork.

The survey targets companies and businesses (including small enterprises and farmers) active in the production, distribution, processing, wholesale or retail stages of the agri-food supply chain.

The aim is to investigate the resilience, constraints and responses of operators to COVID-19, all along the chain.    

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Events
Digital summer school on sustainable finance

Policymakers need to react to the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. This summer school intends to aid policymakers in creating stimulus packages, which also help to achieve climate, environmental and societal policy goals.

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Date 01/09/2020 - 03/09/2020
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Upcoming events
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, many events are being postponed, cancelled or conducted remotely. For the latest information on upcoming events from the JRC, please check the JRC Science Hub events page .
 
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Commissioner's monthly update

This newsletter has the latest news, and information on calls and collaborations, from across Commissioner Mariya Gabriel's portfolio covering Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth.

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Science and Policy: What's on the EU's agenda?
This monthly briefing addressed to the scientific community gives an overview on the activities of the European institutions, takes stock of the most important scientific conferences and meetings with significant policy implications and, against this background, also presents the most recent news and highlights about the JRC.

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Calls and collaborations
We are looking for makers, thinkers and tinkerers for our makerspace

JRC makerspace is offering 2 places to EU-based makers in our new makers-in-residence programme.

If you're a maker who has never visited an EU Commission research facility and wants to venture on a journey spanning science, technology and art, the JRC makers-in-residence programme could help you to have a unique experience.

Apply online before 31 July 2020.

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