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Joint Research Centre (JRC) & JRC Institutes

The mission of the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission (EC) is to provide customer-driven scientific and technical support for the conception, development, implementation and monitoring of European Union policies: As a service of the EC, the JRC functions as a reference centre Union:

List of all actions of the EC.JRC in 2010: search by core areas and priorities, such as energy, nuclear safety & security, or reference materials & measurements:

Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements (IRMM) of the European Commission’s Directorate-General Joint Research Centre, in Geel, Belgium: the mission of the IRMM is to promote a common and reliable European measurement system in support of EU policies:

Institute for Transuranium Elements (ITU), in Karlsruhe, Germany: the mission of ITU is to protect the European citizen against risks associated with the handling and storage of highly radioactive elements. ITU's prime objectives are to serve as a reference centre for basic actinide research, to contribute to an effective safety and safeguards system for the nuclear fuel cycle, and to study technological and medical applications of transuranium:

The mission of the JRC Institute for Energy and Transport (JRC-IET) is to provide support to European Union policies and technology innovation to ensure sustainable, safe, secure and efficient energy production, distribution and use and to foster sustainable and efficient transport in Europe.

Institute for Environment and Sustainability (IES), in Ispra, Italy, is part of the EC.JRC. The aim of IES is to provide scientific and technical support to EU strategies for the protection of the environment contributing to a sustainable development. IES works in close collaboration with EU research laboratories and industries. The combination of complementary expertise in the fields of experimental sciences, modelling, geomatics and remote sensing puts the Institute for Environment and Sustainability (IES) in a strong position to contribute to the implementation of the European Research Area (ERA):

Institute for Health and Consumer Protection (IHCP), in Ispra, Italy, was established in 1998, as one of the seven Institutes of the Directorate General Joint Research Centre (DG.JRC). The IHCP mission is to provide scientific support to the development and implementation of EU policies related to health and consumer protection. The Institute for health and Consumer Protection carry out research to improve the understanding of potential health risks posed by chemicals, biocides, genetically modified organisms, contaminants released from food contact materials and consumer products:

Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS), in Seville, Spain, is one of the 7 scientific institutes of the EC.JRC which was set up in 1994 and has over 100 employees: IPTS focus on analysing the links between technology, economy and society. It provides EU policy makers with techno-economic analysis. Its work focuses on monitoring and analysing science and technology developments and the impact they have on society and the economy. IPTS work is structured along the lines of FP6 and includes a series of auctions in a range of areas: energy, transport, techno-economic foresight, life sciences, information and communications, industrial and clean technologies:









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