When policymakers create laws that affect millions of Europeans, how can they be confident that these laws will help people live better and safely? What source of information can they rely on? Who can they trust?
Scientists of the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) carry out research in various fields to provide independent advice to EU policymakers and put science at the heart of European policies.
We are working every day to make European policies grounded in science.
A first-time panoramic look at Small Island Developing States (SIDS) shows a drastic increase in coastal flood risk due to rising sea levels caused by climate change, a JRC-led study says.
The EU is an example of investment in soil research, overall soil health and sustainable soil management, a review of 40 years of EU-funded soil research shows.
Over time, nuclear research achieved important results also in fields that are unrelated with energy, such as nuclear forensics and healthcare.
The gap between countries’ and global models' measuring shows net-zero emissions need to be achieved earlier, up to five years before previously estimated target dates.
What we do
Our science and knowledge activities clustered into 33 portfolios that support the 6 Commission priorities for 2019-24.
JRC Publications Repository: Science-for-Policy reports, articles, technical reports and other scientific outputs.
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