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News announcement25 June 2021

Take a 360° virtual tour of the JRC’s visitors’ centre

New fully immersive virtual tour lets anyone explore the JRC’s work, wherever they are in the world.

The visitors' centre's interactive exhibitions and activities give insights into the work that the European Commission's scientists do.
The visitors' centre's interactive exhibitions and activities give insights into the work that the European Commission's scientists do.
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The JRC has launched a fully immersive virtual tour of its visitors’ centre, using the latest 360° video technology to let anyone explore the JRC’s work, wherever they are in the world.

​The visitors' centre's interactive exhibitions and activities give insights into the work that the European Commission's scientists do and how it is helping inform major policies that have an impact on our daily lives - from food safety to new green energy technologies.

Explore what we do to help tackle today’s and tomorrow’s challenges

After loading the tour, you can walk through the centre and use different interactive monitors to explore themes like 'health and consumer protection' or 'safety and security'.

You can even visit a virtual crisis room, and find out what the JRC is doing to enhance the EU and Member States' capacity to prevent, prepare and respond to emergencies.

After loading the tour, you can walk through the centre and explore different themes.
After loading the tour, you can walk through the centre and explore different themes.
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There are also quizzes and games where you can test your knowledge on topics like radioactivity, everyday products and food science.

At the '2050 Game Corner', visitors can make virtual choices like what to have for breakfast, how to get to work, how to spend free time and where to go shopping, and learn how these everyday choices can have far-reaching impacts.

Many factors influence how we will live in 2050: the game shows how the choices we make today could shape our future in the coming decades.

Visit the JRC’s labs, virtually

As well as offering a unique visit opportunity to schools, universities and other groups that used to physically visit the centre, the virtual tour is interesting for anyone, from policymakers to journalists, who would like to get an insight into JRC work.

The tour is a portal that lets you dive into a virtual tour of 12 JRC laboratories that have also been rendered in 360°. Five additional tours of other JRC labs are under preparation, with many more possibilities in the pipeline.

You can also explore a wealth of content and learn more about our activities at the JRC Digital Media Hub. The JRC is also focusing on school digital outreach, including through developing 'Massive Open Online Courses' (MOOCs) on topics like invasive alien species and biodiversity, available on the EU Academy.

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Publication date
25 June 2021