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News announcement24 March 2017

JRC’s Work Programme for 2017-2018 adopted

The JRC provides scientific evidence in support of EU policies throughout the entire policy cycle
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The European Commission has adopted the JRC’s Work Programme for 2017-2018, running under Horizon 2020, the current EU Framework Programme for funding research and innovation up to 2020. The key orientations of the JRC work programme, structured in accordance with the political priorities of the Commission, reflect the work the JRC will carry out.

The JRC’s activities across all policy areas will help identify synergies and trade-offs between policies and foster collaborative working. In particular, the JRC will support the Commission’s work on ‘better regulation’, which focuses on designing efficient polices and laws with minimum cost while avoiding overregulation. Being involved in all stages of the policy cycle, from design to implementation, the JRC is well placed to provide evidence for the improved quality of EU legislation.

In support of the Commission's objective of improving the way it manages knowledge and the JRC's strategic focus, the work programme also contains knowledge management activities. These include knowledge centers for territorial policies, disaster risk management, and migration and demography, as well as competence centers on micro-economic evaluation, composite indicators and scoreboards, data and text mining, and modelling.

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Publication date
24 March 2017