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The JRC in Ispra (Italy)

The Joint Research Centre in Ispra is the third biggest European Commission site after Brussels and Luxembourg.

Established in 1960 as a nuclear research site, today it is considered as one of Europe's leading research campuses with many laboratories and unique research infrastructures.

The staff of the Ispra site work on:

Non-nuclear research:

  • Sustainable Resources and Transport
  • Space
  • Security
  • Migration
  • Health and Consumer Protection
  • Energy Efficiency and Climate Change
  • Growth & Innovation

Nuclear research:

  • Nuclear safeguards
  • Non-proliferation and Nuclear security



European Commission – Joint Research Centre

Via Enrico Fermi, 2749

21027 Ispra (VA), Italy



Entrance and daily permits

In order to enter the site, visitors should be always registered and issued a daily permit, delivered to them at our reception upon presentation of an identity document. (Please read the Privacy Statement regarding the collection of personal data from visitors)

  • Daily permits are issued following prior request by a JRC staff member sponsoring the visit.
  • Visitors entering the site with any vehicle have to register it.
  • A special entrance procedure is in place to facilitate the registration and entry on-site of big groups.