Joint Research Centre - JRC

The European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) is a department (Directorate-General, DG) of the European Commission providing independent scientific and technological support for EU policy-making. It works closely on the development of EU legislation with the relevant Commission services, such as the Agricultural, Enterprise, Environment, and Health and Consumer Protection DGs. Knowledge comes from specific application- and issue-oriented research within the seven JRC Institutes and close co-operation with over 1000 public and private organisations in 150 networks in Member State and applicant countries. The JRC also liases with non-EU and global scientific and standard-setting bodies.

JRC also carry out specific "Enlargement and Integration Actions" under which posts are available for researchers from Western Balkan countries and other candidate and potential candidate countries.

The JRC Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (located in Seville, Spain) is also partner in WBC-INCO.NET.