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FP6 Launch Conference Istanbul 24 & 25 April 2003. Prof. Jean-Paul Malingreau Head of Unit, Directorate of Science Strategy. Towards EU Membership. Enlargement is a most important opportunity for the EU and the States concerned.

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Fp6 launch conference istanbul 24 25 april 2003
FP6 Launch ConferenceIstanbul 24 & 25 April 2003

Prof. Jean-Paul Malingreau Head of Unit, Directorate of Science Strategy

Towards EU Membership

  • Enlargement is a most important opportunity for the EU and the States concerned.

  • Turkey is a Candidate Country. It has set up a comprehensive programme for the adoption of EU acquis.

  • During the period 2004-2006 EU pre-accession financial assistance will focus on supporting Turkey’s efforts to meet the Copenhagen criteria, and in particular to strengthening institutional capacity and investment related to the adoption of the acquis.

  • In the course of 2003, Turkey starts to participate in several Community programmes including the Sixth Framework Programme on ResearchFP6.


The Organisation of the DG-JRC

7 Institutes in 5 Member States

IE - Petten The Netherlands

- Institute for EnergyStaff:  180

IRMM- Geel Belgium

- Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements

Staff:  220

ITU - Karlsruhe Germany

- Institute for Transuranium Elements

Staff:  250

IPSC - IHCP - IES - IspraItaly

- Institute for the Protection and the Security of the Citizen

- Institute for Health and Consumer Protection

- Institute for Environment and Sustainability

Staff:  350, 250, 370

IPTS -SevilleSpain

- Institute for Prospective Technological StudiesStaff:  100

Total staff:  2200 Total budget:  300 ME/y

The Mission of the JRC

… to provide customer-driven scientific and technical support for the conception, development, implementation and monitoring

of EU policies ….

The JRC functions as science and technology

reference centre for the EU

independent of commercial

and national interests...

The rationale

  • More than 20% of all EU legislation has a significant S&T basis (e.g. food, chemicals, environment, energy)

    • Advanced analytical requirements, e.g. GMOs

    • Harmonization - Best practice - Validation - Risk

    • Nuclear Package

  • DG JRC provides in-house scientific and technical support to Community policymaking, in partnership with Policy DGs and EU Member States, Candidate Countries and Associated States

  • The Competencies of the JRC

    I) Food, Chemical Products and Health

    II) Environment and Sustainability

    III) Nuclear Safety and Security

    IV) Cross-cutting (Public Security and Anti-Fraud, ReferenceMaterials and Measurements, Prospective Studies)





    % of total JRC-FP6 budget (1045 ME)

    Collaboration with turkey
    Collaboration with Turkey

    • 11 Turkish research groups are collaborating with the JRC within FP5 projects in the following areas:

      • Environment (soil protection, water, air, emissions, renewable energies)

      • Agriculture (control with remote sensing)

      • Prospective studies and technology foresight

      • Health and Food

    Present cooperation with turkey
    Present Cooperation with Turkey

    • In 2002, 50 Turkish experts have been involved in workshops and advanced training courses organised by the JRC, which deal with scientific and technical issues of EU policies

    Structure of the JRC Work Programme2003-2006

    • 3 core areas:

      • Food, chemical products and health

      • Environment and sustainability

      • Nuclear activities (EURATOM)

    • 3 horizontal activities:

      • Technology foresight

      • Reference materials and measurements

      • Public security and anti-fraud

    The Work Programme Priorities







    • 7.ENERGY






    Rationale Behind Choice of Priorities

    All priorities comply with 3 basic criteria:

    a. The policy area has a clear need for S&T support

    b. The customers have requested JRC support

    c. The added value of the JRC is clearly in evidence

    JRC Food and Feed Activities


    Validation of biomedical tests and alternative methods

    Food and feed products, biotechnology, GMOs

    Toxicological and chemical analysis

    Biomedical materials and systems

    Quick Response: Example BSE

    • Evaluation / validation of BSE post-mortem

      tests to identify best EU standard

      ( > 10.000 samples were produced

      by IRMM in very short time)

    • Determination of the presence of animal

      meat in feed-stuff (validation of existing


    • Determination of an appropriate heat

      treatment of animal waste

    European Network of GMO Laboratories

    • Start date: 14/07/2000

    • Co-ordination of the European Network of GMO laboratories (38 enforcement laboratories)

    • European Community Reference laboratory for the GMO food and

    • feed regulation

    • Production of reference materials

    • Protocols for validation studies, proficiency testing

    • Information collection/dissemination (molecular register, on line access to databases etc.)

    • Training

    FLASH:Bioresponse WG to report on GMOs use in emergency preparedness for terrorist attack

    Priority 1.3 - Safety of chemicals

    • S/T support to legislation on chemicals

    • Contribute to development of new information system on chemicals (REACH)

    • Validate and harmonise risk assessment methodologies

    • European Chemicals Bureau (ECB)

    • Evaluate human exposure to chemicals

    • Centre for the Validation of Alternative Methods (ECVAM)

    Priority 1.4 - Contributions to Health

    • A growing area of interest for the JRC in support to the forthcoming EU strategy.

    • During FP6, strong focus on exposure to chemical and physical agents (UV, EMF, noise)

    • Methodologies for combined exposure analysis

    • Effort to set up an EU-wide research programme on envirogenomics

    Priority 2.1 Protection of the European Environment

    ISA 2.11 Air quality and environmental radioactivity (4 actions)

    ISA 2.12 Water quality and aquatic ecosystems (4 actions)

    ISA 2.13 Soils and waste management (3 actions)

    ISA 2.14 Land resources (2 actions)

    ISA 2.15 Integration of sustainability in other policy areas (5 actions)

    • S/T support to legislation related to air, soil and water quality

    • access, inter-calibrate and harmonise measurement systems

    • sustainable management of land and water resources

    • support to Infrastructure for Spatial Information in Europe (INSPIRE) initiative

    • impacts associated with the management of waste

    • contribute to the Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (GMES) initiative

    Priority 2.1 Protection of the European Environment

    • S/T support to legislation related to air, soil and water quality

    • access, inter-calibrate and harmonise measurement systems

    • sustainable management of land and water resources

    • support to Infrastructure for Spatial Information in Europe (INSPIRE) initiative

    • impacts associated with the management of waste

    • contribute to the Global Monitoring for Environment and Security

    • (GMES) initiative

    Inland and Marine Waters

    • Provision of scientific and technical support to the EU strategies for the protection and sustainability of aquatic ecosystems and engineeredwaters employing an integrated approach involving:

    • data acquisition (measurement, remote sensing, pathogen detection),

    • modelling (physical, biological, chemical) and

    • assessment (ecological quality assessment, biological responses of stress, environmental indicators, degradability of organics in waste treatment).

    • Emphasis is placed in support of the implementation of EU policies:

      • Water Framework Directive

      • Urban Wastewater Directive

      • Nitrate Directive

      • Drinking Water Directive

      • Bathing Water Directives

    European Spatial Data Infrastructure

    Meteo data


    Technical Support

    to GI policy


    Europe is moving 3cm/ year

    Different Policies and standards

    Standards implementation

    GI Institutional


    GI technical


    Different sea level in Europe

    Spatial Data Infrastructure

    Technical Support

    To data set creation

    GIS for Natura 2000




    Fundamental GI data sets

    GIS to manage Natura2000 sites

    Needs to create european spatial data sets

    eEurope : eGovernement on line

    Land Cover

    Inventory, Regulations and Environmental Impact of Mining Waste in Candidate Countries


    • Develop and test a country-wide approach to the inventory and assessment of environmental impacts associated to the production and management of mining waste

    • Learn from experience in the Candidate Countries and call for comments, suggestions and input

    • Agree on methodological procedures and establish a platform for information exchange to collect, use, compare and deliver back data

    Forest Mapping Waste in Candidate Countries

    Renewable Energies: Project SOLAREC Waste in Candidate Countries

    • SolarElectricity (1) (Photovoltaic Conversion)

      European Solar Test Installation EN45001 accredited

      • Materials and Device Technology

      • Reference Measurements

      • Systems Integration

      • Promotion and Efficient use of Renewable Electricity

    Horizontal Priority 4.3 Waste in Candidate CountriesPublic Security and Anti-fraud

    ISA4.31 Antifraud and monitoring compliance with EU regulations in selected priorities (6 actions)

    ISA 4.32 Support to cybersecurity (3 actions)

    ISA 4.33 Technological and natural risks (9 actions)

    ISA 4.34 Support Commission objectives in humanitarian aid and assistance

    (4 actions)

    • development of tools for detecting fraud or non-compliance

    • evaluate, disseminate and harmonise methods in support of EU control obligations

    • support technical implementation of the EU regulatory framework for privacy protection of citizens in on-line transactions

    • contribute to development of a European framework for forecasting, assessing, managing and reducing risk

    • support to measures aimed at promoting peace, stability and the security of Europe

    Activities: Waste in Candidate Countries

    Agricultural surveillance by remote sensing

    Humanitarian Protection

    ELSA (European Laboratory for Structural Assessment)

    Non-proliferation and nuclear security

    Manangement of technological and economic risk

    Cyber-security and anti-fraud

    Integrated Assessment of Flood Mitigation Waste in Candidate CountriesMeasures (LISFLOOD)

    • The JRC analysed flood mitigation scenarios to reduce flood risk and assess damage in the Oder catchment (in cooperation with the Oder Commission)

    • Aims at forecasts up to one week (current standard: two days)

    • Further studies are planned for the Elbe, Danube and other trans-boundary river systems

    • Long-term plan: gradual development of a pan-European system

    Land use map

    of the Oder

    • The JRC’s work programme: Waste in Candidate Countries

    • is designed to support the specific needs of EU policy makers

    • depends on the facilities and expertise of its 7 specialised institutes to deal with complex scientific issues

    • provides a Commission service free from national and other interests

    • relies on a broad network of partners in Member States Applicant Countries, and third countries.

    • Strategic Objectives:

      • To help the CCs in dealing faster with the “EU acquis” in areas of JRC competence

      • To contribute to the development of the “European Research Area”

    • Main Target:

      • To achieve full working involvement between the Candidate Countries and the JRC, consistent with the level enjoyed by current MS

    Prepare for the eu acquis
    Prepare for the EU Acquis Waste in Candidate Countries

    • JRC work linked to several EU Directives and Regulations (over 20 Bureaus and Ref. Centres)

    • Through the JRC Candidate Countries can be faster associated to the development of EU’s best available methods and techniques

    • Link with EU Pre-accession Instruments (Phare, Taiex, ISPA, Sapard)

    Join into the european research area
    Join into the European Research Area Waste in Candidate Countries

    • Networking (e.g. in response to the CFPs instruments for FP6)

    • Training through research (taking advantage of JRC large and unique infrastructures and networks)

    • Mobility (various schemes available including Marie-Curie fellows)

    • Knowledge dissemination and sharing (in particular within networks of reference)

    • Access to unique Research Infrastructures

    • Main Instruments:

  • 1. Extend JRC core projects to focus on specific CC needs

  • 2. Involve CC organisations in JRC networks 3. Host visiting scientists, experts, research fellows

  • 4. Advanced training courses and workshops

  • 5. Information and awareness actions

  • Partners in Project Networks (Inst.+Comp.) Waste in Candidate Countries

    By end FP5, JRC partners in CC = 280 = 11% of total (almost negligible at the beginning of FP5)

    Cooperation in fp6 calls for proposals

    JRC applies to FP6 calls on “equal footing” and on “competitive basis” ‘equal to all other organisations)

    Detailed Information on JRC Workplan 2003 is available on http://projects.jrc.cec.eu.int

    Possible proposals for submission of joint proposals could be routed via either the the JRC institutes, DSS (Brussels) or NCP (or vice-versa)

    Offers for cooperation will be considered

    Cooperation in FP6 Calls for Proposals

    JRC Enlargement Action 2003 “competitive basis” ‘equal to all other organisations)

    JRC Enlargement Action 2003 “competitive basis” ‘equal to all other organisations)Collaboration and Advanced Training

    • http://www.jrc.cec.eu.int/enlargement/action2003- 64 job openings for Detached National experts and Visiting Scientists- Deadline for application : 16.06.03- Modalities: forms online to be submitted by (exclusively) by e-mail to contacts indicated- Reply by at the latest September 03- Subsequent establishment of reserve list

    JRC Enlargement Action 2003 “competitive basis” ‘equal to all other organisations)

    • Areas Covered:- environment- food- chemical products and health- nuclear safety and safeguards- reference materials and measurements- public security and antifraud- prospective studies and technology foresight

    Visiting scientists
    Visiting Scientists “competitive basis” ‘equal to all other organisations)

    • Very-high scientific qualifications. Basic requirements:

      • a) professor in sabbatical period

      • b) research staff from public research entities

      • c) senior scientist > 10y post-doc or > 16y post-graduate

    • Duration: 1 year + 1 (exceptionally)

    • Procedure usually takes 3-6 months

    Detached national experts
    Detached National Experts “competitive basis” ‘equal to all other organisations)

    • Preference from public entities (Public Research Centres, Universities, Ministries)

    • Contract duration: Min six months - Max four years

    • Daily allowance + travels, etc.

    • Exchange of letters with permanent representations

    • Procedure usually takes about 6 months

    Research fellows
    Research Fellows “competitive basis” ‘equal to all other organisations)

    • Good CV required, grant-holders should submit an application to specific open calls

    • Project within JRC workprogramme

    • Cost (depends on JRC site)

      • Category 20 (post-graduate):

      • Category 30 (post-doctor): Cat. 20: 3 years, Cat 30: 2 years (Phd)

      • Procedure usually takes 6 months

    • R.Fellow selected via Open Call (to be launched May/June)

    Marie curie fellows
    (Marie Curie) Fellows “competitive basis” ‘equal to all other organisations)

    • Host-driven e.g.training sites

    • Individual fellowships

    • Application to Marie Curie scheme: www.cordis.lu/improving/fellowships/home.htm

    JRC Enlargement Action 2003 (ctd) “competitive basis” ‘equal to all other organisations)

    • http://www.jrc.cec.eu.int/enlargement/action2003-72 workshops and advanced training courses

    • Participation upon nomination via the level of National Contact Points and Scientific Attachés at CC Missions to the EU

    Whom to contact, where? “competitive basis” ‘equal to all other organisations)

    Gateway: http://www.jrc.cec.eu.int./enlargement

    Whom to contact at the Institutes:

    [email protected]

    [email protected]

    IHCP [email protected]

    IPTS [email protected]

    EI [email protected]

    [email protected]

    [email protected]

    HoU (WP):[email protected]

    National Contact Points for the JRC: (see web site)

    [email protected]

    RD (administration) :[email protected]

    DSS (coordination):[email protected]

    HoU (Enl.):[email protected]

    Follow up in fp6 2003 2006
    Follow-Up in FP6 (2003-2006) “competitive basis” ‘equal to all other organisations)

    • JRC Enlargement Action will continue with the same types of instruments over a larger number of JRC competencies

    • Plans for 2003 published on the JRC website since March 12th

    • New facility for very short stays (up to 1 week) set up

    • Consistent with EC policy, start involving other European countries (non-Candidate) in well-defined cases

    • Stronger collaboration is being sought with the Marie Curie Programme for attracting young researchers from CC