The EU Commission Joint Research Centre Overview and activities Brussels, 12 November 2013. Jocelyne Gaudin Head of Unit Scientific support to Innovation Union, Foresight and International Relations [email protected] Science and the role of the JRC. EC President Barroso:
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Brussels, 12 November 2013
Head of Unit
Scientific support to Innovation Union, Foresight and International Relations
Science and the activitiesrole of the JRC
EC President Barroso:
“… acting as a bridge between policy making, science, society and economy is an invaluable asset of the JRC, given its outreach to so many bodies and organisations inside and outside Europe."
EC Commissioner Geoghegan-Quinn:
“The JRC… delivers scientific excellence, sound advice and key anticipation services…"
JRC Director General Dominique Ristori: the JRC is the European Commission's in-housescience service, providing EU policies with independent, evidence-based scientific and technical support throughout the whole policy cycle.
JRC at a glance activities
JRC key policy areas activities
Science for the financial sector activitiesThe JRC develops scientific models for the financial sector to reduce the probability of systematic crisis. The EC legislative proposal for minimum capital requirements in the banking sector (known as Basel III) and the EC legislative proposal on financial transactions were thoroughly tested using “SYMBOL”, a scientific model developed by the JRC.
Examples of JRC activities:
Supporting EU Policies
Ad-hoc policy support
TEFIS:Techno-economic Foresight for the Information Society
The JRC supports Information Society Technology policies by generating prospective analyses and strategies related to the knowledge society. TEFIS is one such example where emerging trends in Information Society Technologies up to a 15-year time period will be studied, using integrated techno-economic foresight analyses leading to strategic priority-setting.