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Joint Research Centre

The JRC provides independent, evidence-based knowledge and science, supporting EU policies to positively impact society. 


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Research and innovation

  • create, manage and make sense of knowledge to support European policies with independent evidence
  • develop innovative tools and make them available to policy makers
  • anticipate emerging issues that need to be addressed at EU level and understand policy environments
  • share know-how with EU countries, the scientific community and international partners
  • contributes to the overall objective of Horizon 2020
  • conduct Euratom-funded research on nuclear safety and security to contribute to the transition to a carbon-free economy

Mission statement

Plans and reports

Commission work programme - overview of institution-wide deliverables for current year

Strategic plan - department strategy, objectives for 2020-2024

Management plan - department forecasted outputs, activities, resources for current year

Annual activity report - department achievements, resources used during previous year

JRC Work Programme 2021 -2022 - brochure illustrating what the JRC is working on with some short, concrete examples of both new and already ongoing activities.

Leadership and organisation

9 JANUARY 2023
Joint Research Centre - Organisation chart
(969.35 KB - PDF)
13 DECEMBER 2022
Members of the JRC Board of Governors


Joint Research Centre
Phone number
+32 2 299 11 11 (Commission switchboard)
Postal address
European Commission, Rue du Champ de Mars 21, 1050 Brussels, Belgium