Skip to main content

Joint Research Centre

The Joint Research Centre is the Commission's science and knowledge service. The JRC employs scientists to carry out research in order to provide independent scientific advice and support to EU policy.


All news from this department


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

Leadership and organisation

Joint Research Centre - Organisation chart
(957.86 KB - PDF)


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