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Non-nuclear direct actions of the Joint Research Centre

Direction: Global Challenges and European Industrial Competitiveness

The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is the European Commission's science and knowledge service which employs scientists to carry out research in order to provide independent scientific advice and support to EU policy. The aim of this area of Horizon Europe is to generate high-quality scientific evidence for good public policies.


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New initiatives and proposals for EU legislation need transparent, comprehensive and balanced evidence, whereas implementation of policies needs evidence to measure and monitor progress.

The JRC will provide EU policies with independent scientific evidence and technical support throughout the policy cycle. The JRC focuses its research on EU policy priorities.


  • strengthening the knowledge base for policy making;
  • health
  • culture, creativity and inclusive society;
  • digital, industry and space;
  • climate, energy and mobility;
  • food, bioeconomy, natural resources, agriculture and environment;
  • innovation, economic development, and competitiveness;
  • scientific excellence;
  • territorial development and support for EU countries and regions.

The work program for this area will support a number of areas identified in the Horizon Europe strategic plan.

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