Special prizes donated by the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre

The Joint Research Centre: kindly offers a two day stay at its Ispra site in Italy for 3 projects (up to nine students).

The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is the European Commission’s science and knowledge service. It performs direct scientific research and provides evidence-based and independent scientific advice to European policy makers helping them to make informed decisions.

EU policies that address global and societal challenges – such as financial stability, climate change, food security, water availability or the ageing society – need to be based more and more on a solid scientific understanding. In close cooperation with international partners, the JRC elaborates models and scenarios to assess policy options while stimulating innovation through developing new methods, tools and standards.

The work of the JRC has a direct impact on the lives of European citizens. It promotes a healthy and safe environment, secure energy supplies, sustainable mobility and consumer safety, and helps improve preparedness and response to natural and man-made disasters.

Serving society, stimulating innovation, supporting legislation

The JRC’s headquarters are in Brussels and its seven scientific directorates, which host specialist and unique laboratories, are located on sites in Belgium, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Spain.

The JRC award will allow the participants from three successful projects to spend two days at its facilities in Ispra, Italy shadowing scientists from all over Europe according to the interests of the prize winners.