Joint Research Centre (JRC)

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The European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) is a department (Directorate-General, DG) of the European Commission providing independent scientific and technological support for EU policy-making. It works closely on the development of EU legislation with the relevant Commission services, such as the Agricultural, Enterprise, Environment, and Health and Consumer Protection DGs. Knowledge comes from specific application- and issue-oriented research within the seven JRC Institutes and close co-operation with over 1,000 public and private organisations in 150 networks in Member State and enlargement countries. The JRC also liases with non-EU and global scientific and standard-setting bodies.

The JRCs carry out specific “Enlargement and Integration Actions” under which posts are available for researchers from Western Balkans and other candidate and potential candidate countries.