European Commission Joint Research Centre

JRC_logo The JRC ( is a Directorate-General of the European Commission. Its mission is to provide customer-driven scientific and technical support for the conception, development, implementation and monitoring of EU policies.

As a service of the European Commission, the JRC functions as a reference centre of science and technology for the Union. Close to the policy-making process, it serves the common interest of the Member States, while being independent of special interests, whether private or national. The mission of the Institute for Environment and Sustainability (IES) is to provide scientific-technical support to the European Union’s policies for the protection and sustainable development of the European and global environment.

Address Joint Research Centre – External Communication 1049 Brussels – Belgium