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EASAC continues collaboration with EU Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC)


On 30 September, EASAC and the JRC, The European Commission's in-house science service, renewed their Letter of Intent to collaborate for another three years. The two organisations have been collaborating since September 2011 in order to create closer links between national science academies of EU member states and the European Union’s policy-making process.

During the past 3 years, joint projects included working groups and reports on the "Impact of Engineered Nanomaterials on Health: Considerations for Benefit-Risk Assessment" in 2011, and on “Management of Spent Nuclear Fuel and its Waste” in 2014.

A joint working group on "Marine Sustainability" is currently compiling a report, due for publication in spring 2015.

EASAC and the JRC also liaised on a brainstorming meeting with the Global Young Academy (GYA) in July 2014 where workshop participants were tasked with thinking of the unthinkable and of how the sciences and other academic disciplines could be integrated to help improve the preparedness to face future challenges.

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