First joint report on safety aspects of nanomaterials published

26 October 2011

The Joint Research Centre (JRC) and the European Academies Science Advisory Council (EASAC) have signed an agreement towards closer cooperation, in the name of the common goal to support policy making through independent scientific research.

About the JRC

The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is the European Commission's in‐house science service. Its mission is to provide customer‐driven scientific and technical support for the conception, development, implementation and monitoring of European Union policies. The JRC serves the common interest of the Member States, while being independent of special interests, whether private or national.


EASAC, built on its network of national science academies in Europe, is a key actor in providing independent, expert, evidence‐based advice about the scientific aspects of public policy to those who work or influence the European Union policy‐making process. About EASAC‐JRC future collaboration Following the signing of the agreement towards closer collaboration, JRC and EASAC will meet regularly to identify and consider mutual interests, and select those that might be taken forward in joint projects. This collaborative work will proceed alongside the substantial ongoing programmes of JRC and EASAC that will continue to address the established priorities of the two independent organisations.