About JRC

The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is the European Commission’s science and knowledge service, which provides independent scientific analyses to support the EU policies. Established in 1960, it is a leading research campus in Europe, covering a huge range of topics, such as Climate change, Sustainability, Environment, Space, Security, Migration and many others.
The JRC has six sites in five European countries: Ispra in Italy, Brussels and Geel in Belgium, Karlsruhe in Germany, Petten in the Netherlands and Seville in Spain. Working for the JRC means contributing to the common European knowledge being integrated in a multicultural and stimulating environment.

More info: https://ec.europa.eu/jrc/en/about/jrc-site/ispra

The ISPRA site

The largest site, hosting more than 2000 people, is located in Ispra, an Italian village of about 5000 people located 60 km North-West of Milan.
A free of charge JRC bus service connecting to all the nearby towns is available. Ispra provides all the main facilities, such as schools, medical services and sport clubs

The local community is highly integrated with the JRC employees, and the location offers many opportunities for leisure activities ranging from windsurfing, biking, skiing, hiking and climbing in the surrounding mountains. Multicultural events are also frequent.

ARCADIA SIT managers are always available for information and support in the JRC Ispra site.