Spruce Institute a research facility of the European Commission

Spruce Institute a research base of the European Commission

The National Nuclear Research Center has signed a cooperation agreement with the Joint Research Centre (JRC). Thanks to this, the Spruce Institute will have a greater influence on EU policy m.in. in the field of nuclear technology development.

Wspólnotowe Research Center creates six institutesóIn the scientific research from the European Union (from Belgium, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Spain). These research centers and the headquarters in Brussels constitute an independent, scientific and technical advisory body to the European Commission, the European Parliament, the Council of the European Union and the country’sóin the member states.

The mission of the JRC Directorate General is to provide scientific and technical support for the conception, development, implementation and monitoring of European Union policies.

On Monday, the heads of six teamsóof JRC research teams visited the Swierk center and met with scientists, Marek Sieczkowski, NCBJ spokesman, told PAP in a press release sent to PAP.

Under the signed agreement, the National Nuclear Research Center has the opportunity to support theócreating the programóin research Wspónational research center. Thanks to this, scientists will participate in the development and coordination of European Union policies. In particularólarity in the development of nuclear technologies in such areas as energy, economy, cyber security or medicine.

– The signed agreement on cooperationóhe cooperation with the JRC is the result of the high position of scientistsóin the international arena and our role in the ongoing scientific and research policy of the European Union – said NCBJ director Dr. hab. Krzysztof Kurek. – It’s also opening up new opportunities, including upcoming projectsóin the framework of Horizon 2020.

Kurek added that an example of the areaóin mutual cooperationóhe development and implementation of new radiopharmaceuticals can be the subject of cooperationów. – Fast and appropriate diagnosis combined with effective treatment is one of the greatest challenges of medicine today. Poland has had much success in this areaóin and intends to intensify work related to the development of nuclear technologies to protect human health and life,” said the NCBJ director.

Nuclear medicine is just one of the areasóin mutual supportóln cooperation in the development of nuclear technology. Other topics include m.in. materials research, nuclear safety and radiation protection as róalso information and education activities.

These very topics were discussed during the expert visitóin the European Union at NCBJ. The meeting had a working character and is a prelude to a detailedóThe new equipment can be used to determine the direction ofóin wspóhe cooperation and undertaking of jointóother scientific endeavors.