The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is the European Commission’s special service agency, dedicated to the provision of science and evidence based knowledge to support scientific work. The agency directly contributes to the formulation of EU policy and informs European decision-making via an evidence-based scientific process. The JRC also advises the European Commission regarding key policy areas, approaches and strategic documents and plans and together research, science and knowledge for a strategic European vision of the future. 

The mission of the JRC EU Science Hub is to connect science with policy. The agency helps to identify and anticipate potential issues on a European level, and develops tools and resources to assist policymakers in tackling these issues. The hub also hosts special research facilities and an EU policy experimentation lab. The EU Science Hub is responsible for research and foresight on a wide range of topics: from environment and agriculture to digital security, and monitors progress in key EU policy areas. 

The reports and insight offered by the EU Science Hub provide an in-depth analysis of key policymaking challenges through different angles, allowing for a full assessment of their complexity. Information on relevant news and developments within the scientific fields of interest is updated frequently on the EU Science Hub to facilitate knowledge-sharing and the availability of reliable, evidence-based data. The EU Science Hub has a special focus on global transformative trends and their potential implications in Europe and provides a more sophisticated policy analysis to anticipate challenges and opportunities. The Facts4EUFuture series is a set of reports, with insight on the impact of digital technologies on society and labour market, organised across different themes and technologies – blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, cybersecurity, the changing nature of work, or future of cities and transport. 

Website link

JRC EU Science Hub

Digital technology / specialisation

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Cybersecurity
  • Internet of Things
  • Machine Learning
  • Software
  • Digital skills

Digital skill level

  • Advanced
  • Digital Expert

Geographic Scope - Country

  • European Union

Type of initiative

EU institutional initiative

Target audience

  • Digital skills for the labour force.
  • Digital skills for ICT professionals and other digital experts.
  • Digital skills in education.
  • Digital skills for all