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The European Commission's Joint Research Centre visit to Lithuania

On 16 May the Deputy Director-General for the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) Ms Maive Rute visited the Research and Higher Education Monitoring and Analysis Centre (MOSTA).

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During her visit at MOSTA, Ms Maive Rute presented the mission of JRC, the scope of its activities and services in the European Commission, followed by a discussion about current and future collaboration between JRC and Lithuanian institutions.

The Joint Research Centre is the scientific and technical arm of the European Commission. It provides the scientific advice and technical know-how to support a wide range of EU policies. Its status as a Commission service, which guarantees independence from private or national interests, is crucial for pursuing its mission – to provide EU policies with independent, evidence-based scientific and technical support throughout the whole policy cycle. JRC operates in Belgium, Germany, Italy, Spain and the Netherlands and employs some 2800 researchers.