As part of the Open Bedrijvendag in Flanders, the Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements (JRC-IRMM) will be organising an Open Day. In addition to science-oriented site visits, an exhibition on the history of the EU will be organised.
Visitors will be able to visit laboratories, try experiments and attend presentations. The fire brigade from JRC-IRMM will also give demonstrations.
In addition to science-oriented site visits, JRC-IRMM will organise an exhibition on the Treaty of Rome to mark the 50th anniversary. Speakers will present different aspects of EU history.
JRC-IRMM is one of the world's largest reference material producers, an expert adviser in food safety and bioanalysis, and a valued provider of reference measurement data.
IRMM is one of the seven institutes of the Joint Research Centre (JRC), a Directorate-General of the European Commission. It was founded in 1957 and started operation in 1960 under the name of the Central Bureau for Nuclear Measurements (CBNM). In 1993 it was renamed to reflect the new mission of the institute, which covers a wide range of measurement problems ranging from food safety to environmental pollution.