The Community's Joint Research Centre (JRC) has published a report entitled "JRC Cooperation with National Research Organizations and Universities" which aims to give a general overview of JRC cooperation activities in 1994. The JRC is a European scientific and technical research centre established by the European Commission. Its headquarters is in Brussels but the centre is divided into five separate sites, located in Belgium, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands and Spain, housing eight different institutes each with its own area of expertise: - The Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements (IRMM); - The Institute for Transuranium Elements (ITU); - The Institute for Advanced Materials (IAM) with sites in both Italy and The Netherlands; - The Institute for Systems Engineering and Informatics (ISEI); - The Environment Institute (EI); - The Institute for Remote Sensing Applications (IRSA); - The Institute for Safety Technology (IST); - The Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS). The JRC cooperates with national research organizations and universities within the European Union and associated EFTA countries through bilateral and multilateral agreements, Human Capital and Mobility Networks and EUREKA projects. Bilateral cooperation agreements are generally focused on highly specialized fields where the sharing of scientific expertise increases the scientific excellence of both partners. There are 87 bilateral cooperation agreements. In multilateral agreements, the subjects under study are usually broader than in bilateral ones. Fourty-nine multilateral cooperation agreements are operational involving nearly 600 partners. The Community's Human Capital and Mobility programme offers another suitable framework for cooperation. in this context, the JRC participates in 20 HCM networks and four large-scale facilities projects. It is also participating in four EUREKA projects. All these forms of cooperation are open to new prospective participants who may want to join and benefit from them.