Contact and venue

The JRC Ispra site
The Ispra Site of the Joint Research Centre (JRC), the third biggest Commission site after Brussels and Luxembourg, covers an area of 167 hectares, and hosting approx.1850 staff. After more than 50 years of development, Ispra is firmly established as one of Europe’s leading research campuses. Nested in the beautiful setting of the Italian lakes, JRC site provides a fascinating, multicultural working environment for people from all over Europe and beyond.
N.B. JRC site is known in Italian as Centro comune di ricerca (CCR) and signposted as CCR.


Travel, Accommodation and Meals
Please note that the Summer School organisation will not cover the travel and accommodation expenses of participants. Lunches and transfer between the airport/train station, hotel and Summer School location will however be arranged by the JRC.

The best way to access Ispra by air is via the Malpensa International Airport which is at some 30 km from JRC Ispra.
As alternative, Milano Linate airport (at around 95 km) or Milano train station could be used.
The JRC will arrange a free shuttle bus service to transfer participants on certain bus schedules and will take participants to their Hotels.
Also the same organised bus service will be picking up participants in the morning from their hotel and bringing to the JRC site.

Where to meet the driver on arrival?
The driver will be holding a yellow sign ‘JRC’.

  • Malpensa airport – Terminal 1: arrivals hall, exit No.3 inside the building
  • Malpensa airport – Terminal 2: inside the international arrivals hall
  • Milan Linate: arrivals hall for international flights
  • Milan Central station: Galleria delle carrozze, exit on the left of the large station building

If travelling by car
Coming from Milano, follow the Autostrada Laghi (A8) in the direction of Gravellona Toce and Gallarate. Turn off at Sesto Calende. After leaving the highway, follow SS 394 towards Laveno – Luino. On SS 394, turn left at the traffic lights (after 7 km) in Travedona-Monate and follow the signs CCR ISPRA towards Cadrezzate and Ispra. The road will, after some narrow curves, take you right to the JRC-Ispra entrance.

Coming from San Gottardo or San Benardino in Switzerland, continue along A2 and then A9. Take A8 just after Saronno towards Gallarate and Sesto Calende and then as above. Another possibility is to turn off at Bellinzona and take the No.13, in the direction of Locarno. Turn off before the Lake and follow the Luino road. From there, just follow the road for approximately 1 hour (60 km, parallel to Lago Maggiore). The signs CCR ISPRA will bring you to the entrance of the JRC.