"The Institute for the Protection and Security of the
Citizen (IPSC) is one of seven institutes that constitute the
European Commission's Directorate-General Joint Research
Centre (DG-JRC). Situated in Ispra, Northern Italy, IPSC came
into being on 1st September 2001 as a result of a fusion
between the Institute for Systems, Informatics and Safety
(ISIS) and part of the Space Applications Institute (SAI).
IPSC provides research-based, systems-oriented support to EU
policies so as to protect the citizen against economic and
technological risk. (...)"
J.M. Cadiou, Director of IPSC