The Institute for the Protection and Security of the Citizen (IPSC) is one of the seven institutes of the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC).
Located in Ispra, Italy, the Institute provides scientific and technological support to European Union policies in different areas, including global stability and security, crisis management, maritime and fisheries policies and the protection of critical infrastructures. The Institute also performs statistics and information analysis for the evaluation of the effectiveness of policies and to enhance financial stability.
IPSC's core competencies are in the field of engineering and information technologies, satellite image processing and analysis, open source information analysis, structural mechanics and risk assessment.
IPSC works in close collaboration with research centres, universities, private companies and international organisations to develop research-based solutions for the security and protection of citizens.