Press Release from Czech Republic NATIONAL INFODAY EURATOM & ENERGY

2nd November 2017, Prague

The new Horizon 2020 work programme 2018 – 2020 and EURATOM work programme 2018 were published on the 27th of October 2017. As a prompt reaction to this, the National Information Day on ENERGY and EURATOM was organised by the Technology Centre CAS in Prague, Czech Republic.

The Fission and Radiation protection part took place in the afternoon part of the event. About fifty participants listened to Rita Lečbychová, head of Unit G.4 of DG RTD. Her presentation was consecrated to Euratom Research and Training Programme 2014 – 2018, the policies  and general objectives. She presented a thorough analysis of the results of the EURATOM programme, as well as the topics for the following year – 2018. Examples of specific call conditions were included, as well as recommendations concerning ethical issues. there was also space for questions and answers.

Analyst from the TC CAS, Daniel Frank, concentrated on the participation of the teams from the Czech Republic in the activity EURATOM. He presented also the list of successful participant from the Czech Republic in H2020 EURATOM projects.

We could hear from the most successful participants, the organisation Research Centre Řež, about one of their projects (altogether they are involved in 16 EURATOM projects in H2020). The project M4F deals with a cross-cutting issue of fusion/fission, and was presented by Lukáš Veselý and Petra Bublíková.

The INSIDER project dealing with waste minimisation was presented by Peter Kiška and Monika Mazánová from the Czech Institute of Metrology. The institution is included also in EMPIR (European Metrology Programme for Innovation and Research) projects.

The programme was ended by a joined presentation of Veronika Korittová and Eva Kudrnová from TC CAS on partner search instruments, including the possibilities offered by Enterprise Europe Network, and last but not least, the common partner search instrument for Energy and EURATOM on C-ENERGY web page.

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