FISA 2019 and EURADWASTE ’19
9th European Commission Conferences on Euratom Research and Training in Safety of Reactor Systems and Radioactive Waste Management
4 – 7 June 2019, Pitesti, Romania
The European Commission (EC) is co-organising the FISA 2019 and EURADWASTE ’19 conferences with the Ministry of Research and Innovation of Romania and the Institute for Nuclear Research (RATEN ICN) under the auspices of the Romanian Presidency of the EU in 2019.
Gathering some 500 stakeholders, the FISA 2019 and EURADWASTE ’19 conferences objectives are:
– To present progress and key achievements of some 90 projects carried out, since the previous conference edition in 2013, as part of the 7th and Horizon 2020 Euratom Research and Training Framework Programmes (FP)
– To stimulate discussions on the state of play of R&D, key challenges addressed at national, European and international levels on Research and Innovation policies, synergies and partnerships benefitting research and innovation programmes, and future perspectives.
There will be many opportunities for interaction within dedicated parallel & poster sessions, and thematic workshops. The latest EC proposal for a new Framework Programme for Research and Innovation for the period 2021-27, ‘Horizon Europe’ and ‘Euratom Research and Training’ programme will also be addressed.
FISA 2019 and EURADWASTE ’19 first announcements will follow shortly.
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A Stakeholder consulation on the future Euratom Research and Training Programme (2021-2025) is currently open until Friday, 16 February 2018 at 12 p.m. CET. Should you wish to participate you can access the consultation here.
Euratom aims to pursue nuclear research and training activities with an emphasis on continually improving nuclear safety, security and radiation protection, notably to contribute to the long-term decarbonisation of the energy system in a safe, efficient and secure way. By contributing to these objectives, the Euratom Programme will reinforce outcomes under the three priorities of Horizon 2020: Excellent science, Industrial leadership and Societal challenges.
The indirect actions of the Euratom Programme focus on two areas:
- nuclear fission and radiation protection
- fusion research aiming at developing magnetic confinement fusion as an energy source.
The Euratom Programme puts a strong emphasis on developing nuclear skills and competence. This will allow Europe to maintain world leadership in nuclear safety and waste management and to attain the highest level of protection from radiation. In particular, the Programme will be carrying out research in the medical uses of radiation, for the benefit for all European citizens.
For fusion research, the Programme calls for a substantial reorganisation that will support a shift from pure, academic research to scientific questions of designing, building and operating future facilities such as ITER. This will allow fusion to progress towards electricity production by fusion around the middle of the century.
To achieve these objectives, the nuclear research activities will be supported by simpler legislation, thereby facilitating access to funding for companies, universities, research institutes in all EU Member States and beyond. In line with the Euratom Treaty, the Programme will run for five years, from 2014 to 2018.
The Euratom Research and Training Programme has the following specific objectives:
- Support safety of nuclear systems;
- Contribute to the development of safe longer term solutions for the management of ultimate radioactive waste;
- Support the development and sustainability of nuclear expertise and excellence in the European Union;
- Support radiation protection and development of medical applications of radiation, including, inter alia, the secure and safe supply and use of radioisotopes;
- Move toward demonstration of feasibility of fusion as a power source by exploiting existing and future fusion facilities;
- Lay the foundations for future fusion power plants by developing materials, technologies and conceptual design;
- Promote innovation and industrial competitiveness;
- Ensure availability and use of research infrastructures of pan-European relevance.
Link to the consultation: https://ec.europa.eu/eusurvey/runner/Euratom_21-25
It has been published the NUCL-EU 2020 Newsletter No. 6 dated at December 2017:
It has been published the NUCL-EU 2020 Newsletter No. 5 dated at October 2017:
EURATOM NL No5 October
The NUCL-EU 2020 project members were present at the SET-Plan Conference 2017 in Bratislava, Slovak Republic, and its side event, National Information Day – Safe, clean and efficient energy (SC3) and EURATOM. Through our poster we could address the very relevant stakeholders coming to Bratislava for participation.
The programme of the side event covered a wide range of themes. First there was a thorough analysis of the participation in both ENERGY (Veronika Dugovičová) and EURATOM (Nataša Hurtová, who is not only a national contact point for EURATOM of the Slovak Republic, but also one of the beneficiaries of the NUCL-EU 2020 project. General information
NUCL-EU 2020 project, Veronika Korittová from the Technology Centre CAS, Czech Republic.
about the new work programme followed, both for ENERGY, presented by Mr Zuberec from DG ENERGY of the European Commission, and for EURATOM, presented by a beneficiary of the
As for EURATOM, it is important to mention also the advice of an evaluator, where Zuzana Palková from Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra presented general recommendations for those interested in the Horizon 2020 programme, in an attractive and very condensed form.
A vivid discussion followed, helping to understand the needs of stakeholders, an giving a possibility to presenting to them a wide range of services offered by national contact points and the NUCL-EU 2020 project.