C-ENERGY 2020 – NCP Network for “Secure, clean and efficient energy” in Horizon 2020
C-ENERGY 2020 is a 48 months Coordination and Support Action having the specific objectives of Ensuring high quality Energy NCP services for Horizon 2020 and related programmes applicants; Lowering entry barriers for Energy NCPs approaching EU Framework Programmes for R&I for the first time; Consolidating the network of Energy NCPs.
The dialogue with energy participants will benefit of at least 2 enhanced cross-border brokerage events and 9 training sessions for stakeholders.
HNN 2.0 – Health NCP Network 2.0
Health NCP Net 2.0 (HNN 2.0) is a European project funded by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 programme that is aimed at aligning and enhancing the services that National Contact Points (NCPs) for the Health, Demographic Change and Wellbeing Societal Challenge (SC1) provide to applicants of European funding for Health research across Europe and worldwide. Areas like radiation protection or nuclear medicine could be a link for collaborations.
IDEAL-IST – ICT NCP Network
Ideal-ist is an international ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) network, with more than 65 ICT national partners from EU and Non-EU Countries, such as Associated States, Eastern European Partner Countries (EEPC), Mediterranean Partner Countries (MPC) and other countries like Guatemala, Bolivia, Argentina, Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Uganda and Canada.
MELODI – Multidisciplinary European Low Dose Initiative
MELODI is an European Platform dedicated to low dose radiation risk research. The purpose of MELODI is to propose R&T priorities for Europe in its field of competence – EUROPE 2020 Strategy; to seek the views of stakeholders on the priorities for research, keep them informed on progress made, and contribute to the dissemination of knowledge; and to interface with international partners like WHO and IAEA.
NERIS – European Platform on preparedness for nuclear and radiological emergency response and recovery
The mission of the NERIS Platform is to establish a forum for dialogue and methodological development between all European organisations and associations taking part in decision making of protective actions in nuclear and radiological emergencies and recovery in Europe.
ALLIANCE – European Radioecology Alliance
The European Radioecology Alliance was founded in 2009 to coordinate and promote European research on Radioecology. It acts as a Research Platform, defining priorities and research programmes, and integrating resources. It promotes communication with stakeholders. The ALLIANCE, together with the EC-STAR Network of Excellence (2011-2015), has developed a Strategic Research Agenda (SRA), which defines a long term vision on the needs and implementation of research in Radioecology. Members of the Alliance bring together parts of their respective research and development programmes into an integrated programme that maintains and enhances radioecological competences and experimental infrastructures, and addresses scientific and educational challenges in assessing the impact of radioactive substances on humans and the environment.
EURADOS – The European Radiation Dosimetry Group
We are a network of more than 50 European institutions. EURADOS activities encompass: Coordination of working groups ; Organization of scientific meetings and training activities; and Organization of intercomparisons and benchmark studies. EURADOS areas of activity are: Individual monitoring for external and internal exposure; Retrospective dosimetry; Environmental radiation monitoring; Diagnostic and interventional radiology; Nuclear medicine; Radiation therapy; Computational dosimetry.
CONCERT – European Joint Programme for the Integration of Radiation Protection Research
CONCERT, under Horizon 2020, is operating as an umbrella structure for the research initiatives jointly launched by the radiation protection research platforms MELODI, ALLIANCE, NERIS and EURADOS. CONCERT will develop research priorities, align them with priorities from participating Member States and will seek further input from society and stakeholders. It will reach out to engage the wider scientific community in its projects, aiming to answer the needs in radiation protection for the public, occupationally exposed people, patients in medicine, and the environment.
Within CONCERT two major open RTD calls will be launched; the first one in spring 2016 and the other one in spring 2017. Universities and research institutes from all over Europe have the opportunity to join in research consortia and submit proposals.
Call for Proposals (2016) – Deadline: April 2016
SNEPT – Sustainable Nuclear Energy Technology Platform
The Sustainable Nuclear Energy Technology Platform brings together some 75 members from 19 European countries, including all the major nuclear industrial and research players (including industry – both utilities and vendors – research organisations, technical safety organisations, academia, civil society organisations, NGOs). Formally launched in September 2007, SNE-TP represents a major effort to better coordinate research activities in the area of nuclear fission safety and systems, and to collaborate more effectively in implementing research of strategic importance for Europe. More information: http://www.snetp.eu/
Three SNETP Pillars: NUGENIA, ESNII, NC2I
NUGENIA – Nuclear Generation II & III Association is an international non-profit association dedicated to the research and development of nuclear fission technologies, with a focus on Gen II & III nuclear plants. It provides scientific and technical basis to the community by initiating and supporting international R&D projects and programmes. http://www.nugenia.org/
ESNII – European Sustainable Nuclear Industrial Initiative addresses the need for demonstration of Generation IV Fast Neutron Reactor technologies, together with supporting research infrastructures, fuel facilities and R&D work. The main goal of ESNII is to design, to license, to construct, to commission and put into operation before 2025 the Sodium Fast Reactor (SFR) Prototype reactor called ASTRID and the flexible fast spectrum irradiation facility MYRRHA. The ALFRED demonstrator for Lead-cooled Fast Reactor (LFR), and ALLEGRO for Gas-cooled Fast Reactor (GFR) technologies are also part of the roadmap. http://www.snetp.eu/esnii/
NC2I – Nuclear Cogeneration Industrial Initiative aims at demonstrating an innovative and competitive energy solution for the low-carbon cogeneration of heat and electricity based on nuclear energy. The targeted outcome is the commissioning within 10 years of a nuclear cogeneration prototype to deploy this low-carbon energy technology in several energy-intensive industries. http://www.snetp.eu/nc2i/
IGD-TP Implementing Geological Disposal of Radioactive Waste Technology Platform
The main objectives of the IGD-TP are to initiate and carry out collaborative actions in Europe to facilitate the stepwise implementation of safe, deep geological disposal of spent fuel, high-level waste, and other long-lived radioactive waste by solving the remaining scientific, technological and social challenges, and thereby to support waste management programmes in the Member States. The Platform aims to enhance confidence in solutions identified, to reduce overlapping, to make savings in the total costs of research and implementation and to make better use of existing competences and research infrastructures.