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.

Euratom fission Info Day

We are pleased to invite you to a thematic Euratom fission info day that will be organised on 9 November 2017, in Brussels (DG RTD building, Rue du Champ de Mars 21, rooms SDR1 & SDR2). This meeting will present the fission part of the Euratom Work Programme 2018 (Call for proposals NFRP 2018), planned to be adopted by the Commission on 27 October 2017, as well as horizontal issues related to the implementation of the programme. The draft Euratom Work Programme 2018 has been made available and can be found

Agenda of the meeting is 2017 Fission_Info_Day_Agenda Draft V10-10

Registration to the event is now open (click here) and will close on 31 October. Please note that you have to fill in all the mandatory data, it will serve also to grant you access to the EC building. You will receive a confirmation of your participation by email.

In case that applications exceed the capacity of the meeting room, the principle “first come first serve” will be applied, while however taking into account the geographical balance. No reimbursement to participate in this meeting is provided by the European Commission.