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Fission at work

EU-funded R&D activities in nuclear fission and radiation protection

Improving scientific and technical knowledge and competences in the areas of safety, sustainability, security, reliability and cost effectiveness of nuclear energy and other applications of nuclear technology are the main goals of EU-funded research implemented under the Euratom Framework Programme (FP). The projects supported through the Euratom FP combine the expertise of leading European talents and contribute to the creation of a true European Research Area in this field.

In the current programme, Euratom FP7, support is provided in five key areas of activity.

Legal bases

The rationale, objectives and scope of Euratom FP7, as well as the rules for participation in the programme, are formally adopted by the EU Council of Ministers in Decisions and Regulations dating from December 2006:

  • 2006/970/Euratom: Council Decision of 18 December 2006 Concerning the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom) for nuclear research and training activities (2007 to 2011)'. The more detailed Specific Programme:
  • 2006/976/Euratom: Council Decision of 19 December 2006 concerning the Specific Programme implementing the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom) for nuclear research and training activities (2007 to 2011)
  • 2006/977/Euratom:Council Decision of 19 December 2006 concerning the Specific Programme to be carried out by means of direct actions by the Joint Research Centre implementing the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom) for nuclear research and training activities (2007 to 2011)
  • Council Regulation (Euratom) No 1908/2006 of 19 December 2006 laying down the rules for the participation of undertakings, research centres and universities in action under the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Atomic Energy Community and for the dissemnation of research results (2007 to 2011)