Education and training schemes
In 2003, a non-profit association was formed to integrate master-level education and training programmes throughout Europe. The 60-member-strong European Nuclear Education Network is central to the strategy of the Euratom Framework Programme.
In addition, Euratom Fission Training Schemes (EFTS) were launched in 2009 to help structure research training and researcher career development across the EU. EFTS go beyond training and mobility: a typical scheme may receive up to EUR 1 million through Euratom FP7, to be used over the course of three years. The first EFTS are focused on advanced reactor designs, radiation protection and radioactive waste management.
Other measures will be introduced during Euratom FP7 to encourage early-stage researchers and support the first postgraduate years of scientific careers. Lifelong learning and the career development of experienced researchers in both the public and private sectors are also important and will likewise be addressed.