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12 October 2010

6th Coordinating Committee meeting of the "Agreement for Co-operation between European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom) and the Government of the Russian Federation in the field of Controlled Nuclear Fusion"

The referred bilateral Agreement entered into force in 2002. Its sixth Coordinating Committee meeting (CC-6) Euratom-Russia was held on 12 October 2010, in Daejeon, Republic of Korea, in the margins of the 23rd IAEA Fusion Energy Conference, which was opened by the Korean Prime minister Mr. Hwang Sik KIM. The CC-5 was held in October 2008.

The Russian delegation of eleven members was headed by Prof. Englen AZIZOV, Director of the Institute for Tokamak Physics at the National Research Center "Kurchatov Institute", while the Euratom delegation of fourteen members was headed by Dr. Octavi QUINTANA TRIAS, Director of the EC RTD-J Energy-Euratom. The main CC-6 outcome was the following:

The CC reviewed in-depth and adopted the substantial inventory of around 65 bilateral on-going collaborative activities between Euratom fusion associations and Russian entities, based on several contracts, agreements and memoranda.

Russia confirmed interest in JET (Joint European Torus) and the CC agreed to continue the bilateral exchange of information aimed at clarifying possible modalities of such Russian involvement. Furthermore, the current programmatic priorities of EFDA with its tasks forces and topical groups were presented and Russia was considering joining some of the present activities.

Euratom and Russia agreed to intensify their interactions in other multilateral fora, as ITER, International Tokamak Physics Activities (ITPA) and in IEA Implementing Agreements (IAs), in particular the 4 Implementing Agreements in which Russia takes part (Stellarator concept; Fusion Materials; Nuclear Technology of Fusion Reactors; and Environmental, Safety and Economics).

The CC adopted the bilateral Euratom-RU Work Programme, composed of the following topics:

  • Inventory of bilateral collaborative activities between Euratom and Russian entities
  • Potential Partnership of Russia in the JET programme
  • Potential Russian involvement in the activities of EFDA tasks forces and topical groups
  • Potential participation of Russia in project(s) of the Broader Approach Agreement between Euratom and Japan
  • Enhanced co-operation in the framework of ITER; intensification of interactions in other multilateral fora, as ITPA and IEA Implementing Agreements.


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