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Below is a selection of links where more information can be found about the European fusion programme and fusion research in general.
CORDIS: Community R&D Information Service
CORDIS provides all information regarding participation in European Commission Research programmes. Calls for proposals are published on CORDIS, and the site also provides a number of services to help researchers through the application process.
The Sixth Framework Programme outlines the priority areas for research in the EU from 2002-2006.
Research into nuclear fusion is carried out under the EURATOM (European Atomic Energy Community) research programme. More information can be found at the following page:
The European Commission (EC)
The Directorate-General for Research is responsible for managing EC funding of fusion research.
Laboratories of the European Fusion Associations
Fusion research in Europe is carried out in the laboratories of the European Fusion Associations. There are Associations in all EU Member States, plus Switzerland and three of the candidate countries for EU membership: the Czech Republic, Hungary, Latvia and Romania. Bulgaria, the Slovak republic and Slovenia participate by means of Cost-sharing contracts on specific projects:
The European Fusion Development Agreement (EFDA)
The International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER)
ITER is a world-wide collaboration involving the EU, Japan, and Russia in the design of the “Next Step” fusion experiment.
European Joint Undertaking for ITER and the Development of Fusion Energy ('Fusion for Energy')
The European organisation 'Fusion for Energy' helps to realise fusion as a future source of energy. Its objectives are threefold:
Every year the Nuclear Energy Research programme awards a series of fellowships for the training of young researchers.
Background and educational material about fusion
The European Fusion Information Network provides basic information about fusion. Additionally, many of the Fusion Associations sites above also contain background material and external links.
Further interesting links
The Links page of the Directorate-General for Energy and Transport also has an extensive and helpful list of energy-related links.