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start today", on Understanding the Seventh Framework Programme


FP7 was the European Union's Research and Innovation
funding programme for 2007-2013.
The current programme is Horizon 2020
but there are many projects funded under FP7 which are still running.

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Budget: €2 751 million (2007 - 2011)

� James Hardy (PhotoAlto)

© James Hardy (PhotoAlto)

The framework programme for nuclear research and training activities will comprise Community research, technological development, international cooperation, dissemination of technical information and exploitation activities as well as training.
Two specific programmes are planned:

Fusion energy research

with the objective of developing the technology for a safe, sustainable, environmentally responsible and economically viable energy source. Activities will include the realisation of ITER (as an international research infrastructure), research & development of the ITER operation, the technology activities in preparation of DEMO, preparation of an international Fusion Materials Irradiation Facility (IFMIF).
Research and development activities for a longer term are also planned, as well as human resources, education and training initiatives.

Nuclear fission and radiation protection

with the objective of enhancing in particular the safety performance, resource efficiency and cost-effectiveness of nuclear fission and other uses of radiation in industry and medicine. Activities will include:

  • Management of radioactive waste
  • Reactor systems
  • Radiation protection
  • Infrastructures
  • Human resources, mobility and training

The second programme will cover the Activities of the Joint Research Centre (JRC) in the field of nuclear energy, including:

  • Nuclear Waste Management and Environmental Impact
  • Nuclear Safety
    Budget (for the period 2007-2011)
  • Nuclear Security
  • Fusion energy research* €1947 m
  • Nuclear Fission and radiation protection €287 m
  • Nuclear Activities of the Joint Research Centre €517 m

*Within the amount foreseen for fusion energy research, at least €900 million will be reserved for activities other than the construction of the fusion energy source ITER.


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