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FP7 was the European Union's Research and Innovation
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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:
The second programme will cover the Activities of the Joint Research Centre (JRC) in the field of nuclear energy, including:
*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.