Euratom Research and Training Work Programme 2021 – 2022 to provide support to scientists and engineers of Ukraine

Brussels, Belgium 24 June 2022

Today, the Commission has adopted the amendment of the Euratom Research and Training Work Programme 2021–2022. It now includes two new actions in support of Ukraine-based researchers and researchers displaced by the war. First of all, additional funding of €2.5 million will be available for the EUROfusion consortium to provide specific support to Ukraine’s fusion scientists and engineers, as well as to purchase equipment and hardware. Secondly, a new Innovation Action (IA), worth €10 million in EU contribution, will be launched to improve the security of the supply of nuclear fuel supply for 35 Russian-designed water-water energetic reactors, so-called VVER, currently operating in both the EU and Ukraine.