Main nuclear research and training activities
Due to the particular nature of the activities and the specific implementation procedures used in the area of Fusion Energy Research, this part of the Euratom programme has its separate web service.
The aims in the area of Management of radioactive waste are to establish a sound technical basis for demonstrating the safety of disposing spent fuel and long-lived radioactive wastes in geological formations, to study the practicability on an industrial scale of partitioning and transmutation techniques and to explore the potential of concepts that would produce less waste in nuclear energy generation.
Research in Radiation protection will underpin European policy and regulations. It will focus on resolving uncertainties in the risks from exposures to radiation at low and protracted doses and, in other areas, on making better use of national efforts, principally through their more effective integration by networking and targeted research.
In Other activities in the field of nuclear technologies and safety, the thrust of research is to evaluate the potential of innovative concepts and develop improved and safer processes in the field of nuclear energy, to improve the safety of existing nuclear installations and to better integrate European education and training in nuclear energy and radiation protection.
In addition, there are a number of horizontal activities (i.e. specific support actions, trans-national access to large infrastructures and actions to promote and develop human resources and mobility) which are included in a call that will remain open throughout the duration of the programme.