Community Research and Development Information Service - CORDIS

Programme funding

EUR 11,99 million

Official Journal Reference

L 200 of 1977-08-08

Legislative Reference

77/488/CEE, Euratom of 1977-07-18
To investigate safety aspects of the technology of controlled thermonuclear fusion, in particular of a demonstration fusion reactor.


The programme was drawn up in accordance with the Council Resolution of 17 December 1970 concerning the procedures for adopting research and training programmes (Official Journal No L 16 of 20.1.1971). Initially adopted for a period of four years (1977-1980), the programme was replaced by a new four-year programme as of 1 January 1980 and unused funds were allocated to the new programme.



- Conceptual studies on thermonuclear fusion reactors;

- Research on materials necessary for fusion, in particular on their behaviour under irradiation, and analysis of required testing methods and equipment;

- Study of the problems concerning safety of the environment.


The Commission, assisted by the board of governors of the Joint Research Centre (JRC), was responsible for the implementation of the programme by means of the services of the JRC.


Nuclear Fusion - Safety
Record Number: 250 / Last updated on: 2014-03-05