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  • Research programme (Euratom, EEC) to be implemented by the Joint Research Centre - Safeguarding and management of fissile materials -, 1984-1987

Framework programme

FP1-FRAMEWORK 1C

Previous programme

JRC-SAFEFM 3C

Successor programme

JRC-SAFEFM 5C

Programme funding

EUR 45 million

Official Journal Reference

L 3 of 1984-01-05

Legislative Reference

of 1983-12-22
To develop and industrialize techniques and instruments for the determination, containment and monitoring of fissile materials; to process, transmit and evaluate safeguards data; and to promote the comprehensive integration of safeguards activities in accordance with the requirements of the Euratom Safeguards Directorate and the International Atomic Energy Agency.

Abstract

Part of the first Framework Programme (1984-1987) under subactivity 5.1.: "Nuclear fission", this programme constituted the contribution of the Joint Research Centre (JRC) to the Research Action Programme (RAP) "Fission" and was carried out in cooperation with the national R&D organizations of the Community through the European Safety and Reliability Research and Development Association (ESARRDA).

It was intended to assist the Euratom Safeguards Directorate as well as European plant operators in carrying out their safeguards duties in respect of Euratom, the Non-Proliferation Treaty and the Supply Agreements with third countries (Australia, Canada and USA).

Subdivision

Three projects:

- Methods and instrumentation for assaying and containing fissile materials and keeping them under surveillance;

- Safeguards data processing, transmission and evaluation:
Data evaluation and automation of instruments;

- Integration of safeguards activities:
The development of tools permitting a comprehensive integration of the results of two previous projects involving the fuel cycle.

Implementation

The Commission, assisted by the board of governors of the Joint Research Centre (JRC), was responsible for carrying out the programme, which was executed at the Ispra establishment of the JRC.

Information was disseminated in accordance with Council Regulation (EEC) No 2380/74 of 17 September 1974 (Official Journal No L 255 of 20.9.1974), adopting provisions for the dissemination of information relating to research programmes for the European Economic Community.

The Commission submitted annual reports on the execution of the programme to the Council and the European Parliament and reviewed it in its third year with a view to a further four-year programme. A final critical analysis carried out by independent experts was also submitted.

Subjects

Nuclear Fission
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