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Controlled thermonuclear fusion research is the subject of one of the 23 Key Actions of the Fifth Framework Programme. The European Union has a fully integrated and co-ordinated programme in this field, with participation by all member states (plus Switzerland) through Contracts of Association with Euratom. The programme is managed by the European Commission, acting on advice from a committee of representatives of the member states.

The long-term objective of this research is to harness fusion for the joint creation of prototype reactors for power stations which satisfy the needs of society: operational safety, environmental compatibility and economic viability.

This document provides an overview of the activities carried out by the Associated laboratories within this programme: fusion physics, plasma engineering and fusion technology research. Recent achievements (from the Fourth Framework Programme) are summarized, and current and future work under the Fifth Framework Programme is described. Work at the JET Joint Undertaking is described in the JET Annual Reports. ts.

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Authors: BARTLETT D (EDITOR), European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Key Action Fusion, Brussels (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 19304 EN (2000) 86 pp.
Availability: Available free of charge from Documentation Service, DG Research
ISBN: ISBN 92-828-9209-3
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