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Safety of operating nuclear power plants and research reactors


To achieve the general objectives of the Programme[[Art. 3(1) of the Council Regulation: The general objective of the Euratom Programme is to pursue nuclear research and training activities, with an emphasis on the continuous improvement of nuclear safety, security and radiation protection, as well as to complement the achievement of Horizon Europe’s objectives inter alia in the context of the energy transition.]], the proposed research should aim at developing knowledge, tools and guidelines supporting safe operation of existing nuclear power plants and research reactors, including long-term operation and management of fuel with increased nuclear fuel burnup and enrichment, and allowing for knowledge-based decisions by operators and regulators. Advanced safety systems for existing Generation II and III nuclear plants could also be included in research proposals, especially with new build.