The Association Agreement between Ukraine and Euratom was signed on 27 June 2016 and entered into force on 28 October 2016. Better integration of Ukrainian nuclear research entities into European nuclear research networks could be seen as mutually beneficial for the whole Euratom research community.
Support [[This grant will be awarded without a call for proposals in line with Article 190(1)(e) of the Rules of Application Regulation No 1268/2012 and Article 11(2) of the Rules for Participation Regulation No 1290/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 December 2013 laying down the rules for participation and dissemination in ""Horizon 2020 - the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (2014-2020)"" and repealing Regulation (EC) No 1906/2006 (OJ L 347, 20.12.2013 p. 81).]] will be provided for activities of the Ukrainian National Contact Point (NCP) to Euratom leading to the greater involvement and better integration of Ukrainian researchers and young scientists within European nuclear research networks. The action will support: (i) networking activities of research institutes with similar organisations in Member States; (ii) outreach activities enabling such organisations to become more closely involved and integrated in pan-European initiatives relevant to all Euratom research areas. A strong involvement and interaction with appropriate organisations from Euratom Member States is essential as well as interaction with the key EU technical forums i.e. SNETP, IGD-TP, MELODI, etc.
The action should achieve deeper integration and improved participation of Ukrainian researchers and research entities in Euratom research activities with future aim to increase their participation in Euratom projects, thereby enabling a more broad and effective cooperation in the field of research on fission and fusion, and fully exploiting the potential of Ukrainian research entities regarding their infrastructures, capacities and research programmes.