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Visegrad Initiative for Nuclear Cooperation

Objective

After a common expression of willingness to cooperate and legal establishment of V4G4 Centre of Excellence Association, VINCO project represents the next stage of capacity building in nuclear technologies in Central European countries. Participating countries defined already their specializations: helium technology in Czech Republic, design and safety analyses in Slovakia, fuel studies in Hungary and material research in Poland. Having such expertise, the joint development of Gen IV nuclear technologies with the special emphasis on gas-cooled reactors is fully possible. Thus, the main objectives of the regional VINCO project are: (i) development of the principles of cooperation and rules of access to existing and planned infrastructure, (ii) identification of the specific objectives of the R & D activities in the cooperating countries, (iii) description and analysis of the existing research, training and educational equipment and capabilities, (iv) determination of the investment priorities in cooperating countries and (v) setting up of joint research, educational and training projects. It is expected that the joint activities will result in coordination of actions allowing to obtain financing from the Structural Funds available for the Visegrad countries. These funds would allow for a huge increase of mass and modernization of the research potential in the region. Close cooperation with other EU institutions (mainly CEA, France) will ensure better description of the investments needed in Visegrad Region, tightening of pan-European cooperation and strengthening of the role of V4 countries, helping them to evolve from users to the suppliers of R&D capabilities in nuclear technologies. A major expected impact of the project would be setting up of a distributed regional research centre specialized in nuclear technologies needed to develop Gen IV reactors and to improve safe operation of existing and planned Nuclear Power Plants in the region.

Coordinator

NARODOWE CENTRUM BADAN JADROWYCH
Net EU contribution
€ 300 003,00
Other funding
€ 300 003,00

Participants (5)

UJV REZ AS
Czechia
Net EU contribution
€ 173 753,00
Address
Hlavni 130
250 68 Husinec Rez

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Region
Střední Čechy Středočeský kraj
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 173 753,00
CENTRUM VYZKUMU REZ SRO
Czechia
Net EU contribution
€ 126 403,00
Address
Hlavni 130
250 68 Husinec-rez

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Region
Střední Čechy Středočeský kraj
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 126 403,00
VUJE AS
Slovakia
Net EU contribution
€ 204 908,00
Address
Okruzna 5
91864 Trnava

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Region
Slovensko Západné Slovensko Trnavský kraj
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 204 908,00
ENERGIATUDOMANYI KUTATOKOZPONT
Hungary
Net EU contribution
€ 175 523,00
Address
Konkoly Thege Miklos Ut 29-33
1121 Budapest

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Region
Közép-Magyarország Budapest Budapest
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 175 523,00
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
Net EU contribution
€ 110 734,00
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 110 734,00