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Published on 1 April 2023

The Euratom research and training programme

Pursuant to Regulation Euratom/2021/765 of May 10, 2021 establishing the research and training program of the European Atomic Energy Community (FP Euratom) for the period 2021-2025 supplementing the framework program for research and innovation "Horizon Europe", the FP Euratom has the general objective of carrying out research and training activities in the nuclear field with an emphasis on the continuous improvement of nuclear safety and security and radiation protection. Its duration is initially five years (2021-2025), in accordance with the Euratom treaty, it will then be extended by two years in order to return to the 7-year rhythm of Horizon Europe.
This regulation covers:
► indirect actions in fusion research and development (excluding ITER), allocated €583.3 million;
► indirect actions in nuclear fission, safety and radiation protection, allocated €266.4 million;
► direct actions carried out by the Joint Research Centre, allocated €523.3 million.

Euratom​ Annual work programs

The Commission adopts annual work programs relating to the implementation of indirect actions. These are therefore research and innovation activities undertaken by participants from Member States or associated States and to which the Community or the Union provides financial support, unlike so-called "direct" actions which are directly supported by the JRC, which receives funding to implement them. The fission and fusion program committees are responsible for discussing and approving the Euratom work programs proposed by the European Commission within the framework of the Euratom PCRD.

The work program (WP Euratom) 2023-2025

With a budget of €132.3 million, the WP Euratom 2023-2025 finances research projects through open or targeted calls relating to the themes identified by regulation Euratom/2021/765. The proposed topics concern the nuclear safety of existing reactors and future SMRs (both Light Water SMR and Advanced Modular reactors​), the safety of non-energy nuclear applications, the application of new technologies for the dismantling of power plants, actions in favor of research reactors and the development of methods of producing radioisotopes for medical uses, the maintenance of nuclear expertise and skills within the Community or the financing of conferences, prizes or even Marie actions Skłodowska-Curie.
A particularity of the WP 2023-2025 is the emphasis placed on the creation or extension of European research partnerships. After a partnership on radiation protection in WP 2021-2022, the EURAD nuclear waste management partnership is extended, and a new partnership on nuclear materials is set to be created.
The deadline of this call is November 9th, 2023.

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