Euratom Research and Training Programme receives €300 million for fusion research and to improve nuclear safety, radiation protection and training

Today, the European Commission adopted the Euratom Work Programme 2021-2022, implementing the Euratom Research and Training Programme 2021-2025. The Work Programme outlines the objectives and specific topic areas, which will receive €300 million in funding. These investments will support fusion research, help further improve nuclear safety and radiation protection as well as boost non-power applications of nuclear technology. The Work Programme contributes to the EU’s efforts to further develop technological leadership and promote excellence in nuclear research and innovation. This year’s calls focus on the medical field, directly supporting the priorities of the EU’s Beating Cancer Action Plan and the SAMIRA Action Plan. Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, said: “The Euratom Research and Training Programme for 2021-2022 will prepare us for the future. I am pleased that the new work programme seeks to increase the coordination with Member States through Partnerships and move beyond traditional energy issues of great importance, such as nuclear safety, to also tackle societal concerns like health and education.” The 2021-2022 calls for proposals will be published on the Commission’s Funding and Tenders Portal today, followed by the opening for applications on 7 July. The Euratom Info Day on 16 July marks the occasion to provide general information on Horizon Europe, as well as detailed presentations of the Euratom Research and Training Programme 2021-2022. More information is available here