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Objective

Nuclear fission and radiation protection research is aiming to establish a sound scientific and technical basis for the safe long-term management of long-lived radioactive waste, to promote an even safer, more resource-efficient and competitive exploitation of nuclear energy and to ensure a robust and socially acceptable system of protection of man and the environment against the effects of ionising radiation. Research activities in FP7 include:

  • Management of radioactive waste - implementation-oriented R&D on all remaining key aspects of deep geological disposal of spent fuel and long-lived radioactive waste, and research on partitioning and transmutation and/or other concepts aimed at reducing the amount and/or hazard of the waste for disposal
  • Reactor systems - for their continued safe operation, taking into account new challenges such as life-time extension, and research to assess the potential, safety and waste-management aspects of future reactor systems
  • Radiation protection - in particular, research on the risks from low doses, medical uses and emergency management in order to provide the scientific basis for a robust, equitable and socially acceptable system of protection
  • Infrastructures - supporting the availability of and access to key infrastructures of pan-European interest in the above research activities
  • Human resources, mobility and training to support the retention and further development of scientific competence and human capacity.

Further information on each of these key areas of activity.

Funding schemes include:

  • collaborative projects
  • networks of excellence
  • coordination and support actions.

Last updated on: 2013-09-26