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Research and innovation

Fusion energy

Why the EU supports fusion research and innovation

Fusion has the potential to provide a safe, cost-efficient and sustainable solution to European and global energy needs. Fusion energy has no difficult waste issues and is climate friendly.

European fusion laboratories collaborate through a consortium called EUROfusion - the European Consortium for Development of Fusion Energy - in line with the long-term strategy set out in the European research roadmap to the realisation of fusion energy.

The EU contributes €679 million to EUROfusion through H2020 Euratom

ITER is of key importance in the roadmap, as it aims to prove the scientific and technological feasibility of fusion as a future energy source. Although ITER itself will not produce electricity, DEMO - the device that will follow - will likely model a real future fusion power plant and produce electricity, with the goal of fusion electricity in the grid by 2050.

More about fusion energy and ITER

Young professionals in the nuclear field

A video series presenting eight young professionals who share their work and experiences in the nuclear field

Funding opportunities

Horizon Europe

Calls for proposal on energy related themes in Horizon Europe and information on the work programme.

NER 300 programme

Funding for innovative low-carbon technology research with focus on environmentally safe Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) and innovative renewable energy technologies


The LIFE Programme is the EU’s funding instrument for the environment and climate action.

SOFT Innovation Prize

Prize rewarding outstanding researchers or industries who find new solutions to the huge challenges of fusion energy.

Projects and results

Horizon Magazine

Latest news, interviews and features about thought-provoking science and innovative research projects funded by the EU.

Horizon Results Platform

Platform where framework programme participants present their results for you to search, contact their owners, and form partnerships.

Horizon 2020 dashboard

Access to real-time programme data with the ability to filter by country, region, theme and more

Collaboration and jobs


European Consortium for Development of Fusion Energy, managing research activities on behalf of Euratom

Scientific publications, tools and databases

Scientific publications

Scientific energy research publications published by the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC)

EU Open Data Portal

Single point of access to open data produced by the EU institutions - all data free to use for commercial and non-commercial purposes


You can access all scientific publications from Horizon 2020 via OpenAIRE