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.
Calls for proposal on energy related themes in Horizon Europe and information on the work programme.
Funding for innovative low-carbon technology research with focus on environmentally safe Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) and innovative renewable energy technologies
The European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA) is the successor organisation of the Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA).
Energy research related calls may be found in these funds
The LIFE Programme is the EU’s funding instrument for the environment and climate action.
Prize rewarding achievements in local renewable energy production for electricity, heating, cooling and transport on islands.
Prize rewarding outstanding researchers or industries who find new solutions to the huge challenges of fusion energy.
Projects and results
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Stories of particularly successful EU-funded projects
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Access to real-time programme data with the ability to filter by country, region, theme and more
Collaboration and jobs
Find partners for open EU calls for proposal
Collaborate in energy research and innovation public-private partnerships
International cooperation between the EU and global stakeholders in energy
Researcher jobs in related fields
Scientific publications, tools and databases
SET-Plan implementation progress reports giving data by priority area, country and energy source
Scientific energy research publications published by the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC)
The Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) compiles databases and develops software and modelling tools. You can access energy research related ones here
Online library of EU energy research publications
Single point of access to open data produced by the EU institutions - all data free to use for commercial and non-commercial purposes
Commission Declaration on ‘EU Small Modular Reactors (SMRs) 2030: Research & Innovation, Education & Training’
Research and innovation news alert: The Declaration was prepared as a follow-up of Commissioner Gabriel’s High-level Nuclear Roundtable held on 15 March 2022, and announced today at the conference Euratom Research in Action and Opportunities for Europe
The meeting discussed nuclear fusion research cooperation and modelling for energy transition pathways