Why the EU supports nuclear fission research and innovation
Nuclear fission can harness large quantities of energy released to generate electricity for the benefit of society as a whole.
Nuclear science and technology has also other applications. For example, radiation is used extensively in medical diagnostic and therapeutic practices, x-rays, cancer radiotherapy or radioactive tracers.
Most radioisotopes and radio-pharmaceuticals are produced in nuclear reactors, which may also serve as research facilities.
What is the EU doing?
Nuclear technology in the EU has an outstanding safety record but research is still needed to
- maintain a high level of safety in operating nuclear facilities, including the long-term management of associated radioactive waste
- better understand the risks and hazards associated with the use of radiation in medicine and industry
- develop and sustain nuclear expertise and excellence in the EU
- assess risks of low and protracted exposure to ionising radiation, including in medical applications
- sustain research infrastructures and education and training
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
European Climate Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA)
The European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA) is the successor organisation of the Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA).
European structural and investment funds (ESIF)
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 for renewable energy islands
Prize rewarding achievements in local renewable energy production for electricity, heating, cooling and transport on islands.
Projects and results
Research project database (CORDIS)
The Commission's primary portal for EU-funded research projects and their results
Project success stories
Stories of particularly successful EU-funded projects
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
Find project partners
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
Strategic Energy Technologies Information System (SETIS)
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)
Scientific research tools and databases
The Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) compiles databases and develops software and modelling tools. You can access energy research related ones here
EU publications portal
Online library of EU energy research publications
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