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1
Information about the first call of Euratom FP-6
(2002-2006) 17 December 2002
  • Nuclear Energy Research and Training Programme
  • Nuclear Fission
  •  Other activities in the field of nuclear
    technologies and safety 
  • (Education and training Safety of existing
    Installations)
  • G. Van Goethem
  • EC, DG RTD, Directorate J Energy, Unit 4
    Nuclear Fission and Radiation Protection
  • Building MO 75 5/34 - B-1049 Brussels
  • Tel (32-2) 295.14.24 - Fax (32-2) 295.49.91 -
    email georges.van-goethem_at_cec.eu.int

2
Table of contents
  • (1) Introduction
  • (2) 5th Euratom Framework Programme 1998-2002
    (FP-5)
  • (3) European Research Area (ERA)
  • and 6th Euratom Framework Programme 2002-2006
    (FP-6)
  • (4) Focus on Education and Training and
    Safety of Existing Installations
  • (5) Principles guiding the design of the FP-6
    implementation instruments, in particular
    integrated projects (IP) and networks of
    excellence (NoE)
  • (6) Conclusions

3
Organisation Chart of the EC Services related to
Nuclear Fission Energy and Radiation
Protection (February, 2003)
DG RELEX External Relations
DG AIDCO Europe Aid Office
DG ELARG Enlargement
JRC Joint Research Centre
DG RTD Research
DG TREN Energy Transport
Directorate E Eastern Europe, Caucasus, Central
Asian Republics
Directorate A Europe, Caucasus, Central Asia
Directorate D Negotiations Pre-accession
Directorate I Nuclear Inspections
  • Institute for Refer- ence Materials and
    Measurements (IRMM) Geel, B
  • Institute for Transura- nium Elements
    (ITU) Karlsruhe, D
  • Institute for Energy (IE) Petten, NL
  • Institute for the Protec- tion and the Security
    of the Citizen (IPSC) Ispra, I
  • (other3 institutes)

Directorate J Energy
Directorate H Nuclear Safety Safeguards
EURATOM Supply Agency
Deputy Director General
Unit E.4 Regional Co-operation Nuclear
Safety (TACIS Planning)
Unit A.5 Nuclear Safety (TACIS Implementation)
Task Force for Nuclear Issues, TFNI (PHARE)
Unit 5 International Scientific
Co-operation (ISTC, STCU)
Unit J.4 Nuclear Fission Radiation Protection
Unit H.4 Radiation Protection
Unit H.1 EURATOM Co-ordination Nuclear Safety
Unit H.2 Nuclear Energy, Waste Management
Transport
4
Euratom Research in Reactor Safety (1/3)
RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT S/T Objectives
(knowledge driven)
  • investigate component behaviour for the 3
    barriers  e.g. fuel pin damage, embrittlement of
    RPV, and ageing of concrete
  • investigate systems behaviour and develop hard-
    and software engineering products e.g
    interaction of various mitigative techniques in
    SAMG
  • establish methods for the technical safety
    requirements e.g. best practice guidelines
    (BPG) for safety margins assessment

5
Euratom Research in Reactor Safety (2/3)
RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT EU integration
objectives (end-users driven)
  • develop a safety justification framework for the
    new  products  e.g. examination and acceptance
    by the licensing bodies and by industry
  • evaluate these developments on realistic
    examples taken from industrial projects
  •  generate durable structuring and reshaping of
    the way research is carried out  (in particular,
    in the case of a network of excellence)

6
Euratom Research in Reactor Safety (3/3)
EDUCATION AND TRAINING EU dissemination
objectives
  •  spreading of excellence  disseminate the
    results of research to improve the knowledge
    and/or develop applications for plant operators
    and regulators (see, for example, FISA
    conferences every 2 years)
  • teaching and training e.g. Euromaster degree in
    nuclear engineering and ad-hoc advanced courses
    (mobility amongst nuclear research institutions)
  • imply industry and regulatory bodies in these
    activities

7
Euratom 5th Framework Programme 1998-2002
(1/3) Strategic objectives
  • General objectives of Euratom FP5
  • The aim is to help exploit the full potential of
    nuclear energy, both fusion and fission, in a
    sustainable manner, by making current
    technologies even safer and more economical, and
    by exploring new concepts.
  • Indirect Actions
  • Key action n 1 Fusion
  • The long-term objective is the joint creation of
    prototype reactors for power stations to meet the
    needs of society.

8
Euratom 5th Framework Programme 1998-2002 (2/3)
  • Key action n 2 Nuclear fission
  • The aim is to help ensure the safety of Europes
    nuclear installations and to improve the
    competitiveness of Europes industry to ensure
    radiation protection to support safeguards and
    to help ensure safe and effective waste
    management and disposal.
  • (Includes safety and efficiency of future and
    innovative systems in a sustainable development
    perspective).
  • Generic research
  • The objective is to consolidate and advance
    European knowledge and competence in several
    radiation protection areas.
  • Support for infrastructure
  • The priority is to make optimal use of, enhance
    access to and improve the consistency of the
    European research fabric of infrastructures.

9
Euratom 5th Framework Programme 1998-2002
(3/3) Indicative breakdown of the Community
contribution
  • Key Actions (indirect actions) EUR Million
  • Controlled thermonuclear fusion 788
  • Nuclear fission 142
  • Generic research Radiological sciences
    39
  • Support for research infrastructure
    10
  • JRC / Euratom (direct actions)
    281
  • of which - Nuclear fission safety
    122
  • - Waste management 21
  • - Nuclear safeguards 138
  • TOTAL 1260

10
FP-5 / Operational Safety of Existing
Installations
  • Plant Life Extension and Management
  • Effects of ageing On-line monitoring,
    inspection and maintenance Organisation and
    management of safety Risk informed approach to
    plant modernisation
  • Severe accident management
  • Severe accident management measures Assessment
    of severe accident risks (eg. corium behaviour,
    melt coolability, hydrogen risks, and source
    term)
  • Evolutionary concepts
  • Evolutionary safety concepts High burn-up and
    MOX fuel

11
Plant Life Extension and Management under FP-5
Integrity of equipment and structures
On-line monitoring and maintenance
Organisation and management of safety
RETROSPEC - RENION PISA - FEUNMARR -FRAME
GRETE - SPIQNAR REDOS
Embrittlement - Research Reactors
Corrosion -Thermalhydraulics
CASTOC-PRIS INTERWELD- FLOMIX-R WAHALOADS
LIRES
Safety Margins - Welds
ADIMEW - VOCALIST SMILE - THERFAT
ENPOWER
Risk Assessment - Virtual Reality
SPI - VRIMOR
NURBIM
Cluster PLEM
MAECENAS - CONMOD
Concrete Ageing
BESECBS - CEMSIS
Digital Instrumentation
VERLIFE IMPAM VVER - EUROSAFE
EU/CEEC - Harmonisation of Practices - VVER
safety
ATHENA
LEARNSAFE
Knowledge Management
JSRI
http//www.cordis.lu/fp5-euratom/home.html http//
europa.eu.int/comm/research/fp6/networks-ip.html
12
Severe Accident Management under FP-5
SAM Measures
Assessment of SA Risk
COLOSS - ENTHALPY PLINIUS - LACOMERA
Corium
EUROCORE
ECOSTAR
LISSAC
Reactor Pressure Vessel
ARVI
Source Term
E U R S A F E
LPP - THENPHEBISP ASTERISM II
ICHEMM
Phébus FP Programme
Cluster SAM
SCACEX VERSAFE
THINCAT PARSOAR
HYCOM
Hydrogen/Containment
By-Pass Sequences
SGTR OPTSAM
PHEBEN 2 EVITA
SAMOS
Code Development
http//www.cordis.lu/fp5-euratom/home.html http//
europa.eu.int/comm/research/fp6/networks-ip.html
13
Evolutionary Concepts under FP-5
Evolutionary Safety Concepts
Nuclear Fuel (High Burn-up / MOX)
Analytical Tools (codes, methodologies)
ASTAR - ECORA RMPS - VALCO - CRISSUE-S TEMPEST -
ITEM
Cluster EVOL
EXTRA - SIRENA
Operational Practices and Design Improvement
NACUSP DEEPSSI FABIS
MICROMOX OMICO
CERTA EUROFASTNET
JSRI ENEN
Databases and Education Training
VALMOX
http//www.cordis.lu/fp5-euratom/home.html http//
europa.eu.int/comm/research/fp6/networks-ip.html
14

An example of JRC-driven networks AMES Ageing
Materials European Strategies
(courtesy of R. Gerard et al., AMES paper,
FISA-2001)
15
Advanced designs Efforts and development costs
versus departure from existing designs
Advanced Designs
Evolutionary designs
Innovative designs
Prototype and/or Demonstration plant Confirmatio
n testing Engineering
Costs of Development (prior to commercial
deployment)
Confirmation testing Engineering
Engineering
Substantial RD
Departure from Existing Designs
From IAEA Bulletin 29/2/1997
16
Main political and societal challenges to
Community research programmes
  • (1) Enlargement of the EU (from 15 to 28 Member
    States)
  • (2) Towards achievement of the Internal Energy
    Market
  • (2.1) Green Paper Towards a European Strategy
    for the security of Energy Supply until the
    year 2010 (november 2000)
  • (2.2) Towards harmonisation of nuclear safety
    criteria (nuclear package)
  • (3) General concerns about environment and
    sustainable development (Kyoto)
  • (4) Changes in the decision making processes
    (emphasis on accountability, transparency, rigour
    and credibility)
  • ? Contribution from the EU research side the
    European Research Area and, in the specific
    case of nuclear energy, the 6th Euratom framework
    programme 2002-2006 (Nuclear Energy programme)

17
Enlargement of the EU 13 New Member States
Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Czech
Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia, Cyprus,
Malta, Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey
18
"European Research Area" (ERA) and 6-th
Framework Programme (2002-2006) (1/3)
  • The EUs Framework Programme (FP) for Research
    and Technological Development, proposed by the
    Commission (COM 2000/6) and endorsed by Council
    and Parliament, is a major tool to support the
    creation of the ERA.
  • The Commission has proposed funding for the FP-6
    totalling EUR million 17 500, corresponding to
    the previous level of funding plus inflation and
    growth (but still representing only 5 to 6 of
    public spending on RTD).
  • Maximum overall amount
  • EC framework programme EUR million 16 270
  • Euratom framework programme EUR million 1
    230
  • The framework programmes are implemented by five
    specific programmes, three of which come under
    the European Community (EC) Treaty and two under
    the European Atomic Energy (Euratom)
    Treaty,namely

19
(2/3)
  • A specific programme on "Integrating and
    strengthening the European Research Area (EC)
    comprising the indirect actions proposed under
    the heading "Focusing and Integrating Research"
    (i.e. the seven thematic areas as well as
    specific activities covering a wider field of
    research - EUR million 12 585) and under the
    heading "Strengthening the foundations of the
    European Research Area (e.g. mutual opening-up
    of national programmes - EUR million 320), thus
    bringing together research and co-ordination
    activities.
  • A specific programme on "Structuring the European
    Research Area (EC), comprising research and
    innovation, human resources and mobility,
    research infrastructures and science/policy (EUR
    million 2 605)
  • Two specific programmes "Joint Research Centre"
    comprising the direct actions (carried out by DG
    JRC) in the non-nuclear (EC - EUR million 760)
    and nuclear (Euratom - EUR million 290) fields
    resp.
  • A specific "Nuclear energy (Euratom) programme
    comprising the indirect actions (co-ordinated by
    DG Research) (EUR million 940, i.e. 750 for
    fusion and 190 for fission).

20
  • (3/3)
  • EU DECISION MAKING PROCESS
  • Sixth Framework Programme of the European
    Community for research, technological development
    and demonstration activities, contributing to the
    creation of the European Research Area and to
    innovation (2002 to 2006)
  • DECISION NO 1513/2002/EC OF THE EUROPEAN
    PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 27 June 2002 -
    Official Journal of the European Communities L232
    - 29.8.2002
  • Sixth Framework Programme of the European Atomic
    Energy Community (EURATOM) for nuclear research
    and training activities, also contributing to the
    creation of the European Research Area (2002 to
    2006)
  • COUNCIL DECISION No 2002/668/Euratom of 3 June
    2002 - Official Journal of the European
    Communities L232 - 29.8.2002
  • All five specific programmes adopted by the
    Council on 30 September 2002
  • Work programme 2003 for each specific programme
    published by the Commission on 17 December 2002

21
SPECIFIC FP-6 EURATOM PROGRAMME (2002-2006)
INDICATIVE BREAKDOWN OF THE COMMUNITY
CONTRIBUTION
  • Types of activities Amount (EUR million)
  • 1. Priority thematic areas of research 890
  • 1.1 Controlled thermonuclear fusion 750
  • 1.2 Management of radioactive waste 90
  • 1.3 Radiation protection 50
  • 2. Other activities in the field of nuclear
    technologies and safety 50
  • 3. Nuclear activities of the JRC 290
  • Total 1230

22
  • Specific FP-6 EURATOM Programme (2002 - 2006)
  • Other activities in the field of nuclear
    technologies and safety
  • Objectives of this area
  • The objectives are to support EU policies in the
    fields of health, energy and the environment, to
    ensure that European capability is maintained at
    a high level in relevant fields not covered by
    the thematic priorities and to contribute towards
    the creation of the European Research Area.
  • Research Priorities
  • i) Innovative concepts
  • ii) Education and training
  • iii) Safety of existing installations

23
(1/2) Work Programme 2003 Calls for
Proposals in the areas management of
radioactive waste, radiation protection and
other activities
  • Fixed Deadlines
  • 6 May 2003 67 M
  • Spring 2004 55 M
  • Spring 2005 40 M
  • Networks of Excellence Integrated projects
    Integrated Infrastructure Initiatives Specific
    Targeted Research Projects Co-ordination Actions

24
(2/2) Work Programme 2003 Calls for
Proposals in the areas management of
radioactive waste, radiation protection and
other activities
  • Open call
  • Two cut-off dates a year
  • (first 6 May 2003, last 11 April 2006)
  • 1 - 2 M/year
  • Specific support actions
  • Training fellowships
  • Special training courses
  • Grants for co-operating with third countries
  • Trans-national access to large infrastructures

25
Other activities in the field of nuclear
technologies and safety
  • (i) Innovative concepts - Evaluation of new
    concepts for generating fission energy -
    Improved and safer processes for the exploitation
    of nuclear energy
  • (ii) Education and training - Integration and
    consolidation of national efforts - Mobility and
    human resources - Transnational access to
    infrastructures
  • (iii) Safety of existing installations
  • - Plant life management (ageing, safety
    management)
  • - Fuel performance
  • - Severe accident management
  • - Decommissioning
  • - Harmonised approaches to safety and best
    practice

26
Research topic (i) Innovative Concepts
  • Objectives of innovative concepts
  • The aim is to evaluate the potential of
    innovative concepts and develop improved and
    safer processes in the field of nuclear energy
  • Indicative future topics
  • - High temperature reactors
  • - Other innovative concepts
  • - Other applications, eg hydrogen production
  • First call (deadline 6 May 2003)
  • Not included in the first call !

27
Other activities in the field of nuclear
technologies and safety
  • (i) Innovative concepts
  • (ii) Education and training - Integration and
    consolidation of national efforts - Mobility and
    human resources - Transnational access to
    infrastructures
  • (iii) Safety of existing installations

28
Research topic (ii) Education and Training
  • Objectives of Education and Training
  • The aim is to better integrate European
    education and training in nuclear safety and
    radiation protection to combat the decline in
    both student numbers and teaching establishments,
    thus providing the necessary competence and
    expertise for the continued safe use of nuclear
    energy and other uses of radiation in industry
    and medicine.
  • Activities of Education and Training
  • Develop a more harmonised approach for education
    in the nuclear sciences and engineering in Europe
    and implement it, including the better
    integration of national resources and
    capabilities.

29
BACKGROUND OF FP-6 RESEARCH IN Education and
training
  • Objectives of the end-users
  • create a secure skill and knowledge base of
    value to the EU
  • Reflection Paper prepared in 2000 by the
    CCE-FISSION Working Group on Nuclear Education,
    Training and Competence.
  • Nuclear Education and Training Cause for
    Concern? OECD / Nuclear Energy Agency, ISBN
    92-64-18521-6.
  • Although the number of nuclear scientists and
    technologists may appear to be sufficient today
    in some countries, there are indicators that
    future expertise is at risk. In most countries,
    there are now fewer comprehensive, high quality
    nuclear technology programmes at universities
    than before. The ability of universities to
    attract top quality students, meet future
    staffing requirements of the nuclear industry,
    and conduct leading-edge research is becoming
    seriously compromised.

30
Key issues in education and training
  • Concerns of universities
  • How can they attract young and brilliant
    students ? e.g. through challenging doctoral
    subjects, links with international research
    programmes
  • How can universities attract external funding
    and new academic members in nuclear areas ?
    impact of life long learning ?
  • Concerns of industry
  • conserve the nuclear knowledge and improve the
    professional expertise
  • define the goals, set up the criteria for
    professional recognition
  • organise the training courses, supply lecturers,
    supply money
  • Role of the EU
  • create the conditions to construct the nuclear
    European Education and Training Area (under
    competitive conditions, i.e. focussing on quality
    and cost, e.g. using the Bologna 1999
    mechanisms, like ECTS for accreditation)

31
European Nuclear Engineering Network (ENEN)
Organisation of the Network (21 universities
from EU and CEE countries)
I Mission statement II Basic objectives III
Membership of the ENEN association IV Board
of Directors (governing board) V Advisory
Committee VI Honorary Members Committee VII
Management Committee VIII Teaching and
Academic Affairs Committee IX Advanced
Courses and Research Committee X Training and
Industrial Projects Committee XI Quality
Assurance Committee XII Knowledge
Management Committee (http//www3.sckcen.be/enen
/workplan.html)
32
An example Belgian application of the ENEN
principles A unique high quality interuniversity
programme (5 universities)
  • European Credit Transfer Systems (ECTS) - Bologna
    declaration 1999
  • In evaluating the teaching load of each
    individual course, the following rule has been
    adopted 3 ECTS 1 tm (teaching module) and 1
    tm consists of 20 hours of lectures 10 hours of
    exercises, laboratory sessions, seminars.
  • Aim of the Belgian Nuclear higher Education
    Network (BNEN)
  • identify the key lectures for a high quality
    harmonised nuclear curriculum and the most
    adequate organisations to carry out the relevant
    education programme (qualification strategy)
  • organise in one year the post-graduate degree of
    Master of Science in Nuclear Engineering (24
    weeks of courses 11 weeks for project work and
    examination) at SCK-CEN Mol

33
BNEN 5 universities KUL, RUG, VUB, UCL and
Ulg Detailed share of key lectures and teaching
responsibilities
  • Total

  • ECTS KUL RUG VUB
    UCL Ulg
  • Nuclear energy introduction 3 3
  • Introduction to nuclear physics 3 3
  • Nuclear reactor theory and experiments 8 2 3 3
  • Nuclear thermal-hydraulics 6 6
  • Operation and control 3 3
  • Reliability and safety 3 3
  • Nuclear fuel cycle and
  • applied radiochemistry 3 3
  • Nuclear materials I 3 3
  • Nuclear materials II 3 3
  • Radiation protection
  • and nuclear measurements 6 4 2
  • Advanced topics 6
  • Project and internship 13
  • TOTAL 60

34
First call (deadline 6 May 2003) Education
and training
  • STREPs or Co-ordination Actions
  • - Education and training in nuclear engineering
  • and safety
  • - Education and training needs for radiation
  • protection and radioactive waste anagement
  • - Infrastructures for nuclear fission and
  • radiation protection research
  • Indicative future topics
  • - Education and training activities for
    radiation protection and radioactive waste
  • management

35
Other activities in the field of nuclear
technologies and safety
  • (i) Innovative concepts
  • (ii) Education and training
  • (iii) Safety of existing installations - Plant
    life management (ageing, safety management) -
    Fuel performance - Severe accident
    management - Decommissioning - Harmonised
    approaches to safety and best practice

36
Research topic (iii) Safety of Existing
Installations
  • Objectives of Safety of Existing Installations
  • The aim is to improve safety in existing nuclear
    installations in Member States and candidate
    countries during their remaining operational
    lifetimes and subsequent decommissioning, making
    use of the considerable knowledge and experience
    gained internationally from experimental and
    theoretical research.
  • Research will focus on
  • Activities of Safety of Existing Installations
  • Plant management including effects of ageing and
    fuel performance severe accident management,
    including the development of advanced numerical
    simulation codes integration of European
    capabilities and knowledge from practical
    decommissioning developing scientific bases for
    safety and best practice

37
BACKGROUND OF FP-6 RESEARCH IN SAFETY OF
EXISTING INSTALLATIONS
  • Objectives of the end-users
  • Contribute to the improvements of Safety and
    performance linked to the modernisation of ageing
    nuclear power plants ? European research can
    help, be it of the operational, promotional,
    regulatory (confirmatory or anticipatory), or
    societal type
  • Stakeholders of nuclear fission safety
    utilities, manufacturers, regulatory bodies, and
    decision makers research institutions (each
    with strong budget reductions, each with their
    own needs !)
  • Think globally, act locally EU internal
    market (i.e. increased competitiveness, merger of
    industries, deregulation of electricity market,
    etc) CEE enlargement (i.e. candidate countries
    in 2004 !)

38
Defense-in-depth strategy for reactor safety
Beyond-design-basis accidents
Technical support or crisis teams
Design-basis accidents
Control room staff
Accident correction
Limit of operational conditions
protective systems
emergency operating procedures
Authorities
severe accident management guidance
Off-Site Emergency Planning
39
(1/2) First call (deadline 6 May 2003)
Safety of existing installations
  • NoE and/or IP
  • - Sustainable integration of European research
  • on severe accident phenomenology and
  • management IP
  • - Prediction of irradiation damage effects on
  • reactor components
  • STREP or Co-ordination Actions
  • - Material test reactors for advancing the
  • knowledge of materials, fuel and production
  • of radioisotopes for nuclear medicine
  • - Decommissioning of nuclear installations

40
First call (deadline 6 May 2003) (2/2) Safety
of existing installations Indicative future
topics
  • - Numerical codes for coupling thermal
  • hydraulics, core physics and fuel mechanics
  • - Networking of plant life management,
  • materials ageing and organisational issues
  • - High burnup and MOX fuel
  • - Benchmarking approaches to risk assessment
  • - Knowledge management

41
A wider range of better differentiated instruments
  • New instruments
  • integrated projects (IP)
  • networks of excellence (NoE)
  • Traditional instruments
  • specific targeted research projects (STREP)
  • coordination actions (CA)
  • specific support actions (SSA)
  • fellowships and grants
  • trans-national access to research facilities

42
Classification of the
instruments
43
Principles guiding the design of the new FP-6
instruments (IP and NoE)
  • Simplification and streamlining
  • to minimise the overheads for all concerned
    whether applicant, contractor or the Commission
  • to speed up procedures, especially
    time-to-contract
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • to enable instruments to be applicable throughout
    the priority themes
  • to enable projects to evolve
  • Increased management autonomy
  • to eliminate unnecessary micromanagement
  • While preserving public accountability and
    protecting interests of the Community

44
Traditional instruments
  • Retained to smooth the transition from FP5 to FP6
  • Support research activities of more limited scope
    and ambition
  • Three traditional instruments
  • specific targeted research projects
  • evolved form of FP5 RTD and demonstration
    projects
  • co-ordination actions
  • evolved form of FP5 concerted actions/thematic
    networks
  • specific support actions
  • evolved form of FP5 accompanying measures

45
Other instruments for horizontal actions
  • Euratom Fellowships
  • Grants to young researchers in CEE and FSU
  • Trans-national access to large infrastructure
  • Special Training Courses (SSA)

46
Indicative levels of Community funding for
Euratom projects
  • IP and NoE - about 5 to 10 M
  • STREP - from hundreds of k to a few M
  • CA - tens of k to approximately 1 M
  • Generally, only one project funded for each
    research topic in the Work Programme

47
INTEGRATED PROJECT (IP)
?
  • contractual aspects implementation plan and
    associated budget covering activities for
    integration of research / innovation,
    demonstration and training management
  • ? Commission contribution grant to the budget
    (EC is cofinancing a product !)
  • autonomy and flexibility ? consortium
    agreement governance structure overall legal,
    contractual, ethical, financial and
    administrative management knowledge management
    and other innovation - related activities

48
ACTIVITIES OF AN INTEGRATED PROJECT (1/3)
  • Research and technological development (RTD) and
    innovation-related activities
  • be objective-driven
  • have a multidisciplinary character Inno
    vation-related activities
  • intellectual property protection
  • dissemination activities beyond the consortium
  • studies on socio-economic aspects
  • activities promoting the exploitation of the
    results

49
ACTIVITIES OF AN INTEGRATED PROJECT (2/3)
  • Demonstration activities
  • designed to prove the viability of new
    technologies that offer a potential economic
    advantage
  • Training activities
  • advanced training of researchers, research
    managers, industrial executives, and potential
    users of the knowledge produced within the
    project

50
ACTIVITIES OF AN INTEGRATED PROJECT (3/3)
  • Project management
  • co-ordination at consortium level of the
    technical activities of the project
  • the overall legal, contractual, ethical,
    financial and administrative management of the
    consortium
  • preparing, updating and managing the consortium
    agreement between the participants
  • co-ordination at consortium level of knowledge
    management and other innovation-related
    activities
  • the implementation of the competitive calls for
    the consortium to find new participants

51
NETWORK OF EXCELLENCE (NoE)
  • contractual aspects joint programme of
    activities (JPA) to cover activities for
    integration jointly executed research and
    spreading of excellence management
  • ? Commission contribution grant for
    integration (the EC is cofinancing a process!)
  • autonomy and flexibility ? consortium
    agreement governance structure overall legal,
    contractual, ethical, financial and
    administrative management knowledge management
    and other innovation - related activities

52
The Joint Programme of Activities (JPA) of a
Network of Excellence (1/3)
  • Integrating activities targeted at
    the creation of a strong and lasting integration
  • co-ordinated programming in order to strengthen
    the complementarity and develop mutual
    specialisation
  • sharing common research tools and platforms
  • joint use of research infrastructures, and
    adaptation of the existing facilities with a view
    to their shared use
  • exchanges of personnel, opening of positions to
    researchers from other members of the network,
    staff mobility
  • relocation of staff, perhaps of whole teams and
    equipment
  • integrated management of knowledge and
    intellectual property
  • reinforcement of electronic information and
    communication networks

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The Joint Programme of Activities (JPA) of a
Network of Excellence (2/3)
  • A programme of jointly executed
    research research activities jointly
    executed to support the networks goals
  • Activities designed to spread excellence
  • a joint programme for training researchers and
    other key staff
  • dissemination and communication activities, and,
    more generally, networking activities to help
    transfer knowledge to teams external to the
    network
  • promoting the exploitation of the results
    generated within the network

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The Joint Programme of Activities (JPA) of a
Network of Excellence (3/3)
  • Network Management
  • overall co-ordination of the joint activities of
    the network
  • communication with the Commission services and
    co-ordinating all reporting required under the
    contract
  • activities linked to consortium-level financial
    and accounting management and legal issues
  • co-ordination of the knowledge management
    activities and, when appropriate, other
    innovation-related activities
  • supporting the work of the governing board and
    other network bodies

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A POSSIBLE MODEL OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT FOR A
NoE OR AN IP GENERAL ASSEMBLY
Board of Directors (governing board)
Advisory Committee (scientific council)
Management Committee
Basic studies WP B1 WP B2 ...
Integration of European industrial and national
projects
Training (spreading of excellence)
Knowledge Management Committee
Applications WP A1 WP A2 …

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TOWARDS A EU SERVICE FOR KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT
  • (i.e. identification, acquisition, development,
    dissemination, use and preservation of nuclear
    safety knowledge and expertise)
  • http//w2ksrvx.ike.uni-stuttgart.de/jsri/
  • Joint Safety Research Index (? information
    about more than 350 reactor safety research
    projects in the EU and CEECs
  • http//lunar.jrc.it/stresaWebSite/
  • Storage of Research Documents and Analyses (?
    T/H data from 10 experimental installations in
    the EU and CEECs)
  • http//europa.eu.int/comm/research/energy/fi/fi_en
    .html
  • DG Research / Directorate J Energy Unit 4
    Nuclear Fission and Radiation Protection (?
    current FP-5 1998-2002 projects)
  • http//www.cordis.lu/fp6/nuctech.htm
  • all the Commission decisions and other
    relevant documents (e.g. about NoE and IP) for
    FP-6 2002-2006 projects

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Objectives of Knowledge Management (KM)
  • Identify the threats to records over the
    long-term
  • Define data accessibility
  • Determine the media characteristics that will
    aid long-term accessibility to data
  • Good Practice Measures
  • Select appropriate media
  • Preserve information on systems and data
  • Manage risks
  • Plan preservation of information
  • Management rather than Storage

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A possible model for KM (courtesy of
NAGRA)
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Evaluation Criteria
  • Vary with the instrument
  • For IP threshold (out of 5)
  • Relevance 3
  • Potential Impact 3
  • Scientific and technical excellence 4
  • Quality of the consortium 3
  • Quality of the management 3
  • Mobilisation of resources 3
  • Overall score 4 out of 5

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Financial regime
  • Grant to the budget (except NoE) paid as a
    contribution to actual costs
  • that are necessary for the project
  • determined according to the usual accounting
    conventions of each participant
  • recorded in the accounts of the participants
  • or, if provided in the contract, in the accounts
    of third parties
  • excluding indirect taxes, interest…
  • no pre-defined cost categories as in FP5

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Cost models
  • A family of three simplified cost models
  • FC full direct and full indirect costs
  • FCF full direct costs plus 20 (excluding
    subcontracts) for related indirect costs
  • ACF additional direct costs plus 20
    (excluding subcontracts) for related
    indirect costs

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Intellectual Property / Access rights
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Who can participate in Euratom FP6?
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Research and training activities in reactor
safety
  • FISA Conferences dissemination of Community
    research results
  • FISA-99 / FP-4 conclusions symposium
  • (EC Luxembourg, 29 November-1 December
    1999-EUR 19532 EN)
  • FISA-2001 / FP-5 mid-term review Symposium
  • (EC Luxembourg, 12-14 November 2001-EUR 20281
    EN)
  • FISA-2003 / FP-5 conclusion symposium
  • (EC Luxembourg, 10-13 November 2003)
  • EUROCOURSEs training and education activities
  • EUROCOURSE-99 Advanced Nuclear Reactor Design
    and Safety, (GRS Garching/Munich, 17-21 May
    1999)
  • EUROCOURSE-2001 Probabilistic Safety
    Assessment and Risk-informed Decision Making,
    (GRS Garching/Munich, 5-9 March 2001)
  • EUROCOURSE-2001 and -2003 Integrity of
    components/Basic principles, (GRS Cologne, 17-22
    September 2001), to be repeated in Rez in spring
    2003
  • EUROCOURSE-2003 Corium Behaviour, (Aix en
    Provence, 27-31 January 2003, see announcement on
    web page www.cad.cea.fr/)

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CONCLUSION Euratom research in Nuclear
Fission under FP-6
  • Nuclear energy continues to supply 35 of
    Europes electricity vigilance is still required
    to ensure a continuation of Europes outstanding
    safety record, to efficiently manage the
    treatment and storage of waste, to maintain the
    high standards of radiation protection and to
    maintain efforts to avoid proliferation.
  • New political/economical challenges to Euratom
    research include
  • an enlargement of the Union to include countries
    with different safety cultures
  • achievement of the Internal Energy Market (and
    nuclear package)
  • an increasing concern for environmental issues
    (Kyoto)
  • changes in the policy/decision-making processes.
  • Commission Proposal for 2002-2006 The ERA
    including FP-6 Euratom research (think
    globally, act locally)

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European Research Area (ERA) ? (durable)
networks of the stakeholder organisations
  • Instruments for implementation of the ERA
    networks of excellence and integrated projects,
    greater mobility of researchers and sharing of
    large infrastructures, evolved forms of
    traditional instruments, etc…

Vendors and designers (Safety, performance and
innovation)
Regulatory Authorities (Reactor Safety)
Euratom Research in Reactor Safety (Safety,
performance and innovation)
Policy makers and opinion leaders (e.g. human
and environmental protection, risk management and
communication, etc)
Utilities and service sector (Safety and
performance)
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