Preparing for ITER and Developing DEMO

The EUROfusion programme

The EUROfusion programme is based on the Roadmap to the Realisation of Fusion Energy. The programme has two main pillars:
  • Preparing for ITER experiments
  • Developing a concept for the future demonstration fusion power plant DEMO

Twenty-eight of the European consortium members, receive funding from Euratom for fusion projects in accordance with their participation in the missions and experiments outlined in the Roadmap. Three consortium members (UK, CH and NO) participate in the EUROfusion activities with their national funding.

Another facet of the EUROfusion programme is to support fusion education and training through the EUROfusion Bernard Bigot Researcher Grant and EUROfusion Engineering Grant schemes. EUROfusion also supports a range of diverse research projects in the participating laboratories through the Enabling Research scheme. Finally EUROfusion is also actively involved in Technology Transfer activities.

Fusion Science

The objectives of the Fusion Science Programme are the development of plasma regimes for ITER and investigating solutions to manage the heat exhaust in future fusion power plants.