JOPRAD launches an Open Consultation on the Programme Document.
The European Commission (EC) Euratom Research and Training Programme complements the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme in the field of management of nuclear waste, including final geological disposal. EC policy is to move from supporting individual research and training projects to implementing a comprehensive Joint Programme co-funded by the Member States' and the EC. Depending on the readiness of Member States, a call for a first Joint Programme could be launched as part of the Euratom Work Programme 2018 or 2019-2020.
As part of this process, the JOPRAD Project has developed a Programme Document which sets out a Strategic Research Agenda (SRA) related to geological disposal that incorporates the areas of common interest between waste management organisations, techncial support organisations and research entities. This SRA will form the basis of a future European Joint Programme and will assist consortia in responding to an EC call. It identifies a broad range of research domains which could form potential proposals to be submitted for the call.
We would appreciate your input into this process by inviting you to comment on the Programme Document during the open consultation that covers the period from 13th March to 30th April 2017.
In particular, we would like feedback on the Strategic Research Agenda and its suitability to support future European Joint Programming. In particular, we want to know if you feel the document omits any key areas for future waste management and disposal Research, Development and Demonstration (RD&D).
The contents of the Programme Document will be discussed in detail at the forthcoming JOPRAD Programme Document Workshop that will take place on 4th April 2017 in London, UK. The agenda for the one-day workshop will be sent in the near future to those registered as attending.
For further information see www.joprad.eu