Which are the contract mechanisms that F4E uses for the implementation of its tasks?

For the implementation of its tasks, and in order to work together with European industry, SMEs and research organisations, F4E uses two contract mechanisms: grant agreements (grants) and procurement contracts (procurement) which are underpinned by the principles of transparency, proportionality, equal treatment and non-discrimination

What is the FP7 Euratom programme?

In FP7 Euratom there are two associated specific programmes; one in the fields of fusion energy research and nuclear fission and radiation protection, the other in the nuclear field undertaken by the Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC). The JRC has become a leading institute of nuclear research in Europe.

FP7 Euratom aims to address the major issues and challenges in nuclear research and to contribute to the further consolidation of the European Research Area (ERA) in the nuclear energy sector.