NEWLANCER project proposes to identify and implement effective and efficient actual solutions leading to enlarged NMS involvement in future Euratom Framework Programmes by strengthening and catalyzing the full R&D potential at national level, by increasing cohesion between New Member States institutions, and by improving their cooperation with Old Member States research centres.
The specific sub-objectives of the project are to promote:
- Analysis of skills and current participation of NMS in Euratom Projects aiming to review and assess NMS research capabilities and participation in Euratom R&D Programmes (key issues, gaps, good practices and barriers, challenges, etc. with increased attention to the risk, safety and environmental aspects)
- Network for advanced cohesion in NMS nuclear research aiming to create a multi-level regional network having as mission to enhance cohesion and interact with national and European levels in order to strengthen future participation in European research.
- Good Practices and Recommendations aiming to collect and analyze relevant cases on New and Old MS participation in Euratom Programmes and draw up good practices and recommendations addressed to a large end-users spectrum: scientists, research managers, national authorities, EC structures (SNE-TP, IGD-TP, EERA, ESNII) – interested in better use of entire research potential.
- Visibility and Connectivity aiming to ensure broad visibility of NMS research potential in Europe, to promote actual activities shared between networking partners, to publicize the project outcomes, and to create links with European structures with a major role in the configuration of nuclear research programmes.
LEI activities in the Project
LEI experts reviewed national strategies and programs in the field of radioactive waste and spent nuclear fuel management, analysis of research capabilities, competences and current participation of Lithuania in EURATOM Programme indicating key issues, gaps, good practices and barriers, challenges, etc.
The National Expert Group (RATA and LEI experts participate in this group) in radioactive waste management topic was created. This group performed SWOT analysis regarding the participation of Lithuanian institutions in EURATOM Programme.
During technical visits of research institutions (INR (Romania), AEKI (Hungary), INRNE (Bulgaria)) the knowledge about infrastructure (research reactors, hot cells, other experimental facilities), researches performed in these institutions was obtained.
Total cost: 1 032 152,80 EUR (LEI part: 50 290 EUR)
Coordinator: REGIA AUTONOMA TEHNOLOGII PENTRU ENERGIA NUCLEARA – RATEN, Romania
- MAGYAR TUDOMANYOS AKADEMIA KFKI ATOMENERGIA KUTATOINTEZET, Hungary
- REGIA AUTONOMA PENTRU ACTIVITATI NUCLEARE DROBETA TR. SEVERIN RA SUCURSALA CERCETARI NUCLEARE PITESTI, Romania
- ARAO – Agencija za radioaktivne odpadke, Slovenia
- COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES, France
- AGENZIA NAZIONALE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, L’ENERGIA E LO SVILUPPO ECONOMICO SOSTENIBILE, Italy
- INSTYTUT CHEMII I TECHNIKI JADROWEJ, Poland
- INSTITUTE OF NUCLEAR RESEARCH AND NUCLEAR ENERGY – BULGARIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES, Bulgaria
- INSTITUT JOZEF STEFAN, Slovenia
- LIETUVOS ENERGETIKOS INSTITUTAS, Lithuania
- STUDIECENTRUM VOOR KERNENERGIE, Belgium
- INSTITUT SYMLOG, France
- TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF SOFIA, Bulgaria
- UNIVERZA V LJUBLJANI, Slovenia
- UNIVERSITATEA POLITEHNICA DIN BUCURESTI, Romania
- AGENZIA PER LA PROMOZIONE DELLA RICERCA EUROPEA, Italy
- REGIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL CENTER FOR CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE -REC, Hungary
- NATIONAL NUCLEAR LABORATORY LIMITED, United Kingdom
- MAGYAR TUDOMANYOS AKADEMIA ENERGIATUDOMANYI KUTATOKOZPONT, Hungary