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Upholding Europe's Leadership in Fusion Energy


Upholding Europe's Leadership in Fusion Energy

Fusion energy is what powers the universe: two light atoms fusing together release huge amounts of energy that makes the stars shine and allows life on Earth, by keeping the Sun lit.

Reproducing this process here on Earth would be a breakthrough, allowing the generation of zero-carbon energy with a safe and virtually limitless process, making it a real game-changer for the energy transition.

It has been discussed for decades, but now the climate urgency is creating new momentum. Private capital is flowing into the fusion sector, and public-private cooperation is blooming.

Europe itself has been engaged in fusion science and technology for years, namely contributing to the development of ITER, the world’s biggest fusion R&D project, and developing a frontrunner supply chain. But is the EU doing enough to foster fusion technology? How can it maintain a leadership role in the sector? Where does it stand compared with the United States and the United Kingdom, which are launching various initiatives and partnerships in the field?

Join this Euractiv Stakeholder Workshop to discuss what is next for the EU in fusion. Other questions to be discussed include:

- How can fusion contribute to the EU’s decarbonisation and climate efforts?
- Who are the technological leaders when it comes to fusion? How can the EU enhance its competitiveness in this domain?
- What role does the private sector play in advancing fusion energy?
- What are the state-of-the-art fusion regulatory initiatives in the EU? What can the EU learn from the regulatory systems set up by other countries?

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Boulevard Charlemagne 1, 1041 Brussels

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Elena Righi Steele
Head of Unit, Euratom Research, DG RTD, European Commission

Ian Chapman
Chief Executive Officer, UK Atomic Energy Authority

Leonardo Biagioni
Head of the ITER Programme a.i., Fusion for Energy (F4E)

Cyrille Mai Thanh
Director for Europe, Fusion Industry Association

Francesca Ferrazza
Head of Magnetic Fusion Initiatives, Eni


Anna Gumbau Martínez


12:00 - 12:30 Registration of participants
12:30 - 12:35 Welcome
12:35 - 12:50 Panellist statements
12:50 - 13:40 Discussion and Q&A
13:40 - 13:45 Closing statements

Followed by a light networking lunch.


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