Fusion Science and Technology / Volume 49 / Number 2T / February 2006 / Pages 27-35
Technical Paper / Plasma and Fusion Energy Physics - Introduction
The long-term objective of the European fusion programme is the harnessing of the power of fusion to help meet mankind's future energy needs.
This paper describes the context of European fusion research, the unique organisational character of the programme, and current activities, including developments concerning ITER. An overview of the aims and principal activities of the programme under the next Euratom Framework Programme is presented.