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Symposium on "Benefits and Limitations of Nuclear Fission for a Low Carbon Economy"

Contribution to the decision-making process on the Euratom part of Horizon 2020 Brussels, Belgium

Tuesday 26th and Wednesday 27th February from 9.00 till 17.30
Charlemagne building – 170 rue de la Loi - 1040 Brussels

The last few months have seen the reconsideration of issues about nuclear safety and nuclear’s long-term contribution to the EU’s energy mix. The EESC and the European Commission are therefore organizing an open, balanced and exploratory process of dialogue and debate for all stakeholders in civil society.

Focusing the concerns and questions of civil society around fission energy research, the safety of nuclear power and its long term contribution to EU’s energy mix, this conference will take place immediately following the completion of the 2012 Study on “benefits and limitations of nuclear fission research for a low carbon economy” organized by the European Commission and to be presented to the Atomic research working group of the European Council. The contribution of nuclear fission energy research activities towards the Horizon 2020 framework programme, in the context of EU energy 2050 roadmap and the EU’s energy mix will be the main topics of the debate.

We also invite all stakeholders to take part to the online-forum which is available at this site and raise questions which could be discussed at the conference and make this online opportunity for a public dialogue as widely known as possible.


For further information please contact nuclearfission2013@eesc.europa.eu