This technical meeting gathered members of all 16 institutions involved in the preparatory phase of IFMIF-DONES

Last November 10 and 11, members of the 16 international entities involved in the DONES-PreP project participated in its Second General Assembly. This European project is currently developing the preparatory phase for the construction of the IFMIF-DONES particle accelerator in Escúzar, Granada.

At this two-day meeting, the participants analysed the first year of activity of DONES-PreP, developed under the framework of Euratom’s research and training programme and funded with €4 million. Particularly, the technical meeting reviewed the lines of work developed in the past year and the milestones to achieve in its second year.

The coordinator of DONES-PreP and director of the IFMIF-DONES project, Ángel Ibarra, opened the General Assembly, which was held online, and presented the key points of the preparatory phase and the work of coordination and interaction with other international fusion- and DONES-related projects.

The General Assembly, attended by approximately 50 representatives of the involved institutions, was a step forward for the two upcoming meetings which are of critical importance: the Council and Stakeholders Committee meetings, on November 23 and on November 26, respectively.

The participating institutions that attended the Assembly were CIEMAT, University of Granada (UGR), OnGranada Tech City, United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority (CCFE), Commissariat à l’énergie atomique et les énergies alternatives (CEA), Empresarios Agrupados Internacional, Agenzia Nazionale per le Nuove Tecnologie, l’Energia e lo Sviluppo Economico Sostenibile (ENEA), Instytut Fizyki Jądrowej Polskiej Akademii Nauk (IFJ PAN), Instituo Nzionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN), Institute of Plasma Physics and Laser Microfusion (IPPLM), Instituto Superior Tecnico (IST), Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Ruđer Bošković Institute (RBI), Studiecentrum voor Kernenergie/Centre d’Etude de l’Energie Nucléaire (SCK-CEN), Warsaw University of Technology (WUT) and Centre for Energy Research (EK).