Horizon EUROfusion

Horizon EUROfusion is the official launch event of the EUROfusion programme as part of Horizon Europe, the new European research and innovation funding programme.
The event is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, 5 July 2022, 10:00AM Central European Summer Time (CEST) at the Representation of the State of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern at the European Union in Brussels, Belgium.


At the Horizon EUROfusion event, we will:

- celebrate recent accomplishments like the world fusion energy record announced by EUROfusion researchers earlier this year

- present our research plans that will give the global fusion experiment ITER a flying start

- announce the start of the conceptual design for the European demonstration fusion power plant DEMO. This first-of-a-kind fusion device is due to come into operation around the middle of this century and demonstrate the net production of 300 to 500 megawatts of clean and safe fusion energy to the grid

Livestream of the event / Media enquiries

Watch the event live via the livestream on YouTube. The recording will be available after the event at the same link.

For media enquiries, please contact EUROfusion media officer Gieljan de Vries at: gieljan.devries(at)euro-fusion.org

Ms Bettina Martin (State of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern)
Minister for Science, Culture, Federal and European Affairs
Introductory remarks

Ms Joanna Drake (European Commission)
Deputy Director-General, DG Research & Innovation
The European Fusion programme’s support to the EU climate goals

Prof Dr Sibylle Günter (Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics)
Co-chair of EUROfusion General Assembly
A look back at EUROfusion during Horizon 2020 

Prof Dr Ambrogio Fasoli (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne)
Chair of EUROfusion General Assembly
A look forward to Horizon EUROfusion

Dr Tuomas Tala (VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland)
Head of the Fusion Research Unit
The impact of EUROfusion in Finland and its role in FinnFusion

Ms María Teresa Domínguez Bautista (Empresarios Agrupados)
Advanced Projects Director
The role of industry in fusion

Dr Wouter Vijvers (Chromodynamics, Netherlands)
Founder & CEO
From public research in fusion to a start-up

Ms Rosalinde van der Vlies (European Commission)
Director of Clean Planet Directorate, DG Research & Innovation
Closing and the Way Forward