The preparation of ITER operating scenarios on JET and other European devices is proceeding vigorously: during the EFDA-JET 2000-2001 experimental programme the longest internal transport barriers to be produced in a tokamak so far were observed, and three promising H-mode operational scenarios have also been developed for applicationon ITER.

News from the European ITER Site Study Group and the Cadarache ITER siting team: in November 2001 the first step of their studies in Cadarache was completed, concluding that this site would fully satisfy the requirements of ITER. The team has now launched the second step, the preparation of a possible licensing process. The construction of ITER also got a ringing endorsement from a high level expert group, appointed by the EU Council of Ministers to examine the possibility for a fast track to fusion energy production.