During the ITER EDA (Engineering Design Activities) and CTA (Coordinated Technical Activities) Europe has developed an extensive R&D programme which included the manufacturing of a complete set of full-scale prototypes for each divertor component. To mark the occasion a special event was held on 16 January 2002, an “EU Divertor Celebration Day”, which was organized at Plansee AG, Reutte, Austria. Full coverage of the event will be reported in the next EFDA Newsletter.