A Public Debate “ITER en Provence” organised by the “Commission Nationale de Débat Public” (CNDP) in France, opened on 16 January 2006. The ITER Preparatory Committee had delegated the CEA, in close cooperation with the ITER International Team, to act on behalf of the ITER Parties in representing the project.

All in all eighteen meetings were held in different cities around southern France and in Paris. After a series of three general meetings, the others focused on specific topics, varying from the scientific objectives of ITER to environmental and socio-cultural features. The Débat Public ended on 4th May.

More information on the Débat Public can be found on www.debatpublic-iter.org (in French).