The recent ITER Ministerial Meeting, which took place in Washington the 20th of December 2003 resulted in a Joint Communiqué which, amongst other matters, asks “…the ITER Team in conjunction with the ITER Parties to conduct a rapid exploration of the advantages of a broader project approach to fusion power.” (see text below)

Consequently, to address this request in a timely fashion, the ITER team is organising meetings with the parties to come, at the end of January, with a proposal that will be then considered by the Parties, possibly mid February.