Preparing for ITER and
developing DEMO

The EUROfusion programme

The European scientific programme is based on the Roadmap to the Realisation of Fusion Energy. The programme has two aims:

  • Preparing for ITER experiments
  • Developing concepts for the future demonstration fusion power plant DEMO

The 30 European consortium members, receive funding for fusion projects in accordance with their participation in the missions and experiments outlined in the Roadmap.

Another facet of the EUROfusion programme is to support fusion education and training through the EUROfusion Researcher Grant and EUROfusion Engineering Grant schemes. EUROfusion also supports diverse research projects in the participating laboratories through the Enabling Research scheme.

Fusion Science

The objectives of the Fusion Science Programme are the development of plasma regimes for ITER and investigating solutions to manage the heat exhaust in future fusion power plants.



DEMO, the demonstration power plant, will be ITER's successor and the next step on the way to fusion energy. The final phases of the EUROfusion roadmap focus on designing DEMO followed by specifics on building and operating the plant.


Additional schemes

EUROfusion provides grants to support young researchers and engineers under the EUROfusion Research and Engineering Grants schemes. Through the Enabling Research Grant scheme, it also provides funding to diverse research projects carried out at the consortium laboratories.