In reply to the latest call for tenders by the European Commission as part of its Seventh EU-Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development, the IRSN had helped to create ten projects in the fields of nuclear safety and radiation protection. The European Commission adopted nine of these projects, for a total budget of some 31 million euros.
The European Commission's acceptance of the projects proposed by IRSN and its partners  in response to its latest call for tenders shows the EU's increasing emphasis on according high priority to nuclear safety and radiation protection, as shown by the probabilistic safety assessment
(ASAMPSA_E) and radioecology (COMET) study projects.
It is also a sign of the EU’s commitment to promoting development support for the new Member States in the fields of nuclear power and research (SARRAH, WINSR), and in education and public information (EAGLE). In addition, it highlights the EU's goal of reinforcing the strategic programming of European research, in particular through new "platforms" in different fields, such as generation II reactors (NUGENIA+), generation IV reactors (ESNII+), co-generation (NC2I-R), and radiation protection (MELODI/OPERRA).
1- The number of participants involved in each project ranges from 10 to 37.