FUSENET is an organization that combines, coordinates and sponsors European educational efforts in the field of nuclear fusion in order to increase, enhance, and broaden fusion training and education activities in Europe.
The aim of the FUSENET project is the establishment of a European Fusion Education Network (FUSENET) for education in fusion science and technology.
The FUSENET project started in October 2008 as a Coordination and Support Action under the seventh Framework Programme, with financial support of the European Commission. The project consists of eleven focused work packages, with a total budget of 2 Million Euro. The project runs until October 2012 and is bringing together a broad representation from the European fusion community with 36 participants from 18 countries, of which 22 Universities and 14 Euratom Associations.
The project consists of four groups of coordination actions: the establishment and running of the FUSENET network; development of individual learning opportunities and common educational goals; development of educational materials and hands-on experiments; and funding of joint educational activities.
After the project ends, the activities of the project will be continued by the FUSENET association. The Fusenet Association is an independent legal entity that was founded in December 2010 to provide a platform for the coordination of European fusion education activities, the initiation, development and implementation of new EU-wide actions, and for the exchange and dissemination of fusion education information. The association is open to all European organizations that are active in the field of fusion education and research.