VINCO Workpackages

WP1: Project management

Lead beneficiary: NCBJ

To monitor the different coordination activities in WP2 up to WP6 and to cover the global administrative management of the project. To assure the coordination and management of the consortium, over and above the technical management of the WPs. To assess and mitigate any potential or identified risks to the project. Establishment and implementation of project activity plans and reporting structures, ensuring timely delivery of expected results. Establishment of an effective project management structure incorporating the management of the work package teams and the tasks. Creation of an effective project management framework, maintain overall consortium communication. Set up and management of the financial accounting records. This work package will cover the overall management of the project, will guarantee the coherence between the different work packages and provide the link with other projects and research activities external to this project.

Tasks:

  • 1.1: Coordination and Consortium Activities
  • 1.2: Activities Management
  • 1.3: Financial Management
  • 1.4: Progress/Management Reports and Midterm/Final Review

WP2: Relevant funding possibilities for financing R&D of new nuclear systems included in SET Plan Integrated Roadmap

Lead beneficiary: UJV Rez

Carry out a financial and legal framework analysis in V4 countries of the possibility of utilization European Community (both EU and Euratom) funding opportunities as InnovFin – EU Finance for Innovators, V4 countries operational
programmes and V4 countries national RIS3 strategy to support financing of Research & Development projects of new nuclear systems included in the SET Plan Integrated Roadmap (IR) by the European Regional Development
Fund (ERDF), the European Commission and the European Investment Bank Group for the programming period of 2014 – 2020. Identify the possible international cooperation schemes of V4 countries. Elaborate the appropriate recommendations to influence the preparation of the mid-term review of the programming documents in regional policy for 2014-2020 in favour of projects like ALLEGRO (and supporting infrastructure).

Tasks:

  • 2.1: Analysis of financial and legal framework in V4 countries
  • 2.2: Proposal for utilization and modifications of financial and legal framework in V4 countries
  • 2.3: Proposal of possible schemes for international regional cooperation of V4 countries

WP3: Learning exercises via mutual design studies for gas-cooled reactors

Lead beneficiary: VUJE

This WP is aimed at sharing the knowledge and mutual learning & exchanges of scientific staff between the laboratories of the "V4G4 CoE" and CEA (France). The collaboration mechanisms (e.g. rules of access to common infrastructure, unification of data formats, handling of code updates, etc.) will be major part of this WP. These staff exchange activities will be oriented on experienced employees of participating institutes and will be focused on the establishment of cooperation rules and test case analyses related to the key problems of gas-cooled reactors: to elaboration of a preconceptual design and to better understanding the basis for the gas-cooling systems (GFR and VHTR) reactors.


The above goal will be realized by: Benchmark learning exercises in the field of both the neutronic and the thermohydraulic devoted to development of input models for as well as the efficient use of various calculation tools utilized
by different users. The main objectives of benchmark exercise are to assess that present system codes used for the transient analysis are able to reproduce correctly the gas system dynamics as well as to support the development of consistent models of gascooled reactors accident analysis in the different organizations.

Benchmark definitions will be based on existing know-how. Important data-will be selected from deliverables and other materials prepared in the framework of FP7 project GoFastR, its predecessors and other projects oriented on Gen 4 reactors and available material from CEA and other French institutes will also serve as part of source of information. Benchmark definitions will be prepared by WP3 leader in cooperation with other WP3 participants. It will be created as a prolongation of gradual more and more detailed description of ALLEGRO neutronic and thermo-hydraulic parameters and characteristics, started at FP6 GCFR STREP and continued at GoFastR and mainly at ESNII+ projects. Comparison of solutions will induce necessity to solve problems in combined teams based on staff exchanges. Sharing of knowledge will be facilitated by brainstorming meetings with predefined actual design & safety related topics and by easy access to existing research infrastructure (e.g. He-loops at Czech Republic or fast neutron irradiation setup in MARIA reactor, Poland).


It will be based on information & experience collected:

  • At the laboratories of V4 Partners;
  • at CEA benefiting from the development of the GFR concepts & technology before 2010,
  • the GFR/VHTR-related FP projects such as e.g. FP7 GoFastR and FP6 GCFR STREP.

Tasks:

  • 3.1: Selection of data and information necessary for Learning Exercise “Neutronic Benchmark”
  • 3.2: Solution of the neutronic benchmark by participants, comparison and evaluation of results
  • 3.3: Selection of data and information necessary for Learning Exercise “Thermo-hydraulic Benchmark”
  • 3.4: olution of the thermo-hydraulic benchmark by participants, comparison and evaluation of results
  • 3.5: Brainstorming Meetings and Evaluation workshop focused on the actual design & safety –

WP4: Coordination of V4G4 CoE activities and Strategic planning

Lead beneficiary: MTA EK

WP4 will focus on capacity building and strengthening links between parties involved in the development of the Generation IV gas cooled reactors as well as to maintain communication with relevant OECD and IAEA programmes.
Information from the horizontal working groups of the Generation IV International Forum (GIF) and results from other EURATOM FP projects will be taken into account. In addition to that the experimental program supporting the licensing of the reactor will be organized during the preparation phase, after the completion of FP7 ALLIANCE project

Tasks:

  • 4.1: Strategic planning
  • 4.2: Coordination with V4G4 CoE

WP5: Education and Training, Mobility of Researchers

Lead beneficiary: NCBJ

The staff of Partners shows signs of generational gap, low level of mobility and the spectrum of available education does not match the needs of future Nuclear Power programmes. Thus the overall objective of WP5 is to: analyse the education, training and mobility (E&M&T) activities existing in partner organizations (and regionally in V4 countries) with focus on identifying possible synergies and best practices; analyse human potential of partner organizations and long term needs in context of expected national Nuclear Power programmes; define strategy of E&M&T and start its realization by own activities.


Specific objectives are: Mapping of available educational resources, finding synergies among them and with other EUROATOM projects; Analysis of educational needs in context of existing staff and students, development plans and labour market; Creating strategy of future educational and mobility regional activities; Organization of “CEE School of Generation IV reactor physics and technology” and a workshop on the topic related to actual reactor projects;
Organization of mutual internships of young researchers and technicians.

Tasks:

  • 5.1: Mapping of resources
  • 5.2: Analysis of educational and mobility needs
  • 5.3: Strategy of future educational and mobility activities
  • 5.4: Organization of school, hands-on workshop and internships

WP6: Dissemination of Results, Awareness-raising and Communication

Lead beneficiary: CVR

The objective of the WP6 is to strengthen the impact of the project among relevant stakeholders. It will be achieved by dissemination of project results to targeted audiences, communication with relevant stakeholders and awareness raising among the wider public.

Tasks:

  • 6.1: Dissemination and communication plans
  • 6.2: Preparation of Materials for Dissemination and Promotion of the education, training and mobility plans
  • 6.3: Communication and interaction with major stakeholders, decision makers, funding agencies, etc.
  • 6.4: Open website and social media