The EUR organization was set up in the early 90’s to produce a common specification for the next LWR nuclear power plants to be built in Europe. 18 years after its foundation, the organization is well recognized and still quite active. During the last 3 years, the EUR products have mainly been evaluations of the Gen 3 LWR designs. The evaluations of the AP1000 and of the AES92 designs have been concluded in 2007 and a revised version of the evaluation of the EPR completed in 2009. Other LWR projects of potential interest for the EUR utilities, such as MHI’s APWR, are being reviewed before starting a full-scope assessment. Last, a revision C of the EUR volume 4 has been published in 2007. Coordinated actions with the other industry groups and the other stakeholders have been a centerpiece of the recent EUR strategy. In particular, the EUR and ENISS organizations have joined their efforts in nuclear safety vs. IAEA and WENRA. Also EUR and WNA/CORDEL are now working together on harmonization of the design requirements at global level. Meanwhile, the EUR organization has kept enlarging: CEZ and MVM now are active associated members and Gen-Energija from Slovenia has been invited to participate. Education and training has been dealt with actively in 2009 and 2010. The EUR organization strongly supported WNU’s “Forum on harmonization” in 2009. A more technical course about the EUR requirements is being organized in 2010 under the aegis of ENEN. Finally, a lot of preparatory material for a revision D of the EUR volumes 1 and 2 has been gathered during the last 10 years. Several options are under consideration about how to proceed towards this revision.

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