F4E
Fusion for Energy (F4E)
Headquarter: Barcelona, Spain

About F4E


Fusion for Energy (F4E) is the European Union’s Joint Undertaking for ITER and the Development of Fusion Energy. The organisation was created under the Euratom Treaty by a decision of the Council of the European Union in order to meet three objectives:

F4E is responsible for providing Europe’s contribution to ITER, the world’s largest scientific partnership that aims to demonstrate fusion as a viable and sustainable source of energy. ITER brings together seven parties that represent half of the world’s population – the EU, Russia, Japan, China, India, South Korea and the United States.

F4E also supports fusion research and development initiatives through the Broader Approach Agreement, signed with Japan – a fusion energy partnership which will last for 10 years.

Ultimately, F4E will contribute towards the construction of demonstration fusion reactors.

The organisation has the following members which can be likened to “shareholders”:

  • Euratom, represented by the European Commission;
  • the member states of Euratom;
  • third countries which have concluded cooperation agreements with Euratom in fusion that associate their respective research programmes with the Euratom programmes and which have expressed their wish to become members.

The current members are therefore the 27 Member States of the European Union, Euratom and Switzerland as a third country.


Work at F4E


Working at F4E offers you the opportunity to join the European Union civil service, which brings together more than 35,000 civil servants across the Europe, where you can develop a challenging and rewarding career in a multicultural environment. F4E will need highly specialised and qualified staff to work at the cutting edge of fusion technology at its offices in Barcelona. Staff should normally be nationals of the Members of the Joint Undertaking.

A career at F4E offers you:

  • a challenging job at the heart of EU affairs;
  • excellent remuneration and working conditions;
  • career development and training opportunities;
  • a comprehensive welfare package and a pension scheme;
  • insurance coverage that covers medical expenses, accident and occupational disease;
  • unemployment and invalidity allowance.

F4E is staffed mainly by Temporary Agents and Contract Agents recruited through selection procedures.