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-Sabina Griffith

One goal, one voice: The International ITER Communications Team (with DG Kaname Ikeda) at the first meeting in Cadarache. (Click to view larger version...)
One goal, one voice: The International ITER Communications Team (with DG Kaname Ikeda) at the first meeting in Cadarache.
"It feels like United Nations," Aris Apollonatos said. And the Communications Expert from the European Domestic Agency in Barcelona is right. Working for ITER, a project that spans the world and that represents more than half the world's population, that already unites colleagues from 22 nations here in Cadarache, it can feel like working for the UN.

So it is all the more important to communicate with one voice. "ITER is a project of our time," the Head of ITER Communications, Neil Calder, put it. "But even though we are riding on a tidal wave triggered by climate change and global warming, we have to define a communication strategy."

In order to define this stategy, the Communications staff from IO and the seven Domestic Agencies came together in Cadarache last week for a first in a series of meetings. After short status reports from the DAs, items as the ITER press policy, the relaunch of the ITER website, internal communications, coordination of future events and other joint activities were discussed.


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