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Gas-Dynamic Trap (GDT) is one of the most promising concepts to be a high-flux Fusion Volumetric Neutron Source (FVNS) for fusion nuclear science and technology development, and for driving fusion-fission hybrid reactor. Based on the development orientation of the Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics (BINP), the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences (SB RAS). and the Institute of Nuclear Energy Safety Technology (INEST), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), the two institutes have jointly initiated an international mega science program on Gas Dynamic Trap based Fusion Neutron Source (GDT-FNS). The 1st international GDT-FNS Workshop was jointly held in November of 2018 in Hefei, China by the two institutes as the first step to attract more partners to join in this work. It resulted in a project of Compact Volumetric Neutron Source (CVNS). 2nd GDT-FNS workshop to be help in Novosibirsk, Russia will involve discussing various topics related to GDT-FNS development such as: o Cooperation partners and research bases o Proposed requirements of GDT-FNS o Advantages and drawbacks of GDT-FNS o Concept design of GDT-FNS o Engineering design of GDT-FNS o Development of key technologies o GDT experiments and development status o Steady-state operation of GDT o FVNS mega-science project o Applications of FVNS o Physical issues of FVNS; o E.t.c.