Spent fuel pools (SFPs) are large structures equipped with storage racks designed to temporarily store irradiated nuclear fuel removed from the reactor. SFP severe accidents have long been considered as highly improbable since the accident progression is slow (in comparison with reactor core accidents) and let time to corrective operator actions. However, the accident at the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plants has highlighted the vulnerability of nuclear fuels that are stored in SFPs in case of prolonged loss-of-cooling accidents and consequently renewed international interest in the safety of SFPs. In this context, the AIR-SFP project, funded by the Euratom 7th FP in the frame of the NUGENIA+ project, was launched in May 2015 with 15 participants. One of the objectives was to assess the applicability of Severe Accident (SA) codes, which were initially developed for reactor applications, to the calculation of transients in SFPs. To reach this objective, a benchmark, including a criticality risk assessment, was carried out. The degradation progression was computed by 14 participants with 6 different SA codes and 5 have participated to the criticality risk assessment. ... mehrMain results are presented as well as conclusions that have been drawn concerning SA codes readiness to address these “beyond-scope” scenarios.