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Radiation protection
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Main objectives:

Underpinning EU radiation protection policy to maintain and improve high levels of protection, in particular to resolve uncertainties in the field of low and protracted doses.

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Calls for this activity

Thematic areas:

  • Quantification of risks associated with low and protracted exposure (epidemiological studies, cellular and molecular biology)
  • Medical exposures and natural sources of radiation (enhancing safety and efficacy of medical uses, better assessment and management of natural sources)
  • Protection of the environment and radioecology (conceptual and methodological basis)
  • Risk and emergency management (better approaches for risk and emergency management)
  • Protection of the workplace (improved monitoring and management of occupational exposures)

The indicative budget allocated to Radiation protection for the duration of FP6 is EUR 50 million .

Links to previous activities:

Work undertaken on FP5 related to this area can be found under the Specific Programme Research and Training in the Field of Nuclear Energy at