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The forum provides a platform for open discussion between representatives of the European industrial actors active in the non-destructive examination/in service inspection (NDE/ISI) in the central and eastern European countries (CEEC) and new independent states (NIS). The purpose is to establish a co-operation pattern between qualified representatives of the European Union (EU) industry to offer a better co-ordinated and well defined assistance to the CEECs and NIS in the field of NDE/ISI, and to lay the ground for further industrial co-operation. The main short term purpose of the Forum is to define, in the most effective way, the scope of assistance and co-operation projects to be developed with the eastern colleagues. The European non-destructive examination forum (ENDEF) developed a strategy to follow for the establishment of co-operation projects, now used to understand the extent of past or present assistance projects and to identify the areas where more co-operation is needed.

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Authors: DEFFRENNES M, EC DGXVII, Nuclear Energy, Brussels (BE);ENGL G, Siemens KWU, Erlangen (DE);VON ESTORF U, JRC Petten (NL)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: Proceedings of the SMiRT Seminar, Lyon (FR), August 25-26, 1997
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 40949 ORA
Record Number: 199711391 / Last updated on: 1997-10-23
Original language: en
Available languages: en