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  • Specific research programmes (Euratom) to be implemented by the Joint Research Centre - Evaluation and monitoring of radioactivity -, 1988-1991

Framework programme


Programme funding

EUR 2,8 million

Official Journal Reference

L 286 of 1988-10-20

Legislative Reference

88/522/Euratom of 1988-10-14
To contribute to the provision of the data and methods needed to prevent ionizing radiation and radioactivity from having harmful effects by means of radiation evaluation and monitoring research with emphasis on the establishment of a Community-wide databank accessible to the public with effect from early 1989.


Part of the Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (1987-1991) under sub- activity 1.2: "Radiation protection", it was coordinated with the Commission's shared-cost action "Radiation Protection" (RADPROT 6C).

The research in this field provided support for specific activities laid down in the Euratom Treaty. These activities include setting up a databank on the environmental characteristics and biological effects of radionuclides and using mathematical models to calculate the distribution of radionuclides released from a nuclear accident. The bank, which is accessible to the public, forms the basis of the periodical reports issued by the Commission on radioactivity measurements in the Community.

These activities were carried out in the light of similar activities undertaken by other bodies, such as the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).


Information not presently available.


The Commission, assisted by the board of governors of the Joint Research Centre (JRC), was responsible for implementing this programme, which was executed by the JRC's Environmental Institute at Ispra.

In cooperation with the board of governors, the Commission ensured that periodic consultation was maintained with the relevant management and coordination advisory committees or equivalent committees with a view to ensuring coordination and consistency of approach between shared-cost actions and JRC activities in the same areas.

The Commission submitted a report on implementing the programme to the European Parliament and the Council. The programme was evaluated by a panel of independent external experts set up by the Commission after consulting the board of governors.
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