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New Governance approaches to radioactive waste management in Europe : Cowam in practice


The objectives of CIP are : - to tribute to enabling European societies to make actual progress in the governance of radioactive waste management (RWM) while tributing to increasing societal awareness of and accountability for radioactive waste management (RWM) in Europe in order to reach practicable, accountable and sustainable decisions. - to follow up and analyse five innovative national processes on RWM on the basis of COWAM 2 results with a view to support stakeholders, particularly local communities, directly in their engagement with their particular RWM programme(s) - and to capture the learning from that experience. - to develop best practices and guidance for the application (implementation and improvement) of new inclusive governance of RWM approaches in the EU25, including benchmarking on practical and sustainable decision making processes recognised as fair and equitable by the stakeholders on the short, medium and long term. These objectives will be achieved through the live and direct assessment by cerned stakeholders of ongoing processes in 5 Member States (France, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, UK) through two main interrelated activities: - For each country a National Stakeholder Group (NSG) will review, from a local perspective, the inclusive governance approaches developed in their country, and elaborate a Prospective Case Study. - Based on the national reviews, a core Group of experts will draw lessons and bring out EU-level Guidelines for inclusive governance of RWM. Key orientations of COWAM in Practice include: empowering local communities; facilitating dialogue among local and national stakeholders unpressured by their ordinary text; deepening national insight while drawing on international experience.

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