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European Network for Education and Training in Radiation Protection - II

European Network for Education and Training in Radiation Protection - II

Objective

As is the case with all nuclear expertise, there is a trend of a decreasing number of experts in radiation protection due to various reasons. On the other hand, current activities in the nuclear domain are expanding: the nuclear industry faces a so-called "renaissance", high-tech medical examinations based on ionising radiation are increasingly used, and research and non-nuclear industry also make use of a vast number of applications of radioactivity. Within this perspective, maintaining a high level of competency in radiation protection is crucial to ensure future safe use of ionising radiation and the development of new technologies in a safe way. Moreover, the perceived growth in the different application fields requires a high-level of understanding of radiation protection in order to protect workers, the public and the environment of the potential risks. A sustainable Education and Training (E&T) infrastructure for radiation protection is an essential component to combat the decline in expertise and to ensure the availability of a high level of radiation protection knowledge which can meet the demands in the future. Today's challenge involves measures to make the work in radiation protection more attractive for young people and to provide attractive career opportunities, and the support of professionals in their need to gain and maintain high level radiation protection knowledge. This can be reached by the development and implementation of a high-quality European standard for initial education and continuous professional development for Radiation Protection Experts (RPEs) and Radiation Protection Officers (RPOs). This project aims at developing a methodology for mutual recognition and setting up "reference" training schemes as an instrument to facilitate this mutual recognition, within the relevant regulatory framework.
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Coordinator

STUDIECENTRUM VOOR KERNENERGIE / CENTRE D'ETUDE DE L'ENERGIE NUCLEAIRE

Address

Avenue Herrmann Debroux 40
1160 Bruxelles

Belgium

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 115 924

Administrative Contact

Michèle Coeck (Dr.)

Participants (12)

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INSTITUTO TECNOLOGICO E NUCLEAR.

Portugal

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES

France

EU Contribution

€ 86 507

KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 84 150

BUNDESAMT FUER STRAHLENSCHUTZ

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 71 598

AGENZIA NAZIONALE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, L'ENERGIA E LO SVILUPPO ECONOMICO SOSTENIBILE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 36 493

NUCLEAR RESEARCH AND CONSULTANCY GROUP

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 122 638

CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES ENERGETICAS, MEDIOAMBIENTALES Y TECNOLOGICAS-CIEMAT

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 54 628

Public Health England an Executive Agency of the Dept of Health

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 77 498

RESEAU EUROPEEN POUR L ENSEIGNEMENT DES SCIENCES NUCLEAIRES

France

EU Contribution

€ 49 740

INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TECNICO

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 56 373

BUDAPESTI MUSZAKI ES GAZDASAGTUDOMANYI EGYETEM

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 14 557

UNIVERSITATEA POLITEHNICA DIN BUCURESTI

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 29 894

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 232620

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 March 2009

  • End date

    31 December 2012

Funded under:

FP7-EURATOM-FISSION

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 499 494,80

  • EU contribution

    € 800 000

Coordinated by:

STUDIECENTRUM VOOR KERNENERGIE / CENTRE D'ETUDE DE L'ENERGIE NUCLEAIRE

Belgium