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EUROSAFE Forum 2016

7th & 8th November 2016
in Munich, Germany

Further information will follow.
We are looking forward to welcoming you there.












You can find all available documents of the EUROSAFE Forum 2015 here.


ETSON Award 2016: Call to junior experts for collaborative papers

The ETSON association has decided to reward 2016 two papers written by groups of young scientists from different Technical Safety Organisations (TSOs) and the EUROSAFE members by offering ETSON Awards, to be officially presented and attributed at the next EUROSAFE 2016.


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„EUROSAFE“ is a global and European initiative aimed at promoting the convergence of technical nuclear safety practices in Europe. It is formed and managed by the EUROSAFE partners Amec Foster Wheeler (United Kingdom), Bel V (Belgium), CSN (Spain), CV REZ (Czech Republic), MTA EK (Hungary), GRS (Germany), ANVS (The Netherlands), INRNE BAS (Bulgaria), IRSN (France), NRA (Japan), JSI (Slovenia), LEI (Lithuania), PSI (Switzerland), SSM (Sweden), SEC NRS (Russia), SSTC NRS (Ukraine), VTT (Finland), VUJE (Slovakia), a group of organisations with nuclear safety expertise and competent in nuclear safety assessments, that create the EUROSAFE Association and the Programme Committee. Some of these organisations are also members of ETSON, the European Technical Safety Organisation Network.

With a view to promoting the formation of a European scientific and technical network in the field of nuclear safety, the EUROSAFE Association has the following objectives:

  • to form a suitable forum for exchanges on analyses and R&D in the field of nuclear safety,to share experiences, and to exchange technical and scientific opinions,
  • to contribute to fostering the convergence of technical nuclear safety practices in Europe,
  • to further the definition and the implementation of nuclear safety research programmes.

The partners are aware that a high level of nuclear safety and radiation protection is a priority for the countries of Europe; they

  • recognise the reinforcement of the European dimension in the technical, economical and societal challenges which nuclear safety has to face,
  • take note that nuclear safety expertise plays a major role in contributing to the attainment and maintenance of a high level of nuclear safety and radiation protection,
  • acknowledge that the organisations competent in nuclear safety expertise develop appropriate approaches to safety issues as part of their assessments and research activities,
  • recognise the need for increased co-operation and reinforced sharing of experience between organisations competent in nuclear safety expertise.

Further information about the history of EUROSAFE can be found here.

The initiative itself finds its expression in three communication media that pool the ideas of various European safety organisations. It is intended to become the approach of all main European nuclear safety and radiation protection organisations.

The EUROSAFE Forum was first hosted by IPSN (now IRSN) and GRS in 1999, in conjunction with the above mentioned safety organisations. This event brings together representatives of organisations specialised in nuclear and radiological safety techniques, research institutes, power utilities, industry, public authorities and non-governmental organisations.

The EUROSAFE Tribune, apart from being distributed to all those attending the Forum, also provides all concerned organisations with articles about key issues in the world of nuclear safety and radiological protection, and thus serves as a platform for exchanging opinions and conducting debates.

The EUROSAFE website provides a record of contributions made to the Forum and the Tribune, keeping visitors up to date with matters of interest and work carried out in the field of radiological protection and nuclear safety. Among other things, visitors can consult contributions to previous EUROSAFE Forums and all issues of the EUROSAFE Tribune, and ask questions concerning the organisation of the Forum.


Previous Forums

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Previous Forums

EUROSAFE is an international forum for discussions among experts from technical safety organisations, research institutes, safety authorities, utilities, the industry, public authorities and non-governemental organisations concerning the status of and recent achievements in nuclear installation safety, waste management, radiation safety and nuclear material security.

Nuclear energy contributes approximately one third of European electricity production. A high level of nuclear safety is a priority for the countries of Europe. The technical safety organisations play an important role in contributing to that objective through appropriate approaches to major safety issues as part of their assessments and research activities.

The challenges to nuclear safety are increasingly international. Changes in underlying technologies such as instrumentation and control, the impact of electricity market deregulation, demands for improved safety, the ageing of nuclear facilities, waste management, maintaining and improving scientific and technical knowledge and the need for greater transparency - these are all issues where the value of an international approach is gaining increasing recognition.

The development of the European Union including its 2004 enlargement will also require closer collaboration between technical safety organisations and even more convergence in European nuclear safety practices. EUROSAFE aims to respond to these needs by offering a European forum for information on and discussion of important nuclear safety issues.


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Since the EUROSAFE Forum 2001, GRS and IRSN have published a new magazine called "EUROSAFE Tribune". This publication creates a link between the different EUROSAFE annual congresses. It provides readers with a means of tracing past and prolonging existing discussions and initiating new debates. The EUROSAFE Tribune is destined to become a reference tool for the international scientific and technical community.

In case you would like to order any of the EUROSAFE Tribune issues, please use the contact form indicating the issue number(s) and quantity.


Cover Tribune 29


  • # 6 Man-Technology-Organisation – The Safety Trilogy
  • # 5 Decision Making – A Stakeholder Involvement Issue
  • # 4 Decommissioning – The Need for a Holistic Approach
  • # 3 Convergence of Safety Practices
  • # 2 Safety of Reactor Low-Power and Shutdown States
  • # 1 Management of Nuclear Risks