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EUROSAFE Forum 2016

7th & 8th November 2016
in Munich, Germany

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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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The EUROSAFE News features contributions provided by its members on current projects, scientific or technical issues and ongoing developments in the field of nuclear safety, nuclear waste management and radiological protection as well as on respective events. In addition, it also serves as a platform for information on the activities of the European Technical Safety Organisations Network (ETSON).

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The research organisation Centrum výzkumu Řež (CV Řež) was founded on 9th October 2002 as 100% daughter company of ÚJV Řež, a. s. (former NRI – Nuclear Research Institute).

The main aim of the research organisation is research, development and innovations in the field of power generation (especially nuclear). CV Řež owns unique research infrastructure such as experimental research reactors LVR-15 and LR-0, technological experimental circuits and a number of specialized laboratories. Significant modernization of the infrastructure is being realized within years 2012-2017 in the frame

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Between April 2013 - December 2015 CV Řež was part of the research consortium of the project "Prevention, preparedness and mitigation of severe accidents Czech nuclear power plants in line with new findings of the stress tests after the accident in Fukushima".

CV Řež work focused on the development of software for the analysis of severe accidents, namely the adaptation of computing platforms MELCOR for VVER 1000 reactors.

MELCOR is the second-generation computational tool for the analysis of nuclear reactor severe accidents, which replaced the original code

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Based on the concept of handling radioactive waste and spent fuel, approved by the Czech government in 2002, preparatory work for the implementation of the deep geological repository (DGR) in ČR has been initiated by the state organization Radioactive Waste Repository Authority (SÚRAO).

Currently 7 sites of future DGR are considered, of which, one will be selected by 2025. Other milestones are to build an underground laboratory (2030) and putting DGR into operation in the 2065.

In 2015, the regulatory authority – SÚJB, initiated the preparation for reviewing safety

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The project SUSEN includes, inter alia a study of the properties and behavior of devices,...

CV Řež as a knowledge based research organization spreads nuclear technology related knowledge...

A critical state of a reactor does not - as it might seem at first glance – mean any disaster....

JHR – the Jules Horowitz Reactor – is an international project to develop and build a new high-...

Lately, quite a headline-making event took place at Zaporizhzhya NPP unit 5: loading of nuclear...

Since December 2011, the CV Řež has become a promoter of the Sustainable Energy (SUSEN) project...

The physical start-up of the world’s first power unit of Gen III+ took place this May at...

The International workshop "Treatment processes for the sustainable management of...


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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 technical safety organisations (TSOs) and European regulatory bodies 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 Organisations 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.


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The EUROSAFE Forum is an international conference on nuclear safety and security, radioactive waste management and radiological protection. Since 1999, 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 to inform about and discuss current developments and achievements in these topics.

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.

The EUROSAFE Tribune

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From 2001 until 2016, GRS and IRSN published the magazine "EUROSAFE Tribune". Twice a year, this publication provided readers with articles about key issues in the world of nuclear safety and radiological protection, focusing alternately on the respective EUROSAFE Forum´s main subject and special topics.


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