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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 physical start-up of the world’s first power unit of Gen III+ took place this May at Novovoronezh NPP. The appropriate license was issued by the Federal Environmental, Industrial and Nuclear Supervision Service (Rostechnadzor) taking into account the safety review performed by SEC NRS.

On March 22, 2016 Rostechnadzor granted Concern Rosenergoatom JSC (Russian utility) with license to operate nuclear installation of Unit No.1 of Novovoronezh NPP-2 (NVNPP-2).

The physical start-up of this power unit took place on May 20, 2016; it was constructed under the «

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The TSOF Consultancy Meeting on developing technical and scientific capabilities of TSOs supporting regulatory functions in embarking countries took place at IAEA HQ in Vienna on 4-6 July, 2016

TSO Forum Consultancy Meeting to develop an action related to the capacity building of technical and scientific organisation of embarking countries was held at IAEA Headquarters in Vienna (Austria) on 4-6 July, 2016.

As a follow-up of the TSO Conference in Beijing, the TSOF Steering Committee decided in March 2016 to develop an action related to the capacity building

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The International workshop "Treatment processes for the sustainable management of radioactive waste including innovative techniques" organized by the ETSON WM&D Working Group in collaboration with IAEA took place in the IAEA premises in Vienna within the period from the 4th to 6th of July 2016.

About 20 representatives of CEA (France), KIT (Germany), IAEA and ETSON members participated in the workshop.

The workshop objective was to summarize, present and analyze the information for different radioactive waste types from the various

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Federal Environmental, Industrial and Nuclear Supervision Service (Rostechnadzor) and Scientific...

Scientific and Engineering Centre for Nuclear and Radiation Safety (SEC NRS) is ETSON Associated...

After three years of conducting periodic safety reassessments for the anticipated...

Since 2010, Bel V experts have placed increasing emphasis on the oversight of safety...

Bel V’s thriving contribution to international programmes

Bel V’s fire...

Bel V just completed the work packages it was awarded as part of the first INSC project...

JSP: three letters that symbolise the will of the ETSON member TSOs that their youngest...

A quite active ETSON group, the Technical Board on Reactor Safety (TBRS) is led by a Bel...


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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