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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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Research Centre Rez (CVR) has agreed with the State Office for Nuclear Safety (SUJB) on establishing and gradual building of an independent technical and expert support in the area of nuclear safety inside the National Radiation Protection Institute (hereinafter SÚRO v.v.i.).

The SÚRO v.v.i. is a research organization directly subordinated to SUJB. Its primary mission has been an applied research in the field of radiation protection, as well as direct support of regulatory and supervisory functions of the SUJB. From the perspective of international practice SÚRO v.v.i. fulfills the

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In December 2011 Research Centre Rez (RCR), with the support of the Ministry of Education,Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic,received approval  for the realisation of the big structural EU project „Sustainable Energy (SUSEN)“, funded by aproximately 100 mio. Euro with 85% of EU participation.

In the framework of the SUSEN project seven modern research and development

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HTHL test facility is designed for the material testing under the simulation of Gas-cooled Fast Reactor (GFR) and/or Very High Temperature Reactor (VHTR) operational conditions. The specimens being tested will be placed into the test chamber located in the active channel where high pressure/temperature helium flow parameters will be reached. In addition to that exposure, during the in-pile operation, with the active channel placed into predefined position of LVR-15 active core rectangular grid the irradiation effects on the samples will be studied.

HTHL-2 high-temperature helium

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Located on the bank of the Meuse River, near the city of Huy in the Walloon province of Liège,...

The primary purpose of the MELCOR computer code for severe accident analysis is to model the...

GRS is 40 years old this year. The brochure on "...

Five decades of repository research have created a great deal of knowledge and competence....

Mr. Mönig, you are an expert on the topic of disposal and Head of the Repository Safety...

The use of X-rays in medicine is one of the most frequently used methods of diagnostic imaging....


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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 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), Wood (United Kingdom), 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.


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