In 20-22 January 2009 the kick-off meeting of the PETRUS II project (FP7) takes place in Nancy, France. The objective of the project is "to enable present and future professionals on radioactive waste management in Europe, whatever their initial disciplinary background, to follow a training programme on geological disposal which would be widely recognized across Europe." 17 institutions from 10 countries are participating in the project for the coming three years.
The main roles of the ENEN Association for the project are:
- Provide Quality Assurance of the courses and training sessions and the project deliverables
- Facilitate mobility and assist in the organisation of workshops and pilot sessions
- Contribute to the implementation of a framework for mutual recognition of the courses and training sessions through the ENEN Network and realisation of a training passport at the European level
- Provide guidance for the attribution of the ECTS credits to the modules of the curriculum and the training programme
- Host and operate the webpages of the Petrus II project on the ENEN website
- Implement Knowledge Management by providing assistance to the advertising and documenting of the courses and training sessions through the ENEN database
- Assist in the coordination of the project by representing the ENEN members
The PETRUS II project is one of the three new projects, i.e. ENEN-III for nuclear engineering, PETRUS II for waste management and ENETRAP II for radiation protection, to be launched in the spring 2009 for the development of the Euratom Fission Training Schemes (EFTS). Its ultimate objective is to develop an European passport for Continuous Professional Development, which relies on the principles of modularity of courses and common qualification criteria, a common mutual recognition system, and the facilitation of teacher, student and worker mobility across the European Union. Its target group is research workers and industrial experts at least at post-graduate or equivalent level, i.e. from doctoral students to senior visiting scientists.
EFTS intends to promote life-long learning and career development of experienced researchers in all areas of nuclear fission and radiation protection, touching upon both the public and the private sector, to maximise the transfer of higher level knowledge and technology with emphasis on multi-disciplinarity and/or trans-national and inter-sectoral mobility, and to define and test the different steps in the systematic approach to higher level training (e.g. analysis, design, development, implementation and evaluation).
The ENEN Association takes a lead and participates in all EFTS projects to achieve the objectives for each project as well as to harmonise the developments in nuclear E&T over Europe. For further information the official webpages of these projects will be opened at the ENEN web site soon. > See ENEN News on 11 June 2009
> Poster on the ENEN FP7 projects on Nuclear Fission Training Schemes