Stakeholders European Organizations
This section contains general information and links to websites of the European Commission concerning EQF, ECTS, ECVET and the nuclear job taxonomy.
The European Nuclear Education Network, ENEN is a nonprofit international organization established in Brussels under the Belgian law. The mission of ENEN is the preservation and the further development of expertise in the nuclear fields by higher Education and Training. This objective should be realized through the co-operation between universities, research organizations, regulatory bodies, the industry and any other organizations involved in the application of nuclear science and ionizing radiation.
The European Human Resources Observatory for the Nuclear Sector (EHRO-N) was established in 2011, promoted vy the EC-JRC under the framework of the EURATOM treaty, to determine the situation of nuclear-educated Human Resources, skills and competences in Europe, assess the trends and suggest policy options for improvement.
The European Technical Safety Organizations Network, founded in 2006, aims to promote and develop European scientific and technical co-operation between the TSOs in the field of nuclear safety. ETSON wants to be the major cooperative workplace for technical safety issues in Europe; be a source of technical reflexions on safety issues and wants to produce technical outcome and positions that foster the enhancement and harmonization of safety practices in Europe.
The European Nuclear Safety Regulators Group is an independent, expert advisory group created in 2007 following a decision of the European Commission. It is composed of senior officials from the national nuclear safety, radioactive waste safety or radiation protection regulatory authorities and senior civil servants with competence in these fields. ENSREG’s role is to help to establish the conditions for continuous improvement and to reach a common understanding in the areas of nuclear safety and radioactive waste management.
ESARDA is an association of European organizations formed to advance and harmonise research and development in the area of safeguards. It also provides a forum for the exchange of information and ideas between nuclear facility operators, safeguards authorities and persons engaged in research and development. ESARDA was formed in 1969 with the purpose of facilitating collaboration in R&D in the field of safeguards and in the application of such R&D to the safeguarding of source and special fissile materials.
The Fusenet Association is the European Network on Fusion Education. The goal of the network is tostimulate and coordinate high quality fusion education and make this available to students in an attractive and transparent manner. Presently it comprises over 50 members from 19 different countries, including universities, research organizations and companies that are involved in the development of energy production from nuclear fusion. The Fusenet Association is a legal entity and can apply for funding for its activities on behalf of its members.
EUROfusion, the European Consortium for the Development of Fusion Energy, manages European fusion research activities on behalf of the European Commission. It is a consortium, established in 2014, of national fusion research institutes located in the European Union and Switzerland.
The Implementing Geological Disposal of Radioactive Waste Technology Platform (IGD-TP) was launched in 2009. The main objectives of the IGD-TP are to initiate and carry out collaborative actions in Europe tofacilitate the stepwise implementation of safe, deep geological disposal of spent fuel, high-level waste, and other long-lived radioactive waste by solving the remaining scientific, technological and social challenges, and thereby to support waste management programmes in the Member States.
MELODI is an European Platform dedicated to low dose radiation risk research. In 2010 MELODI was founded as a registered association with 15 members. The main goals of MELODI are the promotion and coordination of low dose risk research in Europe, through an open and integrative approach, adopting a Strategic Research Agenda. Further MELODI aims to create a forum for dialogue with EU institutions and stakeholders and with international partners (WHO, IAEA, USA, …).
SNETP will preserve and strengthen the European technological leadership and nuclear industry through a strong and long-term R&D programme, involving fuel cycles and reactor systems of Generation II, III and IV types. SNETP will further enhance Europe’s technological leadership in nuclear science and engineering by the production of scientific and technical skills to keep pace with corresponding industrial and R&D demand and will contribute to the production of synthetic fuels and hydrogen needs.
NUGENIA is an association dedicated to the research and development of nuclear fission technologies, with a focus on Generation II and III nuclear plants. It aims to be an integrated framework for R&D to ensure safe, reliable and competitive Gen II & III fission technologies.
The EUTERP Foundation is an independent legal entity set up to provide a centralized Europeansource of information on radiation protection education and training matters. Main objectives of theFoundation are to encourage and support harmonization of education and training requirements for radiation protection experts, radiation workers and other radiation protection professionals; to better integrate radiation protection education and training systems into general vocational training and education infrastructures; and to act as a focus for the sharing of information on training events, standards, developments etc.
FORATOM is the Brussels-based trade association for the nuclear energy industry in Europe. FORATOM acts as the voice of the European nuclear industry in energy policy discussions with EU Institutions and other key stakeholders. The membership of FORATOM is made up of 16 national nuclear associations representing nearly 800 firms. FORATOM provides information and expertise on the role of nuclear energy; produce position papers, newsfeeds, responses to public consultations, analyses of public opinion; organize regular networking events like dinner debates, workshops, one-on-one meetings, press briefings and visits to nuclear facilities.
HERCA is a voluntary association in which the Heads of Radiation Protection Authorities work together in order to identify common issues and propose practical solutions for these issues.
The International Atomic Energy Agency is the world's central intergovernmental forum for scientific and technical co-operation in the nuclear field. It works for the safe, secure and peaceful uses of nuclear science and technology, contributing to international peace and security and the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals. The IAEA plays an active part in helping the international community achieve the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
The International Nuclear Security Education Network’s mission is to enhance global nuclear security by developing, sharing and promoting excellence in nuclear security education. The network was founded in 2010 under the auspices of the IAEA Nuclear Security Programme.