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PROJECTS / Past EFTS projects

Past EFTS projects



EFTS 2009 -3

To establish a common certificate for professionals at European level 

  • A new scheme: a significant development from a pure training and mobility programme to one dedicated rather to structuring research training and researchers' career development across the EU.
  • Address 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
  • Maximise the transfer of higher level knowledge and technology with emphasis on multi-disciplinarity and/or trans-national and inter-sectoral mobility
  • Define and test the different steps in the systematic approach to higher level training (e.g. analysis, design, development, implementation and evaluation)
  • Target = research workers and industrial experts at least at post-graduate or equivalent level, i.e. from doctoral students to senior visiting scientists
  • Ultimate goal = 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 EU.

Three projects starting in 2009 

   > ENEN III on Nuclear Engineering

   > ENETRAP II on Radiation Protection

   > PETRUS II on Radioactive Waste and Disposal

         > ref. "Euratom FP7 Research and Training projects vol. 2" 

One project starting in 2011

   > TRASNUSAFE on Nuclear Safety Culture


Starting on 1 May 2009 for the period of three years     Completed!

19 Partners from 12 EU countries

Coordinated by ENEN Association

The project covers the structuring, organisation, coordination and implementation of training schemes in cooperation with local, national and international training organisations, to provide training to professionals active in nuclear organisations or their contractors and subcontractors. The training schemes provide a portfolio of courses, training sessions, seminars and workshops for continuous learning, for upgrading knowledge and developing skills in Nuclear Engineering.

The training schemes cover profiles for each of the following:

   Type A) Basic training in selected nuclear topics of non nuclear engineers and personnel of nuclear facilities

                contractors and subcontractors;

   Type B) Technical training for the design challenges of GEN III plants;

   Type C) Technical training for the construction challenges of GEN III plants;

   Type D) Technical training for the design of GEN IV plants.

  > More - See ENEN III page


Starting on 1 March 2009 for the period of three years     Completed!

12 Partners from 12 EU countries

Coordinated by SCK-CEN, Belgium

The overall objective of this 7th Framework Programme project is to develop European high-quality "reference standards" and good practices for education and training in Radiation Protection (RP), specifically with respect to the radiation protection expert (RPE) and the radiation protection officer (RPO). These "standards" will reflect the needs of the RPE and the RPO in all sectors where ionising radiation is applied.

The introduction of a radiation protection training passport as a mean to facilitate efficient and transparent European mutual recognition is another ultimate deliverable of this project.

It is envisaged that the outcome of this project will be instrumental for the cooperation between regulators, training providers and customers (nuclear industry, research, non-nuclear industry, etc.) in reaching harmonization of the requirements for, and the education and training of RPEs and RPOs within Europe, and will stimulate building competence and career development in radiation protection to meet the demands of the future. 

  > More - See ENETRAP II page


Starting on 1 November 2010 for the period of four years

18 Partners from 9 EU countries

Coordinated by Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL), Belgium

The objective of this project is to design, develop and test two relevant training schemes on Nuclear Safety Culture with a European environment, based on a specific evaluation of the training needs. The general objective includes the four follwoing specific objectives:

 i) An analysis of the training needs will be carried out across Europe through data collection and seminars organised in different regional locations; the reults will be availalbe at month 12;

ii) The links between the ALARA principle currently used in the radiation protection community and the safety culture of the nuclear industry will be clarified to reach a common approach making the attendance of managers from both groups to a basic training module possible; the conculsions will be available at month 10;

iii) Based on the results of the analysis of the training needs, the two training schemes will be designed and developed with a common generic basis module, and four specialised modules; the end of the development coincides with the end of the project (month 48);

iv) The training schemes will be validated by testing the new teaching modules by means of pilot sessions and by making corrections where they appear to be necessary; the report on the pilot sessions will be available at month 45.

  More - See TRASNUSAFE page