Issue No. 36 Spring
(May 2012)


ENS News

Word from the President

ENS launches the ENC 2012 Career Event!

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TopFuel 2012

ENC 2012

ETRAP 2013

Member Societies

SFEN’s Annual Convention focuses on “The nuclear industry one year after Fukushima.”

Opinion and knowledge of Austrians about nuclear power

An Mariën wins BNS Thesis Competition for her research into oxygen sensors

BNS Chairman Eric van Walle speaks about the important role played in our society by the BNS

Eighteenth Frédéric Joliot/Otto Hahn Summer School to focus on innovative modular reactors

News from the Hungarian Nuclear Society

SNUS Scientific Expedition to Chernobyl NPP


21st International Nuclear Energy for New Europe Conference, Ljubljana, 5-7 September, 2012

“November Nuclear” at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

YGN Report

PIME 2012: A Young Generation report on Europe’s N° 1 conference for nuclear communicators

RRFM 2012: A Young Generation perspective

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Ansaldo Nucleare, Nuvia and Cammell Laird create wide-ranging nuclear power design and build partnership

The world’s first movie shot on the real NPPs

Dr. Sebastien Couet (KUL) wins the SCK•CEN Prof. Roger Van Geen Scientific Award

European Institutions

A status report on the Implementing Geological Disposal of Radioactive Waste Technology Platform (IGD-TP)

ENS World News

National Nuclear Laboratory: providing specialised nuclear technology services for an expanding customer base

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TopFuel 2012

TopFuel 2012
2 - 6 September 2012 in Manchester, United Kingdom


ENC 2012

ENC 2012
9 - 12 December 2012 in Manchester, United Kingdom

ETRAP 2013

ETRAP 2013
13 - 15 March 2013 in Vienna, Austria


ETRAP 2013

ETRAP 2013

13 - 15 March in Vienna, Austria

5th International Conference on Education and Training in Radiological Protection

Call for Papers

To fully benefit from the peaceful uses of ionising radiation that are found in industry, medicine, agriculture and research, and nuclear power generation, both people and the environment need to be protected. Education and training in radiation protection is therefore essential to building and maintaining the competent workforce that is necessary for establishing and maintaining the safe and well-regulated working environment that is demanded by modern society. The importance such of education and training has been acknowledged for many years, and a wide range of programmes and initiatives have been established at the national, regional and international level.

ETRAP 2013 provides a forum for decision makers, regulators, educational and training providers and practitioners, researchers, radiation protection experts and persons from international organizations to discuss the current state of the art in education and training in radiation protection. The conference aims to identify current trends and good practices in the area while looking to the future so that society can continue to benefit from the many uses of ionizing radiation.

Contributions are particularly welcome on the following topics related to education and training in radiation protection:

  • Harmonization of terminologies and definitions, taxonomies, learning outcome descriptions, comparison of ECVET/EQF/ECTS and other systems of accreditation of continuous professional development

  • Efficiency and effectiveness of training: measuring tools, key performance indicators, how is the overall radiation protection culture improved by E&T, what are other factors influencing work floor behaviour

  • Regulatory aspects, accreditation and certification processes, (inter)national infrastructure for E&T, development of national strategies

  • (Inter)national collaborations and networks, (inter)regional approaches and collaborations

  • Sector specific training needs: medical, nuclear, industrial, NORM, other

  • Tools and resources, methods of delivery, introduction of modern learning tools

  • Mechanisms to systematically update E&T courses: incorporation of research findings into the E&T curriculum

  • Feedback from experience, including incidents and accidents, into radiation protection E&T

  • Evolution in training contents, introduction of ethical aspects, communication and soft skills, …

  • Attracting the young generations involvement

  • Public education/communication on radiation effects and radiation protection

We welcome both oral and poster submissions. If you wish to share your knowledge and insights with regard to education and training in radiological protection, please submit your abstract by 30 September 2012.

More information on ETRAP 2013 is available at

ETRAP 2013 Conference Secretariat

organised by:

European Nuclear Society


Seibersdorf Laboratories

supported by:

European Federation of Organizations for Medical Physics (EFOMP)


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