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Lobbying associations

Sharing with ENS a joint secretariat headed by Jean-Pol Poncelet, Director General, the European Atomic Forum (FORATOM) is the Brussels-based trade association for the nuclear energy industry in Europe. FORATOM's main objectives are to promote the use of nuclear energy and to represent the interests of the EU's nuclear industry. The membership of FORATOM is made up of 16 national nuclear associations (or fora) from EU Member States, plus Switzerland, Romania and Bulgaria. The companies that are represented by these national fora amount to about 800 firms, employing about 400,000 people. Input on specific issues is gathered from the member associations and companies by FORATOM's various working groups and task forces, before being channelled into discussions with the European institutions. When required, representations are made by FORATOM with the backing of a policy document drawn up by a common industry position statement:

The European Energy Forum (EEF) is an informal and neutral forum where topical energy related subjects linked to the EU political dialogue are presented. Chaired by MEP Giles Chicester, with Jean-Claude Charrault as Director Generaz, the purpose of the EEF is to facilitate the reciprocal exchange of information between Members of the European Parliament, officials of the European Commission and the industrial and scientific sectors. EEF is a place of information, documentation, analysis and open debate where members' and participants' opinions are freely and frankly expressed. EEF organises meetings, conferences, seminaries, dinner-debates, industrial site visits, and delegation visits to third countries with members of the European Parliament, representatives of the European Commission and of other EU institutions, as well as experts from industries, associations and organisations involved in the various fields of energy sector:

The World Nuclear Association (WNA) is the global industrial organisation that seeks to promote the peaceful worldwide use of nuclear power as a sustainable energy resource for the coming centuries. Specifically, the WNA is concerned with nuclear power generation and all aspects of the nuclear fuel cycle, including mining, conversion, enrichment, fuel fabrication, reprocessing, recycling, plant manufacture and dismantling, and the safe disposition of spent fuel and waste. Membership in the WNA is comprised mainly of companies, and the WNA's twice-yearly meetings have primarily a commercial focus. Current WNA Members are responsible for some 90% of the world's nuclear-generated electricity outside the USA and 90% of world uranium, conversion and enrichment:

The World Nuclear Transport Institute (WNTI) was established in 1998 to promote sound and objective principles for ensuring radioactive materials are transported safely, efficiently and reliably within a secure international framework. WNTI is the only body dedicated to presenting the industry point of view on radioactive materials transport from an international perspective. WNTI is a global industrial organisation for all sectors of the radioactive materials transport industry. WNTI is active on an international level where industry need to be represented, in particular, intergovernmental organisations such as the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) which play a key role in establishing standards and regulations that apply to radioactive materials transport. Through its non-governmental status, WNTI has actively engaged in the relevant part of those organisations' work programmes and opportunities to represent Members' interests:

The World Council of Nuclear Workers (WONUC) is a non-profit and non-governmental organisation registered in Paris, France. WONUC is an association of trade unions and other bodies of the professionals of the nuclear related industry and science aimed to defending their interests and developing relations between their trade unions. WONUC is also supporting the peaceful applications of nuclear energy and the promotion of all the non-proliferating nuclear technologies:









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