Issue No. 31 Winter
(February 2011)


ENS News

Word from the President

How nuclear education has shaped the nuclear debate

ENS activities on Education & Training

European Nuclear Society in action

ESTet 2011

Training to instil a Safety Culture


TECNATOM: Training for excellence

Vattenfall nuclear competence management: Co-operation in support of safety and performance

KSU maintenance training in Barsebäck NPP


Developing skills for tomorrows leaders

Learning and Development at Westinghouse Electric Europe

URENCO Apprenticeships

Education and training at NUKEM Technologies GmbH

Education and training at Ansaldo Nucleare

Meeting EDF’s human capital challenge in sustaining a nuclear renaissance


Transfer of knowledge: education and training possibilities at the Belgian nuclear research centre SCK•CEN


EHRON: linking human resources supply to demand

Member Societies in action

Austria’s Contribution to EU Nuclear Education and Training

The Finnish Nuclear Society (ATS): Education and training

New plans for nuclear education in Spain as part of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA)

How to communicate to students about nuclear energy and job opportunities in the nuclear industry

The Nuclear Society of Slovenia – 20 years of international nuclear knowledge transfer

Young talents

What do young people say

„A taste of real life“ – an internship in a nuclear waste management company

ENS Members

Links to ENS Member Societies

Links to ENS Corporate Members

Editorial staff


Pime 2011

Pime 2011
13 - 16 February 2011 in Brussel, Belgium


RRFM 2011

RRFM 2011
20 -24 March 2011 in Rome, Italy


NESTet 2011

NESTet 2011
15 - 18 May 2011 in Prague, Czech Republic



The overall objective of ENETRAP II, which is one of the EC’s 7th Framework Programme projects, is to develop European high-quality "reference standards" and good practices for training in radiation protection (RP). These relate specifically to training up to the level of radiation protection expert (RPE) and radiation protection officer (RPO), in accordance with the new European BSS (basic safety standards).
It is envisaged that the outcome of this project will be instrumental in assisting cooperation between regulators, trainers and “customers” (nuclear industry, research, non-nuclear industry, etc.) in achieving harmonisation of the requirements for, and the education and training of RPEs and RPOs in Europe. It will stimulate competence building and career development in RP to meet future demands.

One major goal of the ENETRAP II project is to monitor the effectiveness of the proposed methodologies by organising pilot sessions during selected training courses. The modular courses in the first phase are designed for RPE. They include the “common basis” (Modules 1 to 3) and a series of specialised “optional modules” on occupational radiation protection at different installations where ionising radiation is applied. These are summarised below.

Module 1:  Basics    14/03-18/03/2011

Module 2:  Foundation   21/03-25/03/2011

Module 3:  Occupational RP   28/03-30/03/2011

Module 4:  NPPs and Research Reactors    04/04-08/04/2011

Module 6:  Unsealed Sources, Research and Non-Nuclear   30/03-01/04/2011
Module 8:  NORM   23/05-26/05/2011

Modules 1 to 4 and Module 6 will take place at KIT (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology), Karlsruhe, Germany, and Module 8 at NRG, in Petten, the Netherlands. All modules will be taught in English.

Special features of the courses include the hands-on involvement of participants through practically-oriented laboratory exercises, workshops and technical visits. There will be time devoted to discussions on the effectiveness of the proposed training standards.

A certificate will be issued upon successful completion of a training module. The certificates will be mutually recognised within the EC, facilitating international exchange of RP personnel. 

The modules offered can be booked separately or as a complete European Radiation Protection Training Course (ERPTC) package. Participation in the whole ERPTC package fulfils all the training requirements of European RPEs, e.g. Modules 1 to 4 for RPEs in NPPs and research reactors and Modules 1 to 3 and Module 6 for RPEs in non-nuclear industry and research.

European Radiation Protection Training Course ERPTC

For further information and registration contact Dr. Siegurd Möbius, KIT:

Phone: +49 7247 82-3791   Fax: +49 7247 82-4857

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