Issue No. 38 Autumn
(November 2012)


ENS News

Word from the President

ENS conducts a survey on the Mobility of Nuclear Professionals

ENS Events

ENC 2012

ENC 2012 Careers

Pime 2013

ETRAP 2013

RRFM 2013

Member Societies

GammaTRACER/ShortLINK system for decommissioning of the Italian Garigliano nuclear plant

50th Anniversary of the Belgian Association for Radiological Protection BVS-ABR

SNS seminar successfully enhances basic knowledge of nuclear power

Vietnamese university lecturers attend nuclear training course at Budapest University of Technology and Economics

Bulgarian Nuclear Society Conference

CENEN Summer School of Nuclear Engineering

Bucharest one of three European cities to host ambitious laser research project

Nuclear New Build at Kozloduy


YGN Report

Topfuel 2012: A Young Generation Nuclear Report

TopFuel 2012 – a personal perspective

ENS-YGN at IYNC 2012

SNUS at Summer Music Festival

Corporate Members

Laboratory for Nuclear Calibration recognised as a reference laboratory for ionising radiation metrology

European Institutions

Head of Unit – Site Management and Nuclear Safety (Karlsruhe, Germany)

ENS World News

4th FEM’ENERGIA AWARD: Women of Talent in Nuclear


ENS sponsored conferences

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Links to ENS Member Societies

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Editorial staff

ENC 2012

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


Pime 2013

PIME 2013
17 - 20 February 2013 in Zurich, Switzerland

ETRAP 2013

ETRAP 2013
12 - 15 March 2013 in Vienna, Austria

RRFM 2013

RRFM 2013
21 - 25 April 2013 in Saint Petersburg, Russia

ETRAP 2013

ETRAP 2013

12 - 15 March, Vienna, Austria

5th International Conference on Education and Training in Radiological Protection

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 of such 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.

The conference will feature 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 generation's involvement

  • Public education/communication on radiation effects and radiation protection

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)

organised in collaboration with:




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