Issue No. 47 Winter
(February 2015)


ENS News

Word from the President


ENS Events

PIME 2015

RRFM 2015

TopFuel 2015

Member Societies

NENE 2015


The French Nuclear Society signs a cooperation agreement with the Turkish Nuclear Engineers Society

SNE news

Belgian scientists harness latest technology in search for elementary particles

Fun and sophistication at the nuclear industry's social event of the year

XIIIth Symposium of the Hungarian Nuclear Society

The NI is to inspire future nuclear scientists at National Big Bang Fair

YGN Report

The NI award excellence prizes to young professionals

Experience exchange at Kozloduy NPP

“Nuclear energy and the energy mix” – the example of knowledge transfer

The Bulgarian Young Generation Network organises workshop to celebrate its 15th anniversary

ENYGF 2015

Corporate Members

L-3 MAPPS Participates in Opening of Upgraded Heysham 1 Simulator

NRG finalizes qualification irradiation of the China-manufactured fuel for use in the new HTR-PM nuclear power plant

VII International Forum ATOMEXPO

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6th EUTERP Workshop | Legislative change in Europe: the implications for training in radiation protection - Rising to the challenge

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PIME 2015

PIME 2015
1- 4 March 2015 in Bratislava, Slovakia

RRFM 2015

RRFM 2015
19 - 23 April 2015 in
Bucharest, Romania


TopFuel 2015

Topfuel 2015
13 - 17 September 2015 in Zurich, Switzerland

6th EUTERP Workshop | Legislative change in Europe: the implications for training in radiation protection - Rising to the challenge

September 30 – October 2, 2015, Athens, Greece

The next EUTERP Workshop will take place in Athens from September 30 till October 2, 2015.

More details can be found on the Workshop website.

Workshop Objectives :

The European Commission formally adopted the new Basic Safety Standards (BSS) Directive (2013/59/Euratom), on December 5,  2013. This new Directive, which lays down the basic safety standards for protection against the dangers arising from exposure to ionising radiation, repealed the previous BSS and also incorporated the requirements of previous Directives on outside workers, medical exposures, high activity sealed sources, and public information in the event of a radiological emergency. The new BSS has also incorporated the EC's recommendations of February 21, 1990 on the protection of the public against indoor exposure to radon. The importance of education and training in radiation protection is emphasized in a new chapter detailing education, training and information requirements.

Member States are required to bring into force the laws, regulations and administrative provisions necessary to comply with the new BSS Directive by February 6, 2018. This will be a challenge, requiring changes to national legislation, major revision of training activities and new approaches to the qualification and recognition of Radiation Protection Experts and Medical Physics Experts.

New and amended requirements in the BSS cover a range of subjects including:

  • The roles of the RPE and RPO

  • Revised dose limit for the lens of the eye

  • Radon: action plans and dose coefficients

  • Outside workers

  • Emergency response arrangements

  • Non-medical imaging

  • Air-crew

  • Medical exposure

The workshop will focus on the required changes in legislation in the European Union and the associated training implications. The potential impact in different Member States will be discussed and best practice solutions to issues will be explored.

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