ENS General Assembly in Vienna, 25 June 2004
The Summer 2004 ENS General Assembly took place in Vienna
on Friday 25 June. Organised with the kind assistance of
the Austrian Nuc Soc and in particular its president, Helmut
Böck, it got off to a fine start on the preceding evening,
with a typical Viennese “Heuriger” dinner on
the outskirts of the city.
The 24 participants had the pleasure of congratulating
Michael Grave as the winner of the 2004 Jan Runermark award,
received with an enlightening speech on his successful
efforts to promote the YGN in the UK. The full speech and details
of Mr Grave and his work are available on the ENS
The General Assembly progressed well, following
the set agenda; the minutes of which will be posted on the web
site (members' pages) in due time. A noteworthy, positive development
was the confirmation of the re-admission of the Yugoslav Nuclear
Society to the ENS. Thus re-establishing ENS as an organisation
comprising 24 national nuclear societies.
The Austrian Nuclear Society, furthermore, seized
the meeting as an opportune moment to issue a press release underlining
the increased importance of nuclear energy in the enlarged EU
in terms of climate change.
All told, Vienna provided the location for a positive
and fruitful exchange of views.
The next ENS General Assembly will be held here
in Brussels on 24 November 2004. This will permit co-ordination
with Foratom, during a very ‘nuclear-oriented’ week,
which will feature both ENS and Foratom General Assemblies, plus
a joint Foratom-ENS workshop (on 24 November 2004, starting at
6 p.m.), not to mention the European Nuclear Assembly (ENA) which
will take place on 25 – 26 November.