Issue No.7 Winter
(January 2005)


ENS News

ENS President Wishes for 2005

Obituary: Jiri Suchomel

Listening to others

ENS Events

PIME 2005

RRFM 2005

ETRAP 2005

ENA: a high level summit

Member Societies & Corporate Members

News from Germany

YGN Report

Current activities

Visit of Belgopress

European Institutions

November 2004 Energy Council

Seminar on the High Flux Reactor (Petten)

Joint Seminar on Nuclear Waste


ENS World News

NucNet News

Global 2005

PSA' 05

ENS Members

Links to ENS Member Societies

Links to ENS Corporate Members

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Training Course on Nuclear Safety

Saclay, France
April 4th - 22nd, 2005

Within the 6th Euratom research and training programme on nuclear energy (2002-2006), the European Commission supports the project “Nuclear European Platform of Training and University Organisations”, NEPTUNO.

NEPTUNO integrates European education and training in nuclear engineering, nuclear safety and other nuclear disciplines with the major objectives to secure qualified curricula in nuclear education at European universities according to the Bologna declaration and to harmonize professional training and accreditation schemes.

The NEPTUNO project builds on the achievements of the 5th European Framework Programme, which led to the establishment of the European Nuclear Education Network - the ENEN Association. The NEPTUNO project will enhance the harmonization of professional accreditation criteria and the associated training programmes across the European Union. The “International Seminar on the Nuclear Fuel Cycle” is a pilot training course planned for this purpose.

The expected result is:

  • an operational network of institutions for academic education at the Master, doctoral and postdoctoral

  • complemented with research organizations, regulatory bodies and industrial partners supporting research and development, bench-training and continual learning schemes.

The project is carried out under the coordination of the French National Institute for Nuclear Sciences and Technology (INSTN) by a consortium of 35 partners, including 25 universities and 10 research institutes or private companies from 19 countries. Twenty-six partners are also
members of ENEN.

Websites / Contact Persons


Joseph Safieh
Institut National des Sciences et Techniques Nucléaires, Centre CEA de Saclay,
Bât 395 - F-91191 Gif-sur-Yvette Cedex, France

ENEN Association

Peter De Regge
Institut National des Sciences et Techniques Nucléaires, Centre CEA de Saclay,
Bât. 395 - F-91191 Gif-sur-Yvette Cedex, France

Training course on nuclear safety

This course is organized as a part of the Nuclear European Platform of Training and University Organizations (NEPTUNO) within the framework of the 6th Euratom research and training programme on nuclear energy (2002-2006). Il will be held at the INSTN (National Institute for Nuclear
Sciences and Technology), a higher education institution established within the French Atomic Energy Commission (CEA).

A second edition of this course will be organized in 2006 by the European Nuclear Education Network (ENEN Association) at the Technische Universität München (TUM).


The course participants are expected to be professionals currently employed by regulatory bodies, reactor operators and technical support organizations.

They will be expected to fit at least one of
the following criteria :

  • Have at least a university degree in engineering or science related to nuclear technology;

  • Have two to three years successful professional experience beyond university in the nuclear field;

  • Be in a first or second-level supervisory position or in a working level position with potential promotion.


The course is focused on PWR type reactors and includes some specific presentations on BWR and VVER reactors.

After following this course, the participants should be able to describe:

  • The basic safety-related characteristics of nuclear reactors such as the high inventory of radioactive nuclides;

  • The defense-in-depth concept with its levels of defense, such as the successive physical barriers, the protective safety systems of high reliability and the accident management procedures;

  • The need for a clear definition of responsibilities concerning the reactor operator and regulatory body as well as the necessity
    for a constructive interaction between them;

  • The principles of safety culture, in which each safety-related issue receives the priority commensurate with its importance;

  • The human performance as determined by, among others, a well-designed manmachine interface, clear operating procedures and well focused training programmes;

  • The principles of deterministic and probabilistic safety analysis;

  • The principles of quality assurance and quality control in all hases of the design, construction and operation of a nuclear reactor.


  1. Design of a Nuclear Power Plant

  2. Basic principles of nuclear safety

  3. Radiation protection in nuclear facilities

  4. Safety classification of structures, systems and components

  5. Internal and external hazards

  6. Deterministic accident analysis

  7. Probabilistic safety analysis

  8. Human performance

  9. Operational safety

  10. Surveillance programmes - Maintenance

  11. Severe accidents

  12. Plant renewals, modifications and upgrades

  13. Regulatory control

  14. Emergency preparedness and response

  15. Safety culture


Conferences, courses.
Working groups.
Emergency exercise.

Place: Saclay, France
Duration: 3 weeks
• April 4th - 22nd, 2005

Registration deadline:
• February 25th, 2005
Registration fees:
• 3 000 €


Phone +33 1 69 08 99 23
Fax +33 1 69 08 99 50

Estelle DENIS
CEA - Centre de Saclay
Bât. 395
F-91191 Gif-sur-Yvette Cedex
Phone +33 1 69 08 35 33
Fax +33 1 69 08 99 50

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