Since we had been forced to move our in-person meeting to next year, we decided to organise a special online gathering.

The Prelude to the NESTet 2021 Conference allowed you to discuss with some of the most prominent professionals in the European nuclear education and training sector.

If you missed the online event, here you can find some presentations held by the speakers.

The Prelude to the NESTet 2021 Conference has been combined with this years’ ENEN PhD Event.

The competition featured the best papers selected by the ENEN Jury. Finalists presented their work and responded to questions of the jury.

NESTet is the most important European forum discussing opportunities and challenges in nuclear education, training, knowledge management and human resource development related to nuclear energy and other nuclear applications.

2020 requires us to constantly adapt to an ever-evolving situation. Due to the prevailing sanitary crisis, the NESTet Programme Committee decided to postpone the next edition of the NESTet Conference to 15. – 17. 11. 2021. The conference will take place in Brussels, Belgium.


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The NESTet Programme will be published in September 2021.

Leon Cizelj (Chair) Jožef Stefan Institute Slovenia
Keith Allen Westinghouse USA
Walter Ambrosini University of Pisa Italy
Vladimir Artisyuk Rosatom Russia
Behrooz Bazargan-Sabet Université de Lorraine France
Michèle Coeck SCK-CEN Belgium
José Luis Delgado Tecnatom Spain
Christophe Demaziere Chalmers University Sweden
Antonella Di Trapani OECD/NEA International
Javier Dies CSN Spain
David Drury IAEA International
Robin Grimes Imperial College UK
Didier Louvat ENSTTI France
Petros Papadopoulos YGN International
Gabriel Pavel ENEN EU
Csilla Pesznyak Budapest Univ. of Technology and Economics Hungary
Domenico Rossetti di Valdalbero EC RTD EU
Henri Safa I2EN France
Joerg Starflinger Universitaet Stuttgart Germany
Jo Tipa Nuclear Skills Academy UK
Franck Wastin EC JRC EU

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Location – NESTet 2021

NESTet 2021 will take place in the Thon Hotel Brussels City Centre. The hotel is centrally located in the heart of Brussels, right next to the city’s main shopping street. The hotel is close to Rogier metro station and Brussels North Station with direct connection to Brussels Airport. Website


Thon Hotel Brussels City Centre
Avenue du Boulevard / Bolwerklaan 17

1210 Brussels

Tel. +32 (0)2 205 15 11


Getting to the hotel:
Directions via Google maps



The Thon Hotel Brussels City Centre offers 454 rooms. Alternative accommodation is available in many hotels nearby. Check e.g. Google maps for indications.

ABOUT Brussels

You will feel at home in Brussels. It is a cosmopolitan city (183 nationalities live here) and a magnetic centre for economic migration. Visitors appreciate the quality of life in Brussels and its art de vivre.  The city has preserved its local culture, so you’ll find street life, traditional markets and folklore, all in a colourful ambience full of good humour. Admired for its Art Nouveau and today also for its fashion and textile design, Brussels is emerging as an exciting contemporary creative hub. And, of course, it is the capital of Europe. You can’t get any nearer to Europe’s institutions than Brussels. Read more at


Citizens from countries outside of the Schengen area might need a visa to enter Belgium. Check here if you need a visa.

Upon request, the European Nuclear Society will prepare a visa invitation letter for delegates whose registration fees were received in full. Unfortunately, we are not in a position to give any further support to the visa application process. Obtaining a visa remains the sole responsibility of the participant. Regular cancellation deadlines apply, regardless of whether your visa was granted or not.


European Nuclear Society

Avenue des Arts 56, 1000 Brussels – Belgium


The Terms & Conditions for the attendance of NESTet 2021 are available here.

Call for Papers


NESTet is the most important European forum discussing opportunities and challenges in nuclear education, training, knowledge management and human resource development related to nuclear energy and other nuclear applications. The 2021 edition will bring together nuclear stakeholders including policy and decision makers, educators, training providers, employers and human resource managers. Our Young Generation – incoming nuclear professionals from all over Europe – will be there to challenge the established views and enrich the discussion!


Conference topics

NESTet calls for abstracts for oral and poster presentations providing insight into the activities of all nuclear stakeholders to attract, develop and retain the workforce. These include:

  • Current best practices in education and training.
  • Future needs from end users in terms of workforce.
  • Capacity building including skills and competences.
  • Success stories in attracting, developing and retaining talent.
  • Innovative pedagogical approaches, technologies and methodologies.
  • Developing leaders in culture for safety and project managers.
  • Networking and creating international relations.
  • Other related topics.


Target public

Attendees of NESTet will be able to share their experiences and network with:

  • Directors, managers and other experts active in recruitment, education and training in industrial, regulatory, policy making, academic, research and technical support organizations.
  • Teachers, trainers, tutors.
  • Students, trainees, tutees.
  • Researchers in nuclear disciplines.
  • Strategic planners of nuclear applications in industrial and governmental environments.

Mark your diaries and be a part of it!

Important dates

Abstract submission to be announced
Notification of authors to be announced
Full paper submission to be announced
Power point submission to be announced
Conference 15 – 17 November, 2021
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