Preparedness and response for nuclear and radiological emergencies

March 17 - 21, 2014   Mol (BELGIUM)

In the context of the FP7 project PREPARE ("Innovative integrative tools and platforms to be prepared for radiological emergencies and post-accident response in Europe") two basic courses will be organised addressing the training needs of key players along the entire cycle of nuclear/radiological emergency management.

The course on "Preparedness and response for nuclear and radiological emergencies" will focus on the early to intermediate phases after a nuclear/radiological accident.

This course will address the state of the art in nuclear and radiological emergency management including the latest international recommendations, the lessons learned from the Fukushima accident and remaining challenges. This includes, but is not limited to, principles of intervention; radiological evaluations; decision-support tools; different aspects of planning and organisation in off-site emergency response; economic, social and psychological impact. The European and international dimension is addressed through lectures on Community legislation and international data and information exchange. The Fukushima accident will be addressed throughout the entire course and in dedicated lectures.

The course is organised by the Belgian Nuclear Research Centre SCK•CEN in the framework of the FP7 project PREPARE, in collaboration with the main European emergency management actors, the European platform NERIS (Preparedness for Nuclear and Radiological Emergency Response and Recovery, www.eu-neris.net) and with support from the SCK•CEN Academy for Nuclear Science and Technology.