Preparedness and response for nuclear and radiological emergencies

March 16 - 20, 2015   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 are organized 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" focuses on the early to intermediate phases after a nuclear/radiological accident.

This course addresses the state of the art in nuclear and radiological emergency management including the international recommendations, the lessons learned from the Fukushima accident and the latest results from the PREPARE project. This includes, but is not limited to, principles of intervention; radiological evaluations; decision-support tools; different aspects of planning and organization 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 course is organized 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.