The Fifth NERIS General Assembly took place on Friday, June 27, 2014 from 2.00 to 5.00 pm at the occasion of the Fourth European IRPA Congress in Geneva at the International Center of Conference Geneva (CICG).
During this Assembly, it was reviewed the on-going activities of the NERIS Platform and we will discuss its perspectives, notably the organisation of the European Joint Programming (EJP) for Radiation Protection R&D in Europe.
Last September, in the framework of the EC FP7 “PREPARE” Project, the international training course on “Late Phase Nuclear Accident Preparedness and Management” was organised in Gomel (Belarus) by the Nuclear Protection Evaluation Center (CEPN - France), together with the Research Institute of Radiology (RIR – Belarus) and NERIS.
The course offered a comprehensive overview of the various dimensions and challenges of the long-term rehabilitation process after a nuclear event, and also provides practical elements for the implementation of late phase countermeasures for dealing with rural and urban contaminated environment. A particular attention is given to “stakeholder engagement” approaches to initiate preparedness processes on one hand and to favour the implication of the inhabitants in their own protection as well as in decision making process related to the redeployment of social and economic activities in the affected areas in case of an accident on the other hand.
The course was based on international recommendations and on the material produced and developed in several European and international projects: ETHOS, SAGE, FARMING, CORE, EURANOS and NERIS. It included lectures from professionals, practical working sessions and discussions with local and regional authority representatives as well as inhabitants who are engaged in recovery, long term after nuclear accidents in the Chechersk and Braguin districts. It also relied on the practical experience of Belarussian organisations in the management of the Chernobyl consequences as well as on the first lessons from the management of the consequences of the Fukushima accident.
17 trainees and 14 trainers from 12 countries (Belarus Rep., Belgium, Czech Rep., Finland, France, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Norway, Poland, Slovak Rep., Switzerland) participated to this training course.
The organisers would like to specifically thank for their participation the Belarusian Ministry of Emergency Situations, the Gomel Regional Executive Committe (Dpt for Recovery from the Chernobyl Accident Consequences), the Russian-Belarusian Information Center on the problems linked with the catastrophe at Chernobyl NPP in Minsk, the Republican Research Center for Radiation Medicine and Human Ecology in Gomel, the Stolyn Regional Hospital and the International Commission on Radiological Protection.
27th-29th April 2015
This Workshop, organised in cooperation with the University of Milano, will cover the State of the art and Needs for further research for emergency and recovery preparedness and response.
The NERIS Workshop 2015 will provide an opportunity to discuss and exchange with NERIS Members, International organisations and European Research communities on priorities for the NERIS Platform.
Plenary sessions will be organised on topics related to the 3 research areas of the NERIS SRA:
The Sixth NERIS General Assembly will be organised at this occasion on April 29, 2015 afternoon.
Registration before March 31, 2015.
Call for abstract (must be submitted before November 15, 2014)
A new version of the NERIS Strategic Research Agenda is available. A consultation process is now engaged. In order to prepare a strategic vision of radiation protection research in Europe with other Platforms (MELODI, ALLIANCE, EURADOS), we need to select a list of high priorities and also to rank these priorities.
As member of the NERIS Platform you are invited to consult the document and fill the grid to select research priorities.
The grid contains two columns: the first column allows ranking the priorities of the SRA with three to five priorities and the second column allows selecting the priorities in terms of synergetic issues with the other platforms for the second OPERRA Call.
The 7th issue of the NERIS Newsletter is now available. This edition is dedicated to the recent NERIS activities, the Memorandum Of Understanding for an integrative approach to European Radiation Protection research and the announcement.
The Newsletter includes:
On 5 December 2013 MELODI, the European Radioecology Alliance (ALLIANCE), NERIS and EURADOS have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to confirm their joint commitment towards the consolidation and implementation of a strategic vision of radiation protection research in Europe. This ceremony took place at the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, in presence of Bruno Schmitz, Head of Unit K4 “Fission” at the Directorate General for Research and Innovation.
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