European Platform on preparedness for nuclear and radiological emergency response and recovery

The mission of the NERIS Platform is to establish a forum for dialogue and methodological development between all European organisations and associations taking part in decision making of protective actions in nuclear and radiological emergencies and recovery in Europe.

Joining the Platform

OPERRA e-Survey: Take this opportunity to have your say on European radiation protection research priorities

We are please to invite you to respond to the OPERRA e-Survey for expressing your view on the European radiation protection research priorities. This e-Survey is proposed in the framework of the EC funded Open Project for the European Radiation Research Area (OPERRA) aiming at establishing long-term European research programmes in radiation protection.

Among the topics addressed in this e-Survey, you will find those developed in the NERIS Strategic Research Agenda.

We rely on you to fill this survey before September 15.

Updated version of the NERIS Strategic Research Agenda

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 grid should be sent insofar as possible before the Fifth General Assembly (June 27) or by 15 July at the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Download the updated NERIS SRA

Download the grid

Fifth NERIS General Assembly – 27th June 2014, Geneva (Switzerland)

By Restu20 (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (], via Wikimedia CommonsThe Fifth NERIS General Assembly will be held on Friday, June 27, 2014 from 2.00 to 5.00 pm at the occasion of the Fourth European IRPA Congress in Geneva. The meeting will be held at at the International Center of Conference Geneva (CICG).

During this Assembly, we will review 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.

Download the Agenda of the Fifth General Assembly

Download the Registration Form

NERIS Newsletter 7th issue

NERIS-Newsletter-7-2014-03-miniThe 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:

  • Editorial
  • Feedback on the NERIS-TP Dissemination Workshop in Oslo
  • Workshop “Review of post-accident preparedness initiatives at the territorial level”
  • New emergency planning zones for nuclear power plants in Germany
  • RODOS user group meeting in Brugg, Switzerland
  • Presentation of PREPARE during a European hearing on “off-site crisis communication with the public in case of nuclear and radiological emergency”
  • Feedback on the training course held in Trnava
  • Main outputs of the PREPARE – WP6 workshop in Lisbon
  • Announcements

PREPARE (WP7) Training Course - 16-19 September 2014, Gomel (Belarus Republic)

house-RIRThe Training Course on “Late Phase Nuclear Accident Preparedness and Management” is organised by the Nuclear Protection Evaluation Center (CEPN - France) and the Institute of Radiology (RIR - Belarus), in the framework of the EC FP7 “PREPARE” Project in cooperation with the European platform NERIS on emergency and post-accident preparedness and response.

The course will take place from September 16-19, 2014 at the Institute of Radiology (RIR) in Gomel, Belarus.

The main objective of the course for late phase nuclear accident prepardness and management is to provide principles and practical guidance for the key players involved in the preparedness for rehabilitation of living conditions in contaminated areas in the aftermath of a nuclear/radiological accident.

The course offers 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 is 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 is made of lectures, practical working sessions and discussions. It also relies 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.

Download the First Announcement including the Program

There is no registration fee, however, participants are expected to cover their own travel and subsistence costs (including meals and hotel room).

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Read more: PREPARE (WP7) Training Course - 16-19 September 2014, Gomel (Belarus Republic)

NERIS-TP dissemination Workshop - 22-24 January 2014, Oslo (Norway)

320px-Akershus festningThe Euratom NERIS-TP research project on “Preparedness for Nuclear and Radiological Emergency Response and Recovery” starded in February 2011. The objectives of the project were firstly to solve urgent research needs such as the implementation of the new ICRP recommendations in the simulation models, the coupling of decision support systems such as ARGOS and RODOS to early notification systems and to carry out research activities to improve emergency management on the local and the national level, and secondly to support the operation of the NERIS Platform in order to make it sustainable in the long term.

The NERIS-TP dissemination workshop has allowed to present the results of the NERIS-TP project and to bring together best practice, knowledge and technology to enhance the preparedness for Europe’s response to any radiation emergency and recovery situation.

Please see hereinafter the program of the meeting and the presentations

22 January 2014: Stakeholder engagement in Europe and Japan

  1. Presentation by michel hugon (ec project officer)
  2. Local-national cooperation in emergency preparedness – Astrid Liland, NRPA
  3. Description and evaluation of national-local processes – Gilles Heriard-Dubreuil, MUTADIS
  4. The Spanish experience with local-national fora – 4. Eduardo Gallego, UPM, 4B. Rafael Vidal Ibars, Mayor of Asco
  5. The French experience with local-national fora – 5. Stéphane Baudé, MUTADIS, 5B.Yves Lheureux, ANCCLI
  6. The Norwegian experience with local-national fora – 6. Inger Margrethe Eikelmann, NRPA, 6B. Ole Lorang Bøklepp, Fredrikstad municipality
  7. The Slovak experience with local-national fora – 7. Tatiana Duranova, VUJE, 7B. Eduard Metke, Slovak Nuclear Regulatory Authority, A, 7C. Igor Gogora, Municipality Kalna nad Hronom, GMF member
  8. The Belarus experience with post-accident management and stakeholder involvement – 8. Viktor Averin, RIR, 8B. Anna Bobrinyova, Bragin executive committee, 8C. Zhanna Chubsa, Bragin district eco-club “Into the Future with Hope”
  9. Japanese experience in stakeholder involvement:
  10. NERIS Working Group on processes and tools for community level – Deborah Oughton, NMBU
  11. The value of exchange visits – Tatiana Duranova, VUJE
  12. Transversal analysis of national-local processes – Stéphane Baudé, MUTADIS
  13. Discussion sessions in smaller groups on the experience gained and the views on the way forward – Introduction by Gilles Heriard-Dubreuil, MUTADIS

23 January 2014: Improved Tools, Demonstration exercise

  1. Functions of decision support systems (JRodos as an example): Overview and new features and products –Wolfgang Raskob, KIT
  2. System demonstration and simulation capabilities: series of demonstrations and presentations:
  3. System demonstration and simulation capabilities: series of demonstrations and presentations:
  4. Use of simulation capabilities of the ERMIN by Japanese after Fukushima – Yoshiaki Totoki, IGES and Prof. Murayama, Tokyo Institute of Technology
  5. Stakeholders engagement and involvement in nuclear emergency preparedness:
  6. Use of JRODOS as scenario preparation tool for exercises - guided JRODOS user training – Claudia Landman, Dmytro Trybushnyi, KIT
  7. Round table and discussion on use of JRodos in the process of national-local preparedness

24 January: Way forward for building national resilience

  1. Feedback from discussion groups on January 22
  2. Feedback from discussions on January 23
  3. Panel discussion with international organisations
  4. Public uptake of Science - Frank Kitching, International Safety research
  5. Organization and activities of the NERIS platform – Its perspectives – Thierry Schneider, CEPN
  6. NERIS Strategic Research Agenda – Johan Camps, SCK.CEN
  7. PREPARE Project – Wolfgang Raskob, KIT
  8. Plenary discussion session on way forward
  9. Concluding remarks – Astrid Liland, NRPA and Wolfgang Raskob, KIT


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