Title: Results of surveys of the Supply of and Demand for Nuclear Experts within the EU-28 Civil Nuclear Energy Sector
Authors: ERIKSEN BRIANCHRISTIANSEN BIRGITCHENEL RAMOS RAFAELVAN KALLEVEEN ALEXANDRAHIRTE BIANCA
Publisher: Publications Office of the European Union
Publication Year: 2019
JRC N°: JRC117806
ISBN: 978-92-76-14173-0 (online)
ISSN: 1831-9424 (online)
Other Identifiers: EUR 30014 EN
OP KJ-NA-30014-EN-N (online)
URI: https://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC117806
DOI: 10.2760/499847
Type: EUR - Scientific and Technical Research Reports
Abstract: Today, more than 25% of electricity power in the European Union is produced by the nuclear energy sector. This corresponds to more than 50% of EU's low carbon electricity. The EU's Energy Strategy Plan foresees that nuclear energy will remain an important factor of the EU's energy mix until 2050 – and even beyond. The EU promotes the highest safety standards for all types of civilian nuclear activity, including the Nuclear Energy Sector. Having sufficient skilled and trained Human Respources (HR) is an important component for ensuring safe operation nuclear power plants. The objective of EHRO-N is to develop strategic plans addressing potential human resource and skills gaps in the EU nuclear sector. Initial studies have already triggered several new education and training initiatives in the Member States and at EU level. The report presents the results from two stakeholder surveys performed in 2018; one with the higher education institutions (HR supply side) and one from nuclear stakeholders (HR demand side). When possible the report makes comparisons with data from the previous EHRO-N surveys in 2010 and 2014. Finally, the report proposes a way forward for a more robust methodology to assess the nuclear workforce in the sector
JRC Directorate:Nuclear Safety and Security

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