Title: On nuclear training and education prospering from the EURATOM Treaty
Citation: Atoms for Peace vol. 2 no. 3 p. 281-295
Publisher: Inderscience Pulishers
Publication Year: 2009
JRC N°: JRC47404
ISSN: 1741-640X
URI: http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/ind/afp/2009/00000002/00000003/art00007
DOI: 10.1504/AFP.2009.027163
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: This paper aims to describe the past and present status of nuclear (safeguards) education and training activities, undertaken jointly in the Commission¿s Research Centre. Starting from the original training requests formulated in the EURATOM Treaty, it is explained how originally the Joint Nuclear Research Centre (JRC) started to develop nuclear courses. Whereas nuclear safety is a national issue, safeguards is a supranational one. The JRC contributed to nuclear safety training seminars in collaboration with national organisms, while providing its major expertise on reactor design safety and nuclear fuel safety. Contrary to the many national training and education on nuclear safety, safeguards training remained a niche for the JRC in Europe and even with limited competition worldwide. The JRC has more than 30 year experience in providing Nuclear Safeguards courses to inspectors. Moreover the lack of safeguards in the academic curriculum of nuclear students is recently tackled by the European Safeguards Research and Development Association (ESARDA) and filled with a course hosted at JRC. Fostering a two-fold technical-juridical education in the EU is compliant with one of the original roles of JRC described in the EURATOM Treaty and fits with the current view of the International Atomic Energy Agency.
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