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.

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Upcoming events

NERIS Workshop 2017 & 8th General Assembly - 17-19 May 2017, Lisbon (Portugal)

17th-19th May 2017

This Workshop, organised in cooperation with the Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), will cover the State of the art and Needs for further research for emergency and recovery preparedness and response.

The NERIS Workshop 2017 will provide an opportunity to discuss and exchange views 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:

  • Challenges in radiological impact assessments during all phases of nuclear/radiological events.

  • Challenges in coutermeasures and coutermeasure strategies in emergency & recovery, decision support & disaster informatics.

  • Challenges in setting-up a holistic framework for preparedness for emergency response & recovery.

In addition, Uncertainty handling issues for emergency and recovery as well as the Stakeholder involvement and engagement in emergency and recovery will be discussed in 2 plenary sessions. Participation of stakeholders to contribute to the NERIS SRA / NERIS Roadmap is also expected for this workshop.

The 8th NERIS General Assembly will be organised at this occasion on May 17, 2017 afternoon.

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17th EAN Workshop (in collaboration with NERIS), Lisbon, Portugal - 15 – 17 May 2017

15-17 May 2017

Emergency exposure situations can arise as a result of a nuclear accident, a malicious or terrorist act, or any other unexpected radiological event. It requires a quick response and sustainable countermeasures and remedial actions in order to avoid or reduce adverse short-term and long-term consequences. Radiation exposures can be received by the public, first responders, workers and volunteers engaged in the post-accident recovery.

The ICRP recommendations and European Basic Safety Standards – the bases for national regulations - re-emphasize the principle of optimisation (ALARA) as applying to emergency exposure situations. For the purpose of radiological protection, reference levels for emergency exposure situations should be set. More importantly, it is necessary to establish emergency plans based on an optimum protection strategy, resulting in more good than harm for the exposed people and the affected territories. In that perspective, lessons learnt from the Fukushima accident are of utmost importance.

 The objectives of the workshop are:

  • To show, in particular from the experience of Fukushima accident, the challenges posed by the optimisation of exposures in emergency and post-accident situations;
  • To review the national arrangements for assessing, monitoring and mitigating the radiological consequences of an emergency, especially with regard to applying the ALARA principle to public and occupational exposures;
  • To review the arrangements for managing emergency doses to workers;
  • To review the arrangements for providing ALARA-based training for the different types of stakeholders who would be engaged in the emergency response and long-term recovery actions.

The workshop will consist of presentations (oral and posters) intended to highlight the main issues, and a significant part of the program will be devoted to discussions within working groups. From these discussions, participants will be expected to produce recommendations on ALARA in emergency exposure situations, which are addressed to relevant local, national and international stakeholders.

For further information, please visit the EAN Website.

Training Course - Preparedness and response for nuclear and radiological emergencies - 21-25 November 2016, Mol (Belgium)

21-25 November 2016



This training  course focuses on the early to intermediate phases after a nuclear/radiological accident, and 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 in collaboration with the main European emergency management actors and the European platform NERIS (Preparedness for Nuclear and Radiological Emergency Response and Recovery)

Target audience

The course is mainly targeted towards technical and radiological advisors, staff responsible for the overall emergency organisation and policy, such as civil protection officers and environmental protection officers, either entering the domain or being interested in refreshing the basics and getting acquainted with latest developments in the field. A basic knowledge of radiation protection is recommended.


This 5-day training course is provided from 09h00 to 17h00, including two coffee breaks and lunch.


MOL (Belgium)

For further information : Please visite the SCK-CEN website

ICRP 2017 - 10-12 October 2017

10 - 12 October 2017

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4th International Symposium of the System of Radiological Protection in Conjonction with the European Radiological Protection Research Week.

For further information:

4th ICRER, 3-8 September 2017, Berlin – Germany

The 4th International Conference on Radioecology and Environmental Radioactivity (ICRER) will be held in Berlin, Germany, 3-8 September 2017.

The overall goal of the conference is to review and discuss recent achievements in radioecology and related disciplines, as well as to promote continued development in these subjects in order to improve the radiological protection of humans and the environment. In September 2017, the conference will cover the acquisition of basic scientific knowledge in research dedicated to any human and wildlife exposure situations for a wide range of radioactive sources and scenarios (planned, existing and emergency situations), as well as identifying new societal needs along with technical requirements for regulators and industry.

For futher information, please visit the ICRER 2017 website.

NERIS Workshop in Milano - Proceedings

This Workshop, organised in cooperation with the University of Milano, has covered the State of the art and Needs for further research for emergency and recovery preparedness and response.

The NERIS Workshop 2015 has provided an opportunity to discuss and exchange with NERIS Members, International organisations and European Research communities on priorities for the NERIS Platform.

The proceedings of this Workshop are now available and can be downloaded here.

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