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 cooperation with the European platform NERIS on emergency and post-accident preparedness and response, in the framework of the EC FP7 “PREPARE” Project.

The course will take place on September 21-25, 2015 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 accident, and also provides practical elements for the implementation of late phase countermeasures in rural and urban contaminated environments. A particular attention is given to “stakeholder engagement” approaches to initiate preparedness processes 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.

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.

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Registration (closed on July 7, 2015). Maximum number of participants is achieved. New participants will be placed on a waiting list. Thank for your understanding. 

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

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Main course topics

  • Characterisation of long-term exposure and feedback experience
  • Principles and criteria for the management of post-accident situations
  • Management options for contaminated food production systems
  • Management options for contaminated water resources
  • Radiation monitoring & health surveillance
  • Long-term preparedness and stakeholder involvement
  • Insights on Fukushima long term post-accident issues

Target audience

  • Technical and radiological advisors (radiological protection and safety authorities)
  • Health physicists
  • Health and food safety authorities representatives
  • Personal staff and professionals responsible for the overall policy and organisation of rehabilitation at the national and local levels
  • Civil protection officers and emergency workers
  • As well as all other interested persons


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