The Training Course on “Preparedness and response for nuclear and radiological emergencies” is organised by the Belgian Nuclear Research Centre SCK•CEN in the framework of the FP7 project PREPARE and the European platform NERIS on emergency and post-accident preparedness and response, with support from the SCK•CEN Academy for Nuclear Science and Technology.
The course, focuses on the early to intermediate phases after a nuclear or radiological accident, will take place from March 16-20, 2015 in Mol, Belgium.
This course 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.
- Technical and radiological advisors
- Staff responsible for the overall emergency organisation and policy
- Civil protection officers
- Environmental protection officers
- Members of CBRN units
The course is funded through the European Commission FP7 project PREPARE ("Innovative integrative tools and platforms to be prepared for radiological emergencies and post-accident response in Europe") and thus it is free for all participants. Priority will be given to participants from E.U. countries working in the domain of nuclear or radiological emergency management. A limited number of places (maximum 5) will be available for participants from non-European countries.
The course is limited to 25 participants. For registration, please use the course website.
Venue & hotel accommodation
The course is held at the Lakehouse (former Club-House) of the Belgian Nuclear Research Centre, Boeretang 201, BE-2400 Mol, Belgium.