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IRSN took part in the first meeting of the newly created Europen and Central Asian Safety Network

IRSN took part in the first meeting of the newly created European and Central Asian Safety Network (EuCAS) that was held at the IAEA headquarters in Vienna (Austria) in March 2016.

The European and Central Asian Safety Network (EuCAS) has been set up to promote cooperation between European and Central Asian countries in the field of nuclear safety. Its brings together technical safety organisations (TSO) such as IRSN and safety authorities from European and Central Asian countries [1].

11 European and 4 Central Asian countries, the European TSO network ETSON, the Heads of the European Radiological Protection Competent Authorities Association HERCA), and the European Commission attended this first meeting in Vienna.

Within this framework, IRSN aims to share its expertise, best practices and experience feedback with nuclear safety and radiation protection bodies in Central Asia. 

The issues around safety and radiation protection are an international concern. The newly created EuCAS adds to the existing global and regional cooperation networks:

the Global Nuclear Safety and Security Network (GNSSN),
the Ibero-American Forum (FORO) for Latin America,
the Asian Nuclear Safety Network (ANSN) for Southeast Asia,
the Forum of Nuclear Regulatory Bodies in Africa (FNRBA),
and the Arab Network of Nuclear Regulators (ANNuR).

More information:

Introduction to EuCAS in the IAEA web portal

[1] EuCAS network gathers Albania, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Cyprus, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, Ukraine and the United Kingdom.

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