Assessment of radiation protection training needs and capabilities in Europe: results of the ENETRAP survey

Michèle Coeck, Paul Livolsi, Siegurd Möbius, Annemarie Schmitt-Hannig, Andrea Luciani, Jan van der Steen, Marisa Marco, Joanne Stewart, Jacques Balosso, Rosemary Thompson, Gaston Meskens

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    Occupational, public and environmental radiation protection is a major challenge in the industrial applications of ionising radiation, both in the nuclear and non-nuclear domain, as well as in other areas such as the medical and research area. As is the case with all nuclear expertise, there is a trend of a decreasing number of experts in radiation protection due to various reasons. Therefore, maintaining a high level of competencies in this field is crucial.A sustainable Education and Training infrastructure for Radiation Protection is an essential component to combat the decline in expertise and to ensure the continuation of the high level of RP knowledge in the future. Such infrastructure has to be built in a way that both the initial training (“Education”) and the unceasing maintenance of the level of competencies (“Training”) are available. The development of a common European RP and safety culture and, based on that, the mutual recognition for RP courses and the acquired competencies of RP experts becomes a real need. The harmonisation of E&T is a good starting point. Moreover, harmonisation will favour the mobility of workers and students throughout the European countries.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings :
    Place of PublicationVienna, Austria
    StatePublished - Jun 2007
    EventInternational Conference on Knowledge Management in Nuclear Facilities - Vienna
    Duration: 18 Jun 200721 Jun 2007


    ConferenceInternational Conference on Knowledge Management in Nuclear Facilities

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