ICRP draft document on Radiological Protection of People and the Environment in the Event of a Large Nuclear Accident is open for comments

The ICRP draft document Radiological Protection of People and the Environment in the Event of a Large Nuclear Accident is now available in its webpage for public consultation (http://www.icrp.org/consultations.asp)

The deadline to send comments is the 20th of September 2019


Three new TERRITORIES deliverables have been approved by the EC in the last month

Within TERRITORIES Work Package1, three new deliverables have been submitted and approved by to the EC in the last month:

  • 59 –Radiological state database of sites. Report describing the TERRITORIES Library Database (TLD) – a repository for radiological measurements made at selected sites.
  • 60 –Guidance to reduce sampling uncertainty. Application to radiological monitoring.
  • 61 –Guidance to select level of complexity.

The deliverables will soon be published on https://territories.eu/publications, and are already available in the EJP-CONCERT webpage (http://www.concert-h2020.eu/en/Publications)

Take advantage of the exceptional change in the rules to apply in the next CONCERT grant call for young researchers

The CONCERT Executive Board has approved that for the next call for young scientists grants, the rule “Once to a person, meaning that a person cannot apply for support twice” will not apply. That means that even if you have previously applied for a grant, you can apply once again in the next call (deadline 30 September 2019).

It was also approved to cancel the deadline March 2020 since CONCERT ends May 2020 and shift the money to the upcoming deadline for grants (30 Sept 2019).

Applicants have to follow the general rules for CONCERT Travel Grants as specified in http://www.concert-h2020.eu/en/Calls/Call_travel_grants. After reviewing all applications, the grant winners will be informed.

Is a great opportunity to participate in the ERPW2019 and in the TERRITORIES final event, so… do not wait to send you application!

Abstract submission open for the IRPA 15 2020

The International Congress Programme Committee of IRPA15 cordially invites you to submit abstract to the 15th International Congress of the International Radiation Protection Association(IRPA) to be held on 11-15 May 2020 in Seoul, Korea.

All abstracts must be submitted electronically through the website only, irpa2020.org.  

Important Dates:

Abstract Submission Open: 1 June 2019

Abstract Submission Deadline: Oral Presentation: 30 September 2019

Poster Presentation: 31 December 2019

Abstract Acceptance Notification: Oral Presentation: 31 December 2019; Poster Presentation: 31 January 2020

Full Papers Submission Deadline:   31 March 2020


Second announcement for the final dissemination workshop of CONFIDENCE

The CONFIDENCE dissemination workshop Coping with uncertainties for improved modelling and decision making in nuclear emergencies will take place in Bratislava, Slovak Republic. The workshop will start with registration and welcome coffee at 8:00 on December 2, 2019 and will conclude on December 5 at 12:30.

The second announcement (CONFIDENCE_Dissemination_workshop_Second_Announcement_ver02) and the preliminary programme (CONFIDENCE_Dissemination_workshop_Programme_ver04_rev01) are now available.

While there is no registration fee, dissemination workshop participation is limited to a maximum of 120 participants and registration is required by filling the online registration form at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScO5RcwScoQ8UGboUliUi-M5IvRCbRX4Ddi56-kV1cNRFDZMg/viewform?id=e0797dea31&e=05f1a89287

Seven new deliverables of TERRITORIES have just been sent to the EC

It has been a busy time for TERRITORIES! The 7 new deliverables submitted to the EC are:

  • 63: Guidance about exposure scenario: Variability in human and wildlife behaviours and their impact on dose, including the field work in Belarus previously presented on the blog: https://tinyurl.com/TERRITORIES-Blog-04June2018
  • 64: Social and ethical aspects linked to monitoring and modelling: a Socio-Technical Integration Research approach.
  • 66: Results of a stakeholders panel about an hypothetical post-accidental situation (France), previously presented on the blog: https://tinyurl.com/TERRITORIES-Blog-21Dec2018
  • 67: Results of a stakeholders panel about NORM situations (Spain), previously presented on the blog: https://tinyurl.com/TERRITORIES-Blog-03April2019
  • 68: Results of a stakeholders panel about NORM situations (Belgium), previously presented on the blog: https://tinyurl.com/TERRITORIES-Blog-30April2019
  • 69: Results of a Pathway Evaluation Process (PEP) session organized with stakeholders about another hypothetical post-accidental situation, previously presented on the blog: https://tinyurl.com/TERRITORIES-Blog-24June2019
  • 70: Framework for socio-economic analysis, i.e. Cost-benefit Analysis (CBA) and Multi-Criteria Decision Aiding (MCDA), applications to NORM situations

These deliverables will soon be published on https://territories.eu/publications
In addition, many of these results are being presented this week in RICOMET conference, Barcelona, Spain: https://ricomet2019.sckcen.be/-/media/Files/Ricomet2019/BoA_RICOMET2019.pdf

Mutadis has organized two workshops in Brussels within the framework of TERRITORIES WP3

Within the framework of the WP3 of the TERRITORIES project, task, two workshops were organized by Mutadis in Brussels on 04 and 05 April 2019 in order to test an innovative multi-stakeholder dialogue tool the “Pathway Evaluation Process” in post-accident situations or PEP-PA: this is a pluralistic evaluation exercise aiming at highlighting the strengths and weaknesses of different public policies that can be implemented after a nuclear accident, once the emergency phase is over, with a long-term management perspective.

The aim was to discuss, in the form of a “serious game “, different alternatives for post-accident management, taking into account the complexity of the post-accident situation and all the challenges faced by people confronted to a nuclear accident and its consequences. The central question is how public management strategies influence (positively or negatively) the ability of people affected by the accident to rebuild their lives. What is evaluated by the participants is the ability of these strategies to establish dignified living conditions for people (whether they choose to stay or leave contaminated areas) all along the post-accident phase and in a sustainable manner.

The workshops on 04 and 05 April 2019 gathered a set of stakeholders (radiation protection experts and representatives of civil society) to discuss in small groups of five participants around two public strategies for managing post-accident situations: a directed strategy and an open strategy. The workshop on April 04 was held in English in a “free” format: The scenarios questioning these two strategies were proposed by the participants on the basis of the material made available (disruptive events game cards and criteria for assessing dignified living conditions). The workshop on April 05 was held in French in an “exploratory” format: the scenarios were proposed by the facilitators in relation to the key uncertainties identified before the workshops.

The information gathered during the two workshops will be analysed by Mutadis and IRSN and reported in the CONCERT deliverable D9.69 (to be published this summer on https://territories.eu/publications).