EPJ Nuclear Sci. Technol.
Volume 8, 2022
Euratom Research and Training in 2022: challenges, achievements and future perspectives
|Number of page(s)||8|
|Section||Part 2: Radioactive waste management|
|Published online||31 October 2022|
Training and mobility in EU projects EURAD and PREDIS
Belgian Nuclear Research Centre SCK CEN Academy, SCK CEN, Boeretang 200, 2400 Mol, Belgium
2 UJV Řež, a.s., Hlavní 130, 2509 68 Husinec, Czech Republic
3 Amphos21, c/Veneçuela, 103, 2nd floor, 08019 Barcelona, Spain
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Received in final form: 8 August 2022
Accepted: 16 September 2022
Published online: 31 October 2022
Knowledge management (KM) is critical to ensure safe and sustainable radioactive waste management. The European Commission is encouraging KM through the Waste Directive. EURAD and PREDIS are projects funded by the European Commission, including work packages devoted to Knowledge Management. EURAD has set up a “School of RWM”, launched in 2020. To establish a portfolio of training courses, currently existing training initiatives in the field of RWM were mapped. A gap analysis was carried out to detect current unfulfilled needs for courses on specific topics. The School of RWM has already organized two training courses responding to the perceived needs. Besides training courses, both projects regularly organize topical webinars, which are related to RWM & Predisposal-related themes. Both projects launched a dedicated mobility program, allowing their beneficiaries to perform technical visits to infrastructures, undertake internships and set up exchange programs between institutions within EURAD/PREDIS. In addition, PREDIS also financially supports participation in training courses and events. Finally, both projects support their respective student communities, including masters, Ph.D. students, and postdocs. In order to improve their efficiency, EURAD and PREDIS KM will be merged in the proposed upcoming EURAD-2 program.
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