20 February 2014
Participants at the regional training course on the organization,
staffing and competence management of the regulatory
body, Manila, Philippines, 27 – 31 January 2014.
The longest standing area of cooperation between the European Commission (EC) and the technical cooperation (TC) programme is nuclear safety – the first Contribution Agreement between the TC programme and the EC for a project in this area was signed in 2005. The IAEA has since signed a number of Contribution Agreements with the EC.
On 21 June 2013, the IAEA and the EC signed a new contribution agreement under the 2012 Annual Action Programme of the Instrument for Nuclear Safety Cooperation (INSC). This supports the EC’s overarching goal of promoting nuclear and radiation safety around the world.
Under the contribution agreement, the EC will contribute a total of 1 754 600 Euros to support the needs of the Asia and the Pacific region in the field of nuclear and radiation safety from 2013 to 2016.
Technical cooperation projects in the Asia and the Pacific region funded through the EC contribution cover major safety areas, including emergency preparedness and response, radioactive waste management and safe transport of radioactive material, as well as the strengthening of occupational exposure control and of regulatory bodies in the implementation of safety standards.
Currently, 12 regional group events under five projects are to be organized for the Member States in the region with the prime focus of all events on capacity building, sharing of experiences, and a critical review of existing safety infrastructures and practices for the possible identification of gaps and shortcomings. Such an engagement process makes it possible for the IAEA to provide the advice and guidance that Member States need in order to be able to develop appropriate action plans that address identified gaps in their nuclear and radiation safety infrastructures.
|RAS/9/062||Regional Training Course on the organisation, staffing and competence management of the regulatory body
||Manila, Philippines||27-31 January 2014*|
||Regional Workshop on Development of National Policy and Strategy for Radioactive Waste Management
||Vienna, Austria||24-28 March 2014|
||Regional Training Course on basic elements of emergency preparedness
||Vienna, Austria||7-11 April 2014|
||Regional Training Course on Safe Transport for Pacific Islands
||Christchurch, New Zealand||28 April-2 May 2014|
||Regional Meeting on Measures to Enhance Safe Transport of Radioactive Material and Sources
||Dengkil, Malaysia||26-30 May 2014|
||Regional Training Course on external individual monitoring
||Indonesia||2-6 June 2014|
||Regional Meeting to Review Status of Asia and the Pacific Countries’ Preparedness for Radiological Emergency
||Jakarta, Indonesia||16-20 June 2014|
|RAS/9/069||Regional Training Course on Development and Implementation of National Policy and Strategy for Radioactive Waste Management
||Hanoi, Vietnam||16-20 June 2014|
||Regional Workshop on Occupational Radiation Protection in Waste Management
||Daejon, Republic of Korea||21 - 25 July 2014|
|RAS/9/062||Advanced training course on the application of RAIS 3.3 Web for management of regulatory programme
||Ulanbaatar, Mongolia||18–22 August 2014|
|RAS/9/062||Regional Training Course on Regulatory Enforcements
||Doha, Qatar||12-16 October 2014|
|RAS/9/064||Regional Training Course on radiation protection in oil and gas industries
||Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates||19-23 October 2014|
*This event has already taken place, and was attended by 23 participants from 14 countries in the Asia and the Pacific region.
|These projects are conducted by the IAEA,
and co-funded by the