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International Conference on Effective Nuclear and Radiation Regulatory Systems: Working Together to Enhance Cooperation

4–7 November 2019, The Hague, Netherlands

Conference on Effective Regulatory Systems 2019

Online Pre-Registration is now closed, please submit Form A trough your official authority.

The objective of the conference is to share regulatory experiences related to improving the effectiveness of nuclear and radiation regulatory systems, taking into account the outcomes of the past conferences in this series, as well as the Seventh Review Meeting of the Contracting Parties to the Convention on Nuclear Safety, the Sixth Review Meeting of the Contracting Parties to the Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and on the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management, the open-ended meetings of legal and technical experts on implementation of the Code of Conduct on the Safety and Security of Radioactive Sources and its supplementary Guidance, works performed by the Commission on Safety Standards, and related activities. Furthermore, the conference addresses the international framework for the security of nuclear and other radioactive material. Ultimately, the main focus of the conference is how to work together to address cross-cutting regulatory areas.

The expected outcomes of the conference and subsequent actions are:

  • Enhanced international cooperation to support embarking countries;
  • Strengthened regulatory interfaces between nuclear and radiation safety and nuclear security;
  • Improved regulatory effectiveness through the application of a graded approach and the use of regulatory experience;
  • Improved anticipation and management of cross-cutting regulatory areas considering regulatory lessons learned from other industries; and
  • Identified strategies and actions for the future including topics for consideration by governments and regulatory bodies, which includes interfacing with technical support organizations and international organizations.


  • Topical Issue No. 1: Regulating Nuclear Installations
  • Topical Issue No. 2: Regulating Radiation Sources and Medical Facilities
  • Topical Issue No. 3: Cross-Cutting Regulatory Areas
  • Topical Issue No. 4: Leadership and Management for Safety and Security
  • Topical Issue No. 5: Strengthening International Cooperation


The conference is directed at a broad range of experts in the area of nuclear and radiation safety and nuclear security regulation, bringing together the world’s regulators responsible for the areas of nuclear and radiation safety and nuclear security.


The conference will consist of an opening plenary, a number of technical sessions, panel discussions, and a closing session. The opening plenary will consist of opening addresses followed by a keynote panel discussion to highlight and prioritize regulatory policy and technical matters in nuclear and radiation safety and nuclear security. The topical sessions will address the topical issues listed above. After the discussions in the technical sessions, conclusions and recommendations will be drawn up.

Key Deadlines

  • 28 May 2019: Electronic submission of synopses through INDICO (including submission of Forms A and B through a competent national authority)
  • 28 May 2019: Submission of grant application (Forms A and C through a competent national authority)
  • 31 July 2019: Notification of acceptance of synopses
  • 30 August 2019: Electronic submission of the contribution paper through INDICO
  • No deadline: Registration only (no paper submission, no grant request)


To demonstrate its commitment to sustainability, the IAEA will organize this conference as a 'green meeting' according to the guidelines of the Austrian Ecolabel.

There will be a focus on the areas of paper smart documentation, waste reduction and recycling, and environmentally friendly catering.

Conference app

The IAEA Conferences and Meetings App provides a one-stop access to information on the Conference, exhibitions and scheduled side events. The app also allows users to put together their own personalized schedule of events. Via this app participants will be able to view contributed papers and the latest conference programme, message other participants, and view PowerPoint presentations released after the event. Participants will receive an email inviting them to register for the app approximately one week before the conference.

For iPhone or iPad users, get your free download through the Apple iTunes Store; those with Android devices can visit the Google Play Store.

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