EC-IAEA Cooperation on its Action Plan on Nuclear Safety Continues

The European Union (EU), represented by the European Commission (EC), and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) have recently concluded a delegation agreement: INSC/2016/378-378 amounting to EUR 3.5 million. The agreement, signed on 21 December 2016, defines the activities entrusted to the IAEA for the implementation of the Action Plan on Nuclear Safety and in providing assistance to Instrument for Nuclear Safety Cooperation (INSC) beneficiaries for improving global nuclear and radiation safety. The themes and projects of the cooperation were identified through a consultative process between both organizations and are based on the needs expressed by their Member States, as well as in view of global and regional nuclear and radiation priorities including life cycle management of radioactive waste – responsible and safe management of spent fuel and radioactive waste, decommissioning and remediation of former nuclear sites and installations, and strengthening emergency, preparedness and response capabilities and arrangements at national and regional levels.

The delegation agreement INSC/2016/378-378  is subject to the provisions of the Financial and Administrative Framework Agreement (FAFA) between the European Commission and the United Nations to which both the European Atomic Energy Community and the IAEA adhered in 2004.