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Promoting nuclear and radiation safety, with support from the European Commission, in Asia and the Pacific region

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.

Project number


  Venue   Dates
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
European Union.

Responsible/Contact: Department of Technical Cooperation | Last update: 20 Feb, 2014

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