Training course on preparedness and response for nuclear or radiological emergencies
Course: oktober 5-9, 2009
Following the deficiencies in national, regional and international arrangements in the response to the Chernobyl accident on April 26, 1986, the whole concept of off-site nuclear emergency management has been reviewed in depth at international, European and national level since then. Major improvements have been made in recent years to emergency and post accident management. This notably includes advances in decision support tools and improved methods for information and data exchange. Moreover, participative governance processes have been initiated in several countries to favour cooperation between national and international experts with local stakeholders in the development and support of territory projects related to emergency and post-accident management.
The current edition of this course is set up in collaboration with the main European actors and in the framework of developing a supranational training programme as formulated by the European platform on emergency and post-accident preparedness and response initiated by the partners in the FP6 project EURANOS (European approach to nuclear and radiological emergency management and rehabilitation strategies). This platform aims also at maintaining and enhancing knowledge and competence through emergency exercises, training and education, thus fostering best practice in emergency response.