Meetings & Courses
Regional Training Course
‘’Legal& regulatory framework, regulatory role and functions, licensing processand basic safety requirements for NPP’’
Hammamet- April 08 – 12, 2013
(organized  by ITER and ANNuR)
The training course, organized as ‘’regional course’’ with the support of ANNuR (Arab Network of Nuclear Regulators) had the objective to present and discuss the requirements associated to the process: to develop the legal and regulatory framework, to define the roles, to establish the appropriate regulatory responsibilities, competences and functions and introduce the main aspects of safe design and safety requirements for NPP.
During the course the Arab participants have given a short presentation of the current status of development of the institutions and program related to nuclear and radiation safety  in their country.
The team of attending trainees (24 people from Nuclear Regulatory Authority, TSO and other institutions  of 9 Arab countries members of ANNuR: Tunisia, Morocco, Yemen, Mauritania, Iraq, Egypt, Libya, Sudan, Jordan ) has shown to be very interested interacting continuously, asking questions and comparing their view with the concepts and information presented during the lectures.


Training Course
“Radiation Protection and Regulatory Emergency Preparedness’’
 Mol, 4-8 March, 2013
(organized  by SCK-CEN, SNSA and ITER)


The training course on “Radiation Protection and Regulatory Emergency Preparedness’’ organized in the frame of the project INSC MC.03/10 Lot 1 by SCK-CEN, SNSA and ITER had the objective to present and discuss the radiation protection and the basic key aspects of the emergency planning and emergency preparedness, with focus on the role of the regulator.

The training programme has been tailored on purpose in order to put an important accent on specific items as the structure and content of an Emergency Plan and the emergency zoning, definition  of roles and identification of responsibilities of Government, Operator and Regulator, and their interfaces, links with international conventions and obligations, transfer process of released radionuclides, monitoring, management of contamination and dose limits associated to countermeasures to protect the population.
Thistraining targeted also at underlining the role of the regulator in supporting the government in decision making during an emergency and illustrating some lessons learned from Fukushima accident.
Practicalapplications have been included in the program on the topics:
A)   Emergency Preparedness
B)   Exercise of the Emergency Plan.

The training week included also a visit to the SCK-CEN emergency room, the anthropo-gammametry lab and the decontamination wing giving opportunity to the trainees to get direct evidence of the way emergency issues are practically treated and organized. 14 trainees from NRA and TSOs from Armenia, Belarus, Ukraine, Malaysia, Morocco, Vietnam, Egypt, Jordan, Brazil, Philippines,

Mexico, Indonesia attended and have acquired knowledge with honors undergoing a multiple choice questionnaire. Twotrainees respectively from Jordan and from Vietnam remained at SCK-CEN to devote themselves to the  back to back Tutoring of 2 months on the same subject.
Education & Training
(opportunities offered by ITER-Consult)

ITER-Consult pays particular attention to the Education and Training in the field of institutional capacity building with focus on the development of nuclear national infrastructure, legislative basis and regulatory framework and on the development of technical, management and supervision capacities on the side of regulatory authorities and TSO organizations.

Formation and training opportunities, including tutoring, are offered over a spectrum of courses performed by national and international high level experts. 

The courses are organized for university graduates and for staff with some professional experience. The duration of courses can vary from one week to a few months and can be tailored on the needs request of the trainees and belonging organizations.

The formation and training sessions include: legislative basis and regulatory framework; 

role, functions and responsibility for regulatory licensing and supervision activities; regulatory licensing review  management; safety requirementsfor siting of NPP and safety review activity; regulatory capability to establish safety objectives and criteria for NPP and other NF, approach and key aspects for safety evaluation of the ‘’conceptual design’’ of a NPP at integrated level; objectives, requirements and use of PSA; formation on main issues related to RW management and related regulatory requirements; basic competencies in radiation protection for workers and public; safety design criteria and safety requirements with introduction to applicable codes for safety review of civil structures, mechanical structures and equipment of  NPP and other NF, seismic design safety requirements for SSC, environmental and seismic qualification of safety related equipment, accident analyses and application of T/H code. Some draft training cards are provided below.



Training Activities
(in the frame of EC Cooperation Programs)
In the framework of EC assistance thorough the INSC program a training course has been held ‘’NPP  SITING  REQUIREMENTS’’  together with  STUK  and IRSN at ITER premises in Vicovaro (Roma) - May 24-28, 2010.
A training course has been held on ‘’Regulatory role, function, organization and licensing process’’ together with STUK at JNRC in Amman on Oct. 31 – Nov. 4, 2010
  A training course will be held on ‘’ Expert review of NPP conceptual design and QMS’’ together with IRSN, STUK, BELV at JNRC in Amman on April 2011.


International Technical Meeting
"Seismic Safety of NPPs"
Tivoli (Italy) - March 25-26, 2010

Seismic  safety of Nuclear Power Plants is a key subject  deserving particular consideration in the use of nuclear energy.  Moreover this issue is a major concern in  public opinion especially in countries with a moderate to high seismicity and it has significant  impact on the development of nuclear energy programs.

Substantial attention needs to be paid to the seismic safety of NPP while developing a nuclear program.
In this perspective a Technical meeting on the ‘’Seismic Safety of NPP’’ is organized  with the main objective to exchange views and discuss main topics of seismic safety of NPP using international in-progress studies and research activity, lessons learned from experience, current design  and regulatory practices.

The technical Meeting  has been organized by ITER-Consult, CIRTEN, ENEA, ‘’La Sapienza’’ and AIN with the support of IAEA and under the auspices of the Ministry of Economical Development of Italy.

The participating organization included IAEA, ISPRA, ITER, ENEA, Ansaldo,  Areva, JNES, IRSN, CIRTEN, ‘’La Sapienza’’.

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Formation Course
"National Nuclear Infrastructure and Institutional Capacity"
Palermo (Italy) - September 14-18, 2009

Within the G8 NSSG initiative to promote an effective cooperation among institutions, academic communities and organizations and in order to strengthen the cooperation on Education &Training and the sharing of best practices for a safe and secure development of a nuclear programme, a course on nuclear infrastructure was organized in Palermo on September 2009.

The course was organized by ITER-Consult with DIN and CIRTEN under the auspices of: Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Italian Presidency of G8,  EU,  IAEA and University of Palermo.
The course focused on the development of the legal and regulatory framework, the definition of roles and the establishment of appropriate regulatory responsibilities and functions.
It introduced the  basis and discussed the requirements associated to such a process, including lessons learned from experience with the aim to provide:
·       a comprehensive view of different approaches for establishing the legal and regulatory framework;
·       a specific knowledge of requirements of legal framework and international conventions;
·       insight into the regulatory role, function and capability.

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Training Course
"Regulatory practice and safety requirements for SAR of RW storage facility"
Vicovaro- Roma  (Italy) - June 22-26, 2009

The storage of radioactive waste is a necessary stage in the pre-disposal management of radioactive waste consisting in the placement of radioactive waste in a specific facility where appropriate isolation and monitoring are provided and designed to last for a period of at least tens of years.

For licensing purpose the Applicant needs to demonstrate that the proposed Radioactive Waste Storage Facility (RWSF) will meet the required level of protection by carrying out a safety assessment and presenting a SAR that analyze the organizational and technical arrangements put in place, the nature of the waste to be accepted, the characteristics of the site, the

design of the facility, including engineered safety barriers, and the arrangements for its construction and operation.
The Training Course activity covers the following disciplines: radiological safety objectives, safety assessment, organizational and operational requirements, waste acceptance criteria, site analysis, design, construction commissioning and operation, operational limits and conditions, regulatory inspection.