PROJECT FOR SHARING & GROWING NUCLEAR SAFETY CULTURE COMPETENCE
THE NUSHARE PROJECT
NUSHARE is a research project, from the 7th framework programme (FP7), implementing a European Education, Training and Information initiative proposed by the Commissioner for Research and Innovation and the Commissioner for Energy after the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami on 11 March 2011 (Fukushima).
Its main objective has been to develop and implement education, training and information programmes strengthening competences required for achieving excellence in nuclear safety culture. Particular attention is being paid to lessons learned from stress tests conducted on all EU nuclear power plants in response to the the Fukushima accident and to sharing best practices at the European level.
NUSHARE addresses the specific needs of different stakeholders in nuclear safety by the development and EU-wide dissemination of programmes for 3 target groups:
- TG1: Policy decision makers and opinion leaders at the lvel of governments, parliaments, international organisations, scientific communities, journalists;
- TG2 : Staff members of Nuclear Regulatory Authorities and Technical Safety Organisations (TSOs);
- TG3 : Electric utilities, systems suppliers, and providers of nuclear services at the level of responsible personnel, in particular managers.
NUSHARE has been launched through a grant to the European Nuclear Education Network (ENEN) Association. The responsibilities for the main tasks are with the French “Institut National des Sciences et Techniques Nucléaires” (INSTN) of the CEA, the German “ISaR Institute for Safety and Reliability”, Spanish “Tecnatom” and “Universidad Politecnica de Madrid”, and the European Nuclear Safety Training and Tutoring Institute (ENSTTI).
The NUSHARE project partners have strived for the systematic consideration of the needs of end users of NUSHARE programmes and for involving further organisations in their implementation. Exchanges with stakeholders, i.e. individuals and organisations sharing interest in the NUSHARE objectives and ready to contribute with their own resources, were fostered:
- to present and disseminate experience on embedding safety culture
- to identify the stakeholder’s needs and suitable ways to address them within the NUSHARE programmes
- to increase the participation of stakeholders in pilot actions, in the implementation, and in the EU-wide dissemination of NUSHARE programmes
This project received funding from the EURATOM Research and Training programme
4 years under grant agreement N° 335530