On 7 september, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) organised with active involvement from the Commission’s Joint Research centre (JRC) a workshop on public participation in the area of Radioactive Waste Management.
On 19 July 2011 the European Commission adopted the Directive 2011/70/EURATOM, establishing a Community framework for the responsible and safe management of spent fuel and radioactive waste.
In 2014, the Energy – Transparency Centre of Knowledge – a joint initiative established by the Commission’s Joint Research centre (JRC) and DG ENER for promoting public participation in energy policy implementation, selected radioactive waste management as the area of interest for its pilot project. A vast survey was carried out, in order to collect data on initiatives and practices with regard to public participation in RWM across the EU.
One year after, this workshop was an opportunity for reviewing and providing critical assessment of the information gathered within that exercise. The event bourght together about 50 representatives of national/subnational authorities and agencies, Civil society (municipalities, NGOs) and nuclear industry as well as other key stakeholders.
Discover the two presentations made by NTW’s members:
– NTW: Working for Transparency and Public Participation in Radioactive Waste Management – Presentation by Philip Kearney
– Setting the scene: Radioactive waste management – its perception and acceptance – Presentation by Paul Dorfman