The EU promotes high safety standards in all types of civilian nuclear activities, including nuclear power production, medical research and waste storage. Nuclear safety standards in the EU are based on the requirements of the main international agreements, namely the Convention on Nuclear Safety and the Safety Fundamentals established by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). The EU nuclear safety directive and nuclear waste directive make these requirements legally binding in all EU Member States.
Report on Education and Training in the Nuclear Energy Field in the EU
On 16 September 2011, the Commission adopted the 1st Situation Report on Education and Training in the Nuclear Energy Field in the European Union. Strengthening further the nuclear safety culture throughout Europe remains a priority of our energy policy. The report provides a comprehensive picture of the situation of human resources in the nuclear energy sector in the EU, identifies the current challenges, and presents the spectrum of both current and planned EU, national and international initiatives in this field.
Convention on Nuclear Safety
The Convention on Nuclear Safety is an international convention which aims to improve nuclear safety worldwide. All Member States of the EU are party to the Convention. The Community established by the Euratom Treaty shares jurisdiction with Member States in the fields governed by the Convention. The Community acceded to the Convention on 30 January 2000.