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The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is the European Commission's science and knowledge service which employs scientists to carry out research in order to provide independent scientific advice and support to EU policy.
In the framework of the IGD-TP activity to network, structure and develop Research, Development and Demonstration (RD&D) programmes and competences in countries with less advanced geological disposal programmes, the IGD-TP is organising a workshop (PLANning geological DISposal of radioactive waste in Europe – PLANDIS). The workshop aims to communicate, review and assess a guidance document to support RD&D planning for geological radioactive waste disposal. PLANDIS will be held on 26 May and will be hosted by the Institute for Nuclear Research Piteşti in Romania.
JRC-ITU is directly involved in drafting of the guidance document, to be released during summer 2015. The aim of the PLANDIS Guide is to support EU Member States in planning their own Research & Development into managing their nuclear waste and will also be used for training programme reference.
Expected outcomes and benefits of the workshop might include:
The event will be of particular interest to decision makers, disposal programme owners and managers, Waste Management Organizations, Technical Support Organizations, representatives of civil society and experts knowledgeable in governance and involvement of civil society.
For more information view the official announcement here.