Public participation in radioactive waste management (RWM) constitutes the first project of the Energy - Transparency Centre of Knowledge (E-TRACK). Given the legally binding requirements for transparency of the Council Directive 2011/70/EURATOM on spent fuel and radioactive waste, the European Commission considers it useful to provide steady and continuous support in the very near future.
Who is involved in the project?
- Joint Research Centre The Joint Research Centre provides the support, day-to-day management and infrastructure needed for the project.
- Stakeholders Network The project builds and works through a network of actors from the civil society, national/subnational governments and nuclear industry. The JRC acts as the operating agent of the network and supports its creation, development and management.
- Advisory Group The project has an Advisory Group of about 20 representatives of the whole network. Hence, its members come from the industrial, social and governmental milieus. The Advisory Group provides general guidance for the project development and implementation.
What does the project produce?
- Reviews and studies Studies on practices of public participation in RWM across Europe.
- A web platform A web platform will be pivotal for the collection and dissemination of knowledge and practices in the implementation of public participation in RWM. This will allow actors from industry, governments and society with a stake in RWM to learn from each other, draw lessons on what can ease public participation, and exchange information on the most complex aspects. Clear examples from EU's MSs will be provided.
- Meetings and seminars The Advisory Group discusses twice a year the developments of the project and steers the activity for the coming months. These internal meetings are followed by annual seminars where members of the Stakeholders Network exchange experiences in the practical implementation of public participation in RWM. The seminars are open to a broad audience. the activity for the coming months. These internal meetings are followed by annual seminars where members of the Stakeholders Network exchange experiences in the practical implementation of public participation in RWM. The seminars are open to a broad audience.