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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.
The European Learning Initiatives for Nuclear Decommissioning and Environmental Remediation (ELINDER) is a training programme in nuclear decommissioning.
ELINDER is organised in a set of complementary training courses, providing a common qualification.
Nuclear decommissioning projects encompass all technical and management actions associated with ceasing operation of a nuclear installation and its subsequent dismantling to remove it from regulatory control, including the environmental remediation of the site.
Nuclear decommissioning is an activity that is expected to expand in the European Union: the industry needs highly motivated, qualified and experienced personnel in the near future.
ELINDER is coordinated by the European Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC) in collaboration with several partners including European universities and institutes specialised in the nuclear sector. The courses, including visits and practical studies, are provided by each partner in different European countries.