CEPN is a a non-profit organisation created in 1976 to establish a research and development centre in the fields of optimisation of radiological protection and comparison of health and environmental risks associated with energy systems.

This program was initially strongly focused on the development and application of the principle of optimization of radiological protection. Over the past few years, however, the group’s research programme has also been directed towards the involvement of stakeholders in radiological risk assessment and management, and spreading the radiological protection culture.

The studies are undertaken by a group of around fifteen engineers and economists. The research programme is evaluated by a Scientific Council.

The association currently has three members: the French public electricity generating utility (EDF), the Institute of Radiological Protection and Nuclear Safety (IRSN) and the French Alternatives Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA).

CEPN is a a non-profit organisation created in 1976 to establish a research and development centre in the fields of optimisation of radiological protection and comparison of health and environmental risks associated with energy systems.

Recent publications

Ethical Considerations on the Empowerment of People living in Contaminated Areas after a Nuclear Accident?

ROLLINGER F. – SCHNEIDER T.

ERPW - 2nd European Radiological Protection Research Week.
10-12 October 2017, Paris.

Read more: Ethical Considerations on the Empowerment of People living in Contaminated Areas after a Nuclear...

The Work Programme of NERIS in Post-Accident Recovery

SCHNEIDER T.

ICRP - 4th International Symposium on the System of Radiological Protection.
Paris, 10-12 October 2017.

Read more: The Work Programme of NERIS in Post-Accident Recovery

Health Surveillance and Management of Populations affected by a Radiation Accident - can Ethics help?

Deborah OUGHTON, Elisabeth CARDIS, Thierry SCHNEIDER, Liudmila LIUSTSKO, Adelaida SARUKHAN

ERPW - 2nd European Radiological Protection Research Week.
10-12 October 2017, Paris.

Read more: Health Surveillance and Management of Populations affected by a Radiation Accident - can Ethics...

The Role of Experts in Post-Accidental Recovery: Lessons learnt from Chernobyl and Fukushima

GARIEL JC. (IRSN), LOCHARD J., SCHNEIDER T.

ICRP - 4th International Symposium on the System of Radiological Protection.
Paris, 10-12 October 2017.

Read more: The Role of Experts in Post-Accidental Recovery: Lessons learnt from Chernobyl and Fukushima

The ICRP Dialogue initiative on the rehabilitation of living conditions after the Fukushima nuclear accident

Thierry SCHNEIDER (CEPN), Jacques LOCHARD (ICRP), Christopher CLEMENT (ICRP)

4th International Conference on Radioecology & Environmental Radioactive, ICRER 2017, Berlin, 3-8 September 2017.

Read more: The ICRP Dialogue initiative on the rehabilitation of living conditions after the Fukushima...

Developing Research on Radiation Protection Culture

SCHIEBER C., SCHNEIDER T.

International Conference RICOMET 2017, AIEA, Vienna, Austria – 27-29 June 2017

Read more: Developing Research on Radiation Protection Culture

Séminaire SFRP-IRPA de février 2017 : Comment prendre en compte le raisonnable dans la démarche ALARA

Thierry SCHNEIDER

Séminaire SFRP-IRPA de février 2017 : Comment prendre en compte le raisonnable dans la démarche ALARA

Congrès National de la SFRP - Lille, 8 juin 2017

Read more: Séminaire SFRP-IRPA de février 2017 : Comment prendre en compte le raisonnable dans la démarche...

Lessons learned from Living Conditions and Health Status of Populations living in affected territories after the Chernobyl and Fukushima accident - European SHAMISEN Project

MAITRE M., CROUAIL P., SCHNEIDER T. & al.

Lessons learned from Living Conditions and Health Status of Populations living in affected territories after the Chernobyl and Fukushima accident - European SHAMISEN Project

Third NERIS Workshop – 19 May 2017

Read more: Lessons learned from Living Conditions and Health Status of Populations living in affected...

Les enseignements relatifs aux conditions de vie et à la santé des populations vivant dans des territoires contaminés par les accidents de Tchernobyl et Fukushima – Le projet européen SHAMISEN

MAITRE M., CROUAIL P., SCHNEIDER T. & al.

Les enseignements relatifs aux conditions de vie et à la santé des populations vivant dans des territoires contaminés par les accidents de Tchernobyl et Fukushima – Le projet européen SHAMISEN

Congrès National de la SFRP - Lille – 8 juin 2017

Read more: Les enseignements relatifs aux conditions de vie et à la santé des populations vivant dans des...

Protection contre le rayonnement cosmique dans l’aviation. Éléments de la Publication 132 de la CIPR

ANDRESZ S., DESMARIS G.

Protection contre le rayonnement cosmique dans l’aviation. Éléments de la Publication 132 de la CIPR

Congrès National de la SFRP - Lille – 7 juin 2017.

Read more: Protection contre le rayonnement cosmique dans l’aviation. Éléments de la Publication 132 de la CIPR

Exhibitions / Projects

Vous avez dit Radioprotection ?

Vous avez dit Radioprotection ?

Did you Say Radiation Protection? Stories of X-Rays, Radioactivity, etc …” is a traveling exhibition devoted to radiation protection, that is to say all the means to protect workers, the public and the environment from potentially harmful effects of X-rays and of radioactivity.

Rayons Santé

Rayons Santé

Rays and Health” is a traveling exhibition that aims to educate the general public on the uses of X-rays and radioactivity in medicine by highlighting the expected benefits but also the risks. Several topics are discussed to encourage caregivers and patients to have a reasoned and cautious approach in order to make the best use of X-rays and radioactivity for health.

ETHOS in Belarus

ETHOS en Biélorussie

Le projet européen ETHOS avait pour but d’améliorer durablement les conditions de vie des habitants des villages dont la vie quotidienne a été fortement affectée par la présence à long terme de contamination radioactive à la suite de l’accident de Tchernobyl. Il s’agissait d’une nouvelle démarche pluridisciplinaire basée sur une implication forte de la population dans l’évaluation et la gestion du risque radiologique en concertation avec les autorités locales, régionales et nationales et des experts biélorusses.