ISOE, Information System on Occupational Exposures
Founded in 1992 by the Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) of the OECD and co-sponsored by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) since 1993, ISOE is a network of nuclear power plants operators and national radiation protection authorities. Its objective is the improvement of occupational radiation protection optimization. The CEPN is the European Technical Center of the system.
EAN, European ALARA Network
The EAN network was founded in 1996. It is conducted by a group of twenty experts who represent the European radiation protection authorities, research organizations and nuclear industrial operators. The objective of such a network is for its members to share experience and produce recommendations regarding the practical application of radiation protection optimization in all the exposure situations of both the workers and the public. The CEPN coordinates the network.
RELIR, Feedback Experience on Radiological Incidents
The CEPN and the French Society of Radiation Protection (SFRP) initiated the RELIR system in 2001. Its objective is to gather and make available events analysis relevant to the training of workers and prevention. The CEPN coordinates the network.
NERIS, European Platform on Preparedness for Nuclear and Radiological Emergency Response and Recovery.
The NERIS Platform was created in 2010. Its gathers about fifty organizations, all involved is the preparation and management of nuclear and radiological accidental situations. Its mission is to conduct a dialog forum and to favor methodological developments in this particular field. The CEPN is in charge of the platform’s technical secretariat and leads some working groups.
Since September 2007, CEPN organized jointly with the Institute for Radiological Protection and Nuclear Safety (IRSN) and the Sciences Pavilion of Franche-Comté, the 'Radiological Protection Workshops' with students of French and European schools. These workshops aim to develop a practical culture radiation protection at school by offering students multidisciplinary activities involving radiological protection.
The workshops are driven by secondary school teachers of scientific or literary disciplines in partnership with radiation protection experts, academics and researchers in the concerned disciplines. The topics covered in these workshops are diverse: from the scientific and technical foundations of radiation protection to the practical management of radon exposure, occupational exposure in the nuclear and industrial facilities, patient exposure in hospitals as well as the monitoring of radioactivity in the environment or in contaminated sites and territories...
The workshops are organized throughout the school year and include theoretical sessions provided by the teacher with the support of radiological protection experts and practical sessions such as handling measuring devices, visits technical installations, conducting of experiments.
Every year, an international meeting is organized in spring to allow students who participated in the workshops to present their work and interact with other students and radiological protection professionals.