The Opening Conference of the Project "Enhancement of Nuclear Safety and Security in Romania – Improvement of Disaster Resilience and Preparedness for Radiological and Nuclear Events"

Published: Tuesday, 18 Jun 2019

The project launched today is a continuation of the former CNCAN project "Regional Excellence Project on Regulatory Capacity Building in Nuclear and Radiological Safety, Emergency Preparedness and Response in Romania", financed by the Norwegian Financial Mechanism 2009-2014.

The conference presented the main objectives to be achieved in the project, such as alignment of the national framework and regulatory practices with the latest international standards and European Union legislation in the field of nuclear safety and protection against ionizing radiation; the implementation of recommendations from the international missions in Romania on nuclear safety, detection and response to events involving nuclear and radioactive materials not subject to regulatory control, cyber security for nuclear installations and training and intervention in case of emergency; implementation of several activities of the national action plan associated with the National Strategy for Nuclear Safety and Security; the implementation of the new responsibilities that CNCAN has in managing the nuclear emergency situations, as well as improving emergency preparedness and response by implementing lessons learned.

This project is being carried out in partnership with the Norwegian Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (DSA) and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the national partners in Romania being the National Commission for Nuclear Activities Control (CNCAN), as project promoter, together with the General Inspectorate of the Romanian Gendarmerie, the General Inspectorate of the Romanian Police, the General Inspectorate of the Romanian Border Police, General Inspectorate for Emergency Situations and the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MAI).

The event was attended by representatives of: the General Secretariat of the Government (SGG), CNCAN, IAEA, DSA, MAI, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of European Funds, National Company Nuclearelectrica, General Inspectorate of the Romanian Border Police, General Inspectorate of the Romanian Gendarmerie, General Inspectorate of the Romanian Police, General Inspectorate for Emergency Situations, as well as representatives of the press. 

At the opening of the event, Mr. Rodin Traicu, the CNCAN President, as Project Promoter, highlighted the good cooperation relations that CNCAN has with the national authorities, the licensees from the nuclear industry, as the main beneficiaries of the project. Then followed by speeches of representatives of SGG, DSA, IAEA, SNN and MAI. Within these interventions, full support, availability and involvement was expressed for the good development of this project.

The implementation period of this project is 4 years and is funded through the Norwegian Financial Mechanism 2014-2021 - Home Affairs Program.