APRIL 2018 - GMF & ENWD MEETING & TECHNICAL VISIT


 

   





This technical visit will take place in April 11 and 12, 2018 in Dessel (Belgium), as agreed in the last assembly of GMF held in October in Madrid.





OCT 2017 - GMF GENERAL ASSEMBLY


On 5-6 October 2017 will take place in Madrid (Spain) the General Assembly GMF.

PROGRAMME




22nd - 23rd MAY 2017 - EUROPEAN LOCAL NETWORK OF RADIOACTIVE WASTE DIALOGUE (ENWD) MEETING I

   



PRELIMINARY PROGRAMME



OCT 2016 - GMF GENERAL ASSEMBLY


On 5-7 October 2016 will take place in Flamanville (France) the General Assembly GMF with the conference "Situation nuclear energy in France" and a technical visit to La Hague site.







OCT. 2016 - ENEF PLENARY MEETING











JUNE 2016 - GMF GENERAL ASSEMBLY and ENWD Meeting

On 1-3
June 2016 will take place in Östhammar (Sweden) the ENWD Meeting with the conference "Swedish process. Nuclear Energy" and a technical visit to the repositoty of low and intermediate-level.
Program to be determined.







NOV. 2015 – E-TRACK ADVISORY GROUP

The 'Energy – Transparency Centre of Knowledge' (E-TRACK) is a joint initiative agreed between the Directorate-General for Energy (DG ENER) and the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission (EC) for the promotion of public participation in the implementation of energy policies. The objective of E-TRACK is to become a central point of reference for collecting and sharing information on practices of public participation in energy policy implementation across the EU. Public participation means the involvement of stakeholders in the decision-making processes that affect their interests or in which they are interested.


OCT. 2015 - GMF GENERAL ASSEMBLY and ENWD Meeting


The GMF General Assembly will take place in Luxembourg on 5 October 2015.








SEPT. 2015 - "LATE PHASE NUCLEAR ACCIDENT PREPAREDNESS AND MANAGEMENT”. (Gomel, Belarus)


The Nuclear Protection Evaluation Centre (CEPN, France) and The Research Institute of Radiology (RIR, Belarus), announce the Training Course “Late Phase Nuclear Accident Preparedness and Management”. It will take place from 21st – 25th September 2015 in Gomel, Belarus.

The course offers a comprehensive overview of the various dimensions and challenges of the long-term rehabilitation process after a nuclear accident, and also provides practical elements for the implementation of late phase countermeasures in rural and urban contaminated environments. A particular attention is given to “stakeholder engagement” approaches to initiate preparedness processes and to favour the implication of the inhabitants in their own protection as well as in decision making process related to the redeployment of social and economic activities in the affected areas.

The course is based on international recommendations and on the material produced and developed in several European and international projects: ETHOS, SAGE, FARMING, CORE, EURANOS and NERIS. It is made of lectures, practical working sessions and discussions. It also relies on the practical experience of Belarussian organisations in the management of the Chernobyl consequences as well as on the first lessons from the management of the consequences of the Fukushima accident.


You can find more information here
PRELIMINARY PROGRAMME


JUN. 2015 - GMF CONFERENCE IN PAKS

The GMF Conference “Nuclear Energy as a Real Option for Future and Stakeholder Engagement ” will take place in Paks in Erzsébet Nagy Szálloda on 2-3 June 2015.

Representatives of 8 countries will asisist to the event with the following agenda:

Tuesday, 2nd June 2015 –DAY 1

Opening session
József Bálint, president of TEIT and Roland Palmqvist, President of GMF

“The role of nuclear energy in Hungary”
National Development Ministry representative

Paks NPP as an important player in electricity generation
Representative of the Paks NPP management

The future of nuclear energy in Hungary
Representative of Paks 2 management

“Radioactive waste management in Hungary”
Representative of PURAM management

Lunch

Panel Discussion

Paks 1, Paks 2 and PURAM
Representatives, public relations and stakeholder engagement

Panel Discussion

TEIT, TETT, NyMTIT, ITT
Presidents Municipality Associations as bridges between the public and the operator

Official dinner

 

Wednesday 3rd June 2015 DAY 2

Technical visits (3 groups)

Paks NPP

Maintenance Training Centre and Museum of Atomicenergetics

Interim storage for Spent Fuel

Visit of Szálka village,introduction of the summer camp for young people

Lunch in Bátaapáti

Technical visit to National Radioactive waste repository

Dinner in Szekszárd



MAY 2015 - ENEF PLENARY MEETING (Bratislava-Prague Plenary meetings)


The work of the European Nuclear Energy Forum - ENEF has been organised between 2007 and 2009 around two Plenary meetings per year, held successively in Bratislava and Prague. During these Plenary meetings, the activities of the working groups are presented and contribute to an open dialogue among all stakeholders. From 2009 on, it was decided that their frequency should be annual.


What? ENEF Plenary Meeting
When? 26-27 May 2015
Where? Prague, Czech Republic
Who? GMF will be represented by the President, Roland Palmqvist and the Secretary General, Mariano Vila d'Abadal.

ENEF 2015 Final Programme
 


APRIL 2015 - ENWD MUNICIPALITIES ASSESSMENT ON PARTICIPATION PRACTICES

The Network of ENWD (European Local Network of radioactive Waste Dialogue) will be hold in order to take a close look at Socioeconomic impact in waste radioactive management issues.




MARCH 2015 – E-TRACK ADVISORY GROUP
The 'Energy – Transparency Centre of Knowledge' (E-TRACK) is a joint initiative agreed between the Directorate-General for Energy (DG ENER) and the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission (EC) for the promotion of public participation in the implementation of energy policies. The objective of E-TRACK is to become a central point of reference for collecting and sharing information on practices of public participation in energy policy implementation across the EU. Public participation means the involvement of stakeholders in the decision-making processes that affect their interests or in which they are interested.


OCT. 2014 – FIRST OPEN SEMINAR OF THE E-TRACK ADVISORY GROUP

The 'Energy – Transparency Centre of Knowledge' (E-TRACK) is a joint initiative agreed between the Directorate-General for Energy (DG ENER) and the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission (EC) for the promotion of public participation in the implementation of energy policies. The objective of E-TRACK is to become a central point of reference for collecting and sharing information on practices of public participation in energy policy implementation across the EU. Public participation means the involvement of stakeholders in the decision-making processes that affect their interests or in which they are interested.

In the framework of the E-TRACK pilot project on public participation in RWM, an Open Seminar will take place in Amsterdam on 23rd October 2014 with the following title: 'The role of public participation in radioactive waste management and other sectors - Lessons learnt from research and practice'.



OCT. 2014 – GMF ANNUAL ASSEMBLY AND SEMINAR MEETING & ENWD MEETING



 






GMF will have its annual assembly and seminar meeting in Gundremmingen (Germany), on 2-3 October 2014.


The seminar will include the conferences “Nuclear Reality in Germany” and “Relationship between Japanese municipalites and nuclear Energy” by Mr. Kazuharu Kawase (Mayor of Tsuruga and president of Zengenkyo) and Mr. Nakahiro Yasuda (Professor. The Research Institute of Nuclear Engineering . University of Fukui), and the panel “Experience in Nuclear Decommissioning”. 

DOWNLOAD the programme.

During these days, there also will take place the second meeting of the European local Network of radioactive Waste Dialogue – ENWD 
DOWNLOAD the draft agenda.


JUN. 2014 - ENEF PLENARY MEETING (Bratislava-Prague Plenary meetings)

The work of the European Nuclear Energy Forum - ENEF has been organised between 2007 and 2009 around two Plenary meetings per year, held successively in Bratislava and Prague. During these Plenary meetings, the activities of the working groups are presented and contribute to an open dialogue among all stakeholders. From 2009 on, it was decided that their frequency should be annual.


What? ENEF Plenary Meeting
When? 16-17 June 2014
Where? Bratislava, Hotel Bôrik
Who? GMF will be represented by the Secretary General, Mariano Vila d'Abadal.



APR. 2014 - Creation of the GMF Network - ENWD – European local Network in Radioactive Waste Dialogue






Download the Draft agenda.
Visit the ENWD section in this website for more information.

What? Creation of the GMF Network - ENWD – European local Network in Radioactive Waste Dialogue - "Finding sites for radioactive waste repositories, challenges at the municipal level"
When? 7 & 8 April 2014
Where? Congress Center Albert Borshette, Rue Froissart 36, Brussels
Who? The network is intended for municipalities/regions who already have a repository or are in advanced siting process for LLW, ILW or HLW. It is necesary to fulfill the Letter of intent.


FEB. 2014 - ENEF MEETING (Working Group Transparency - TFG CRISIS COMMUNICATION)

This is a meeting of the task force group "Crisis Communication", which is focused on better crisis communication with the public, the use of social media and the utmost importance of timeliness and trusted senders to distinguish facts from rumours.

What? ENEF Transparency Working Group Meeting: "Crisis Communication Task Force Group"
When? 12 February 2014
Where? Brussels, Belgium.
Who? GMF will be represented by the Secretary General, Mariano Vila d'Abadal.



FEB. 2014 - ENEF MEETING (Working Group Transparency)

As a follow-up action of the inaugural conference of the European Nuclear Energy Forum in Bratislava on 26-27 November 2007, the Working Group "Transparency" has been established.

Following the sudden death of Mr Janos Tóth, former Chairman, mid April 2011, Mr Richard Adams, Member of the European Economic and Social Committee, has taken over the Chairmanship of the Transparency WG; this working group concentrates on:
  1. Establishing a roadmap on better information and transparency in the nuclear field
  2. Developing an appropriate consultative process
  3. Initiating concrete structured stakeholder dialogues beyond the European Nuclear Forum meetings to broaden the discussion basis
What? ENEF Transparency Working Group Meeting
When? 6 February 2014
Where? Brussels, Belgium.
Who? GMF will be represented by the Secretary General, Mariano Vila d'Abadal.



JAN. 2014 - NERIS-TP DISSEMINATION WORKSHOP

The mission of the NERIS (EUROPEAN PLATFORM ON PREPAREDNESS FOR NUCLEAR AND RADIOLOGICAL EMERGENCY RESPONSE AND RECOVERY) Platform is to establish a forum for dialogue and methodological development between all European organisations and associations taking part in decision making of protective actions in nuclear and radiological emergencies and recovery in Europe.

More detailed information on NERIS is to be found on the project’s website (http://www.eu-neris.net/).

The NERIS-TP dissemination workshop will allow to exchange on the results of the NERISTP project and to bring together best practice, knowledge and technology to enhance the preparedness for Europe’s response to any radiation emergency and recovery situation.
  • The first day will be focused on stakeholder engagement in Europe and Japan.
  • The second day will be dedicated to the presentation of the new methodological developments of tools and to the exchange of experiences on using tools and demonstration exercises.
  • The third day will be aimed at summarizing the discussions of the workshop and at discussing the way forward for further developments and dissemination.
What? NERIS-TP DISSEMINATION WORKSHOP
When? 22 - 24 January 2014
Where? Thon Hotel Bristol, Kristian IVs gate 7, Oslo, Norway.
Who? GMF will be represented by the Secretary General, Mariano Vila d'Abadal and representatives of AMAC (Spanish Association of Municipalities with nuclear facilities).



DEC. 2013 - ENEF MEETING (All 3 Working Groups)

9.00-9.30 Registration 
9.30-11.00 Opening Session 
11.00-11.30 Coffee Break and Networking 
11:30-14:30 Working Groups Meetings in 3 separate rooms. Flexible organisation allowing cross participation as desired by participants and networking. The Working Groups should focus on their preparations for Berlin and Bratislava.
14:30-16:00 ALL ENEF Working Session
16:00-16.30 Coffee Break and Networking 
16:30-17:30 Concluding Session


More detailed information on ENEF is to be found on the forum’s website

What? All ENEF Meeting (All 3 WGs)
When? 3 December 2013, 09:00 – 17:30
Where? LUXEMBOURG – Jean Monnet Building – Room M6
Who? GMF will be represented by the Secretary General, Mariano Vila d'Abadal.



NOV. 2013 - Scientific symposium: New insights into the repository’s engineered barriers

Date: November 20 - 21, 2013
Venue: Näringslivets hus, Storgatan 19, Stockholm

The Swedish National Council for Nuclear Waste invites to a symposium on the function of the engineered barriers for the final disposal of spent nuclear fuel focusing on the conditions in the repository. At the symposium recent results of the current research on the copper canister and the bentonite buffer will be presented as well as their interplay with the surrounding rock. The engineered barriers are determining factors to guarantee the long-term safety of the KBS-3 method.

Now the programme is available here. 
You can read more about the background in the Invitation.

To register your participation please send an email to: karnavfallsradet@gov.se



NOV. 2013 - InSOTEC Stakeholder Seminar II

InSOTEC (International Socio-Technical Challenges for Geological Disposal) is a research project funded by the European Commission within the 7th EURATOM Framework Programme, (running from March 2011 till February 2014) which aims to generate a better understanding of the complex interplay between the technical and the social in radioactive waste management and, in particular, in the implementation of geological disposal.

On the basis of this analysis InSOTEC will provide practical suggestions on how to address the socio-technical challenges identified within national and international contexts, and it will deliver insights into how mechanisms for interaction between the technical community and a broad range of socio-political actors could be developed.

The InSOTEC consortium consists of 14 research partners from 11 European countries: Belgium, the Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Norway, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, the UK. The Group of European Municipalities with Nuclear Facilities (GMF), is also a partner in this project.

More detailed information on InSOTEC is to be found on the project’s website (www.insotec.eu).

The objectives of this Stakeholder Seminar are to:
- communicate the project’s progress
- receive feedback on the work so far & input for drawing overall conclusions
- provide a platform for dialogue, networking and interaction between different stakeholders

What? InSOTEC Stakeholder Seminar II
When? 12-13 November 2013
Where? NH-Hotel Berlin Mitte, Leipziger Straße 106, 10117 Berlin
Who? GMF will be represented by the Secretary General, Mariano Vila d'Abadal.



OCT. 2013 - GMF Annual Assembly and Seminar


Borsele
3-4 October 2013
COVRA
Dutch National Storage Facility for Nuclear Waste



3 October, 2013

GMF ASSEMBLY
9:00-10.30 GMF Assembly ( Restricted to GMF Members)
10.30-10.50 Coffee-Break

SEMINAR
10:50-11:00 Welcome. President of GMF, Mr. Roland Palmqvist. Mayor of Borsele, Mr. Jaap Gelok.
11:00-12:30 Nuclear Reality in Holland. Managing Director of COVRA, Mr. Hans Codee. Mayor of Borsele, Mr. Jaap Gelok. Ministry of Economy, Mrs. Ginevra Delfinis. Chief Nuclear Officer EPZ, Mr. Jan Van Capelle.
12:30-14:00 Lunch
14:00-14:30 European Commission, Mr.Maurizio Boella (Head of Unit. DG Energy. Directorate Nuclear Safety and Fuel Cycle)
14:30-15:00 European Platform on Preparedness for Nuclear and Radiological Emergency Response and Recovery, Mr. Eduardo Gallego (Member of the Management Board of the NERIS Platform)
15.00-15.05 Coffee
15.05-15.30 Nuclear emergency preparedness and response, Mr. Bojan Tomic (Managing Director- ENCO)
15.30-16.00 Tour the table: Every GMF delegation will be asked to report the current situation of the nuclear reality in their countries.
16:00-17.00 Discussion and closure of the meeting: Mr. Mariano Vila d’Abadal, Mr. Jaap Gelok, Mr. Roland Palmqvist.

4 October, 2013
Visit to the central organisation for Radioactive Waste. COVRA



SEP. 2013 - 2nd EP&R CORE GROUP MEETING

European Commission Study on Review of Current Off-Site Nuclear Emergency Preparedness and Response Arrangements in EU Memher States and Neighbouring Countries.

The European Commission (DG ENER) has launched a study of the off-site nuclear EP&R arrangements in EU Member States and neighbouring countries applying to nuclear power plants. Following a competitive tender, the consortium ENCO/ÚJV/ABmerit has been selected to carry out the study. The results of the study will be used to form the basis for a Communication from the European Commission to the Council of the EU, later in 2013, which may include policy recommendations.

The principal aims and objectives of the study are:
- To analyse current arrangements with regard to off-site nuclear EP&R arrangements and capabilities, considering gaps, and best-practices,
- To consider the coherence of current arrangements and how the preparation and response could be made more effective in the future, for example through better use of 
resources and better coordination, especially for cross-border situations.

2nd CORE GROUP MEETING
Place: Stockholm 
Date: 11st-12nd September, 2013

GMF will be represented by Yves D'Eer, Emergency Coordinator in Beveren (Belgium).


SEP. 2013 - ENEF MEETING (Working Group Transparency - SG CRISIS COMMUNICATION  )

As a follow-up action of the inaugural conference of the European Nuclear Energy Forum in Bratislava on 26-27 November 2007, the Working Group "Transparency" was established.
Following the sudden death of Mr Janos Tóth, former Chairman, mid April 2011, Mr Richard Adams, Member of the European Economic and Social Committee, has taken over the Chairmanship of the Transparency WG; this working group concentrates on:
1. Establishing a roadmap on better information and transparency in the nuclear field
2. Developing an appropriate consultative process
3. Initiating concrete structured stakeholder dialogues beyond the European Nuclear Forum meetings to broaden the discussion basis

This is a meeting of the task force group "Crisis Communication", which is focused on better crisis communication with the public, the use of social media and the utmost importance of timeliness and trusted senders to distinguish facts from rumours.

ENEF Transparency Working Group Meeting: "Crisis Communication Task Force Group"
Place: Brussels
Date: 6 September 2013
GMF will be represented by the Secretary General, Mariano Vila d'Abadal.


AUG. 2013 - CREATION OF THE GMF TASK FORCE GROUP (TFG) ABOUT NUCLEAR WASTE MANAGEMENT

On August 22, representatives from Östhammar municipality (Anna-Lena Söderblom and Stefan Edelsvärd) met the Secretary General of GMF (Mariano Vila d'Abadal) in Stockholm to begin the creation of the GMF Task Force Group about nuclear waste management. This group will be integrated into GMF and receive logistical support, but operate autonomously. At the next annual meeting of GMF, to be held in October, all members will know more details about this new group.

CREATION OF THE GMF TASK FORCE GROUP (TFG) ABOUT NUCLEAR WASTE MANAGEMENT
Place: Stockholm
Date: 22nd August, 2013

Participants: Anna-Lena Söderblom and Stefan Edelsvärd from Östhammar municipality and Mariano Vila d'Abadal, Secretary General of GMF.


JUL. 2013 - 1st WORKSHOP REVIEW OF CURRENT OFF-SITE NUCLEAR EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE

European Commission Study on Review of Current Off-Site Nuclear Emergency Preparedness and Response Arrangements in EU Memher States and Neighbouring Countries.

The European Commission (DG ENER) has launched a study of the off-site nuclear EP&R arrangements in EU Member States and neighbouring countries applying to nuclear power plants. Following a competitive tender, the consortium ENCO/ÚJV/ABmerit has been selected to carry out the study. The results of the study will be used to form the basis for a Communication from the European Commission to the Council of the EU, later in 2013, which may include policy recommendations.

The principal aims and objectives of the study are:
- To analyse current arrangements with regard to off-site nuclear EP&R arrangements and capabilities, considering gaps, and best-practices,
- To consider the coherence of current arrangements and how the preparation and response could be made more effective in the future, for example through better use of 
resources and better coordination, especially for cross-border situations.

1st WORKSHOP
Place: Luxembourg
Date: 4-5th July, 2013

GMF will be represented by Yves D'Eer, Emergency Coordinator in Beveren (Belgium), and Gerardo Casado from AMAC (Spain).


MAY. 2013 - ENEF MEETING (Bratislava-Prague Plenary meetings)

The work of the European Nuclear Energy Forum - ENEF has been organised between 2007 and 2009 around two Plenary meetings per year, held successively in Bratislava and Prague. During these Plenary meetings, the activities of the working groups are presented and contribute to an open dialogue among all stakeholders. From 2009 on, it was decided that their frequency should be annual.
NEXT PLENARY MEETING:
Place: Prague
Date:
30 and 31 May 2013

GMF will be represented by the President, Roland Palmqvist, and the Secretary Geneal, Mariano Vila d'Abadal.


FEB. 2013 - GMF CONFERENCE
Meeting "Local Reality and Radioactive Waste Management"  
Place: Hornachuelos, Córdoba (Spain)
Date: 25, 26 & 27 February 2013


FEB. 2013 - ENEF MEETING (Working Group Transparency)

As a follow-up action of the inaugural conference of the European Nuclear Energy Forum in Bratislava on 26-27 November 2007, the Working Group "Transparency" has been established.
Following the sudden death of Mr Janos Tóth, former Chairman, mid April 2011, Mr Richard Adams, Member of the European Economic and Social Committee, has taken over the Chairmanship of the Transparency WG; this working group concentrates on:
1. Establishing a roadmap on better information and transparency in the nuclear field
2. Developing an appropriate consultative process
3. Initiating concrete structured stakeholder dialogues beyond the European Nuclear Forum meetings to broaden the discussion basis
Currently, the Working Group has 2 dedicated tasks forces: "Definitions and good practices" and "Public Relations/Communication
ENEF Transparency Working Group Meeting
Place: Brussels
Date: 5 February 2013