Participants attending the training and tutoring (T&T) courses organized within the framework of the INSC T&T Project MC3.01/20 are cordially invited to become members of the T&T Alumni Network that facilitates building and maintaining professional connections. Invitations, along with further information, are distributed via email to all persons concerned. Meanwhile, we encourage visiting the ENEN website for supplementary details.


22nd ESARDA Course Nuclear Safeguards and Non-Proliferation

The 22nd edition of the ESARDA Course (2024 ESARDA Course) is organised by the Joint Research Centre, Directorate of Nuclear Safety & Security, Department Nuclear Security & Safeguards, Unit Digital Systems for Nuclear Safeguards and Non-Proliferation (Ispra, Italy) under the Training and Knowledge Management of the European Safeguards Research & Development Association, (ESARDA TKM WG).

The basic aim of the 2024 ESARDA Course is to stimulate interests in safeguards. The course addresses aspects of the efforts to create a global nuclear non-proliferation system and how this system works in practice: the Treaty on Nonproliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT), safeguards technology, and export control. Also regional settings, such as EURATOM Treaty, are presented and discussed. The course deals in particular with technical aspects and application of safeguards; i.e. how to implement the safeguards principles and methodology within the different nuclear facilities. Therefore the course will create an overview on inspections techniques, ranging from neutron/gamma detection methods, to design information verification, to environmental sampling, etc.

Target audience: This compact course is open to master degree students, in particular nuclear engineering students, but also to young professionals and International Relations/law students. It aims at complementing nuclear engineering studies by including nuclear safeguards in the academic curriculum.

Date: 15 – 19 April 2024
Format: The course will be organized on-line (via MS TEAMS) and will feature a full five-days program with lectures, group exercises and virtual visits of some JRC Ispra (Italy) research laboratories.

More information on the course can be found in the Course Leaflet and on ESARDA website.

Safety requirements for Near Surface Disposal Facility and performance assessment (Training course organized by ITER-CONSULT)

The training course will introduce the conception of a Near Surface Disposal Facility, its engineered barriers, safety aspects and the content of safety analysis to be performed for the different steps of the licensing process up to the closure of the facility. The basic safety requirements for the protection of human health and the technical requirements for waste acceptance and for siting, design, construction, operation and closure of the repository and the post-closure phase will be presented and discussed. 

The course includes a familiarization of the participants with the methodology to perform the long term safety assessment and application of simulation software (GoldSim) related to release and subsequent transport phenomena of radionuclides (RN) quantifying potential radiological impact on human health in the post closure phase. Case studies of release of radioactivity from the disposal, migration of RN in non-saturated and saturated zone around the disposal and estimation of radiological consequences for public will be presented and discussed.

Target audience: Staff of nuclear regulatory authorities (NRA), technical and scientific support organizations (TSO), research organizations and design companies.

Date/place: September 11-15, 2023 – GATE Center – Pisa (Italy)

More information can be found in the Course Leaflet and the Draft Program, and on ITER website.

Management and leadership for safety (Training course organized in the EU-funded ELSE Project)

A newly announced „Management and leadership for safety” MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) developed in the framework of the EU-funded ELSE Project (European Leadership for Safety Education) is now accessible for all interested experts, particularly for those with safety responsibilities.

The course offers training materials in three main themes that contribute to the development and implementation of effective leadership for safety. The course consists of four complementary e-learning units with an approximately 2,5 screen-days of attendance per unit: Units 1 & 2 introduce the key concepts; Units 3 & 4 deal with the key challenges. This ELSE MOOC was elaborated by an international and multidisciplinary team of academics and nuclear industry experts.

For further information, visit the following website or scan the QR code:

Information about the course can also be found on the ELSE website and on the ELSE LinkedIn page here or here.