ENEN III (May 2009 – April 2012)
ENEN III is the third project in the ENEN project series in nuclear engineering (European Nuclear Education Network). This project covered the structuring, organization, coordination and implementation of training schemes in cooperation with local, national and international training organizations, to provide training to professionals active in nuclear organizations or their contractors and subcontractors. The training schemes provide a portfolio of courses, training sessions, seminars and workshops for continuous learning, for upgrading knowledge and developing skills. One of the project deliverables was to work towards a training passport, which allowed the recognition of qualifications and the validation of training courses according to a set of commonly agreed criteria.
ENETRAP II (March 2009 – February 2012)
ENETRAP II is the second project of the ENETRAP projects series (European Network for Education and Training in Radiation Protection), focussing on the policy and implementation of education and training in radiation protection at the European and national level. The overall objective of the ENETRAP II project was to develop European high-quality “reference standards” and good practices for education and training in radiation protection (RP), specifically with respect to the radiation protection expert (RPE) and the radiation protection officer (RPO). The definitions and requirements for RPEs and RPOs were adopted in the European Basic Safety Standard (EURATOM 2013/59). A training curriculum for the RPE was developed in terms of learning outcomes in knowledge, skills and competences following the ECVET principles.
ENETRAP III (June 2014 – May 2018)
ENETRAP III adds new and innovative topics to existing E&T approaches in RP. It further develops the European reference training scheme with additional specialized modules for RPE working in medical, waste management and NPP. It will implement the ECVET principles and will establish targeted assistance from regulators that will play a crucial role in the endorsement of the proposed courses and learning objectives. ENETRAP III will also introduce a train-the-trainer strategy. All organized pilot sessions will be open to young and more experienced students and professionals. In this way, the project aims to contribute to increasing the attractiveness of nuclear careers and to lifelong learning activities.
A web-based platform containing all relevant information about E&T in RP will facilitate an efficient knowledge transfer and capacity building in Europe and beyond. ENETRAP III will also propose guidance for implementing E&T for RPE and RPO, hereby providing extremely important assistance to all Member States who are expected to transpose the Euratom BSS requirements into their national legislations. Moreover, ENETRAP III will demonstrate the practical feasibility of earlier developed concepts for mutual recognition and thus provide leading examples in Europe demonstrating effective borderless mobility.
PETRUS II (January 2009 – December 2011)
PETRUS II is the second project of the PETRUS project series (Programme for Education, Training and Research on Underground Storage), which aim at a cooperative approach of education and training (E&T) in geological disposal of radioactive waste between universities, waste management organizations, training organizations and research institutes.
PETRUS III (September 2013 – September 2016)
The PETRUS II project is currently continued in the PETRUS III project whose objective is to promote E&T in geological disposal of radioactive waste. Different aspects of the ECVET system (such as the elaboration and implementation of the professional development training programme using ECVET principles) are being developed and tested in the domain of geological disposal and waste.
CINCH (June 2013 – May 2016)
The CINCH-I project aimed at the Coordination of Education In Nuclear Chemistry in order to mitigate the effects of the decline of number of staff qualified in nuclear chemistry. This project is currently continued in the CINCH II project with the aim to mobilise the identified existing fragmented capabilities to form the critical mass required to implement the courses and meet the nuclear chemistry postgraduate education and training needs of the European Union. The current curricula are being developed using the ECVET guidelines.
TRASNUSAFE (November 2010 – October 2014)
The objective of the TRASNUSAFE (Training Schemes on Nuclear Safety Culture) project was to design, develop and test two relevant training schemes on Nuclear Safety Culture with a European environment, based on a specific evaluation of the training needs. Five different training modules were developed and tested. The LOs were described in terms of knowledge, skills and competences.
MEDRAPET (December 2010 – February 2013)
The main aim of the MEDRAPET project (Medical Radiation Protection Education and Training) was the identification of needs in radiation protection training for various medical professionals. The results of the MEDRAPET project were the basis for the revision of the Radiation Protection 116 Guidelines on Education and Training in Radiation Protection for Medical Exposures, which was published in February 2014 as Radiation Protection 175: Guidelines on Radiation Protection Education and Training of Medical Professionals in the European Union. It consists of core learning outcomes in radiation protection, and specific learning outcomes for various categories of medical professionals, defined in knowledge, skills and competences.
EUTEMPE-RX (September 2013 – September 2016)
The EUTEMPE-RX project (European Training and Education for Medical Physics Experts in Radiology) aims to provide a training scheme that allows the medical physicist in Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology to reach EQF level 8, as it was defined by the EU funded ‘Guidelines for the MPE’ project. The core activity of the medical physics expert (MPE) is to ensure ionising radiations are optimally used in patient healthcare and to bring new knowledge and expertise from physics into healthcare. It will develop 12 courses at EQF level 8 following the ECVET principles.
NUSHARE (January 2013 – June 2017)
NUSHARE is a FP7 project implementing a European Education, Training and Information initiative proposed by the Commissioner for Research and Innovation and the Commissioner for Energy after the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami on 11 March 2011 (Fukushima). Its main objective is to develop and implement education, training and information programmes strengthening competences required for achieving excellence in nuclear safety culture. Particular attention is being paid to lessons learned from stress tests conducted on all EU nuclear Power Plants in response to the the Fukushima accident and to sharing best practices at the European level.
CORONA II (September 2015 – September 2018)
The main objective of the proposed CORONA II project is to enhance the safety of nuclear installations through further improvement of the training capabilities aimed at building up the necessary personnel competencies. Specific objective of the proposed CORONA II project is to proceed with the development of state-of-the-art regional training center for VVER competence (which will be called CORONA Academy), whose pilot implementation through CORONA project (2011-2014) proved to be viable solution for supporting transnational mobility and lifelong learning amongst VVER operating countries.