Over 100 non-industrial organisations call for a just assessment of nuclear energy in the EU Taxonomy of Sustainable Finance

On 24 April 2020, the SNETP Secretariat sent a letter to Vice-presidents of the Commission Frans Timmermans and Valdis Dombrovskis, as well as to the EU Commissioner for Energy, Kadri Simson, calling for a just and timely assessment of nuclear energy in the EU Taxonomy of Sustainable Finance. The letter, signed by over a hundred European non-industrial organizations, recalls the need to achieve climate neutrality by 2050. To reach that goal, nuclear energy, along with renewables,…


MEACTOS April 2020 newsletter

The MEACTOS project, dedicated to improving the safety and reliability of Generation II and III nuclear power plants, has issued its first newsletter.

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SNETP FORUM 2020 rescheduled to 15-17 September 2020


Considering the sanitary situation related to the coronavirus in Italy and throughout Europe and as a result of precautionary measures, the SNETP governance has decided to postpone the SNETP FORUM 2020 initially planned for 22-24 April 2020 in Rome. The new dates are:¬†15-17 September 2020. The event will take place in Rome and the venue stays the same: ROMA EVENTI ‚Äď PIAZZA DI SPAGNA.
As the participation…


FORATOM welcomes climate neutrality goal

FORATOM supports the European Commission’s decision to preserve the goal of achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050 in its European Climate Law proposal.

FORATOM fully supports the EU‚Äôs climate neutrality goals. However, the EU‚Äôs economy will need to be radically transformed in order to achieve this.¬†That is why it is essential that any EU policy which is developed in order to support this goal provides support to all low-carbon technologies‚Ä̬†stated Yves¬†Desbazeille, FORATOM‚Äôs Director General.¬†The European Commission has…


New version of the SNETP Strategic Research & Innovation Agenda (SRIA) available for comments

The Task Force on the SNETP-SRIA update chaired by F. Roelofs (NRG) in close collaboration with NUGENIA, ESNII anf NC2I has been working for more than a year to consolidate a new version of the association strategic agenda. This shall replace the last one published back in 2013 taking into account the evolution of the platform towards a legal association and also the scientific and technical challenges facing each of its pillar and the nuclear fission field in general.  
For the seek…


Apply now for the SNETP Young Generation Award!

Awards scope

During the SNETP FORUM 2020 (15-17 September 2020 in Rome, Italy) awards will be attributed to selected Masters’ students, PhD candidates, post-docs or young professionals who are planning to pursue a career in the nuclear field.

Award description and purpose

  • The awards will help successful candidates who seek to enlarge their network of professional contacts and develop international collaboration through working on their subject with experts…

Foratom welcomes taxonomy agreement and urges level playing field for nuclear

“Europe‚Äôs nuclear energy industry has welcomed an agreement between the European council, parliament and commission on new criteria to determine whether an economic activity is environmentally sustainable and the fact that it does not blacklist nuclear energy.

‚ÄúTo ensure a level-playing field, Foratom believes that the same criteria should be applied equally to all power producing technologies,‚ÄĚ a statement said.

The European parliament confirmed on Tuesday that¬†negotiators had reached an agreement¬†on the legislation. The so-called ‚Äútaxonomy‚ÄĚ stipulates that a…


ANNETTE December 2019 newsletter

In this issue is presented an updated list of courses adding new information on pre-existing and new courses.

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DigiDecom – ELINDER 2020

The DigiDecom-ELINDER 2020 innovative training course on Nuclear Decommissioning is the first event of an annual series. The course will be hosted by IFE, a designated IAEA Collaborating Centre, in Halden, Norway on 23-27 March 2020. The training course will include informative lectures from international experts and will also have a high focus on interactive sessions using advanced digital technologies.

Learn how to take advantage of exciting key technologies like virtual & mixed reality, robotics, AI and serious…


COP25 – The European parliament has adopted a resolution

“The European parliament has¬†adopted a resolution¬†on the 2019 UN climate change conference (COP25) in Madrid that recognises the role nuclear energy can play in meeting climate objectives as a zero-greenhouse gas emissions source. It said that¬†nuclear energy can ensure a significant share of electricity production in Europe, but in view of waste it also requires a ‚Äúmedium and long-term strategy that takes into account technological advances‚ÄĚ to improve its sustainability.

The parliament also approved a resolution declaring¬†a climate and environmental…

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