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Connect, Communicate and Collaborate: a worldwide gateway to help Member States build a smarter, safer planet.

The IAEA Global Nuclear Safety and Security Network (GNSSN) is a human network operating at global, regional and national levels, supported by a strong web platform. GNSSN is a key support element of the Global Nuclear Safety and Security Framework (GNSSF) defined here as “the institutional, legal and technical framework for ensuring the safety of nuclear installations throughout the world. The objective of this [framework] is to lead to a world where all nuclear installations are operating safely” (Strengthening the Global Nuclear Safety Regime, INSAG Series No. 21).

GNSSN Plenary - 2016

DG Amano opening the GNSSN Plenary Meeting (Sep 2014)

“Countries …must be able to transfer education and training capacity together with the technology they provide.”
As a worldwide gateway, GNSSN assists countries in building capacity in safety and security way via international, regional and national networks and portals.
- IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano


 Upcoming Events

Regional Workshop on Radiation Safety and Emergency Preparedness

Focusing on supporting the embarking countries of nuclear power programme, this workshop is intended to provide practical guidance on the above mentioned topics, necessary to Member States for improving their knowledge in order to achieve the radiation safety of nuclear facilities and to prepare for protecting the public and the environment in any potential nuclear or radiological emergency.

Towards global safety harmonization, the workshop will also be a benchmarking opportunity, providing a forum for the participants to discuss their national practices and to exchange their experience related to the subjects covered, as well as to identify good practices and areas that need improvement with regard to regulatory competence.

31 Oct 2016 - 08 Nov 2016
3rd International Conference on Nuclear Knowledge Management

​The purpose of the conference is to provide an opportunity to share experiences and lessons learned in the nuclear sector related to managing nuclear knowledge and to share practical approaches to KM that can be used at the organizational, national, and international levels to develop and maintain a strong nuclear knowledge base. Various issues related to specific human competencies, methodological or process knowledge and technology-related knowledge that are needed to support the safe and sustainable application of nuclear technology will be addressed.

07 Nov 2016 - 11 Oct 2016
Training Course - Nuclear Safety (Emergency Preparedness and Response)

This training is a five-day training module addressing the emergency preparedness and response in case of a nuclear or radiological accident situation. It discusses the radiation hazards associated to this situation and the way to get prepared for providing the appropriate response to it. The course addresses the international and European requirements regarding the emergency preparedness and response to such a situation.

It then presents the effects of ionizing radiation, the exposure pathways, the strategy for managing the protection of the population both during the emergency and post-accidental phases, the corresponding needs for planning, tools, equipment, training...Emergency situations in a Nuclear Power Plant, during a nuclear fuel transportation or with a damaged source will be used to illustrate those topics.

21 Nov 2016 - 25 Nov 2016
​Training Course - Nuclear Safety - Regulation of Radiation Safety in Mining and Minerals Processing

​​A five day training module addressing regulatory control of the radiation safety hazards associated with mining and processing of minerals containing elevated levels of naturally occurring radionuclides. It discusses the radiation hazards associated with mining and processing of uranium and other minerals containing elevated levels of naturally occurring radionuclides. The course presents the safety principles applied to natural radioactivity and discusses the associated regulatory processes including the establishment of safety standards, regulatory review of safety assessments, establishment of conditions of authorisation and the implementation of regulatory compliance assurance programmes including inspection. Operational radiation protection of workers in surface installations and underground will be covered and protection of the public and environmental surveillance will be covered.

The course will address management of radioactive waste arising from mining and minerals processing operations and will deal with
the legacy issue associated with existing or abandoned facilities.

28 Nov 2016 - 02 Dec 2016
9th GNSSN Steering Committee Meeting

​Annual Meeting

19 Dec 2016 - 20 Dec 2016



28th Sep 2016, Vienna:
The Signature Ceremony of the European and Central Asian Safety Network (EuCAS Network), in the presence of Mr Lentijo, DDG-NS and Mr Caruso, DIR/NSOC, gathered about 45 participants. The heads or senior representatives of 19 regulatory bodies and technical safety organizations (TSOs) in the region signed the terms of reference of the network, thereby officially establishing the new EuCAS Network. The following countries were represented : Armenia, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, France, Georgia, Greece, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Moldova, Norway, the Russian Federation, Slovakia, Serbia, Tajikistan. It was announced that Romania and Germany will also sign the document in the next days. In total, the EuCAS Network will count 21 organizations from 19 Member States.
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