The IAEA cooperates with other programmes, international organizations and forums of regulators to assist Member States embarking in nuclear power in establishing their safety and security infrastructure for nuclear power. The following are some examples of on-going cooperation.
Regulatory Cooperation Forum
The activities of the Regulatory Cooperation Forum include supporting embarking countries to develop effectively independent and robust nuclear safety regulators. The forum brings together provider countries (IAEA Member States with advanced nuclear power programmes), observers (interested international organizations) and recipient countries (IAEA Member States committed to developing a nuclear power programme) to exchange experience in developing a nuclear power programme. You can visit
RCF page at REGNET for further information about its activities and programme of work.
EC-IAEA Cooperation in Nuclear Safety
The European Commission and the IAEA cooperate through Cooperation, Delegation Agreements and Joint Projects intended to co-finance a wide array of projects in various fields of activity and, in particular, including projects aimed to support some areas connected to the developing safety infrastructure for nuclear power in embarking countries.
Project 2013/313-757 on Identifying Safety and Regulatory Implications from the Fukushima Daiichi Accident on IAEA Safety Standards and Safety Services includes activities specifically targeting embarking countries. Also former
project 2010/244-291 was aimed at strengthening regulatory capabilities for countries embarking on nuclear power.
The European Commission and the IAEA have in place a multi-donor Delegation Agreement in support of the IAEA IRRS Programme. The agreement, which was started in December 2016, has a four-year lifetime. Details of the programme of work of the agreement can be consulted in this page of REGNET site. The programme of work includes activities aimed to enhance interconnectivity between IRRS modular structure and the self-assessment of safety infrastructure for nuclear power in embarking countries following the approach of
Safety Guide SSG-16.
Integrated Nuclear Security Support Plan (INSSP)
Together with the IAEA, the State consolidates its prioritized nuclear security needs into an INSSP. Each INSSP is tailored to the State's specific needs, using guidance provided in
Nuclear Security Series publications as its basis. When available and relevant, findings and recommendations from
IAEA peer review and advisory service missions with nuclear security components, including the
International Nuclear Security Advisory Service and the
International Physical Protection Advisory Service also are incorporated.
IAEA's Technical Cooperation Programme
The IAEA assists Member States in the development and review of Member States' nuclear safety infrastructure through national, regional, and interregional projects of the
IAEA’s Technical Cooperation Programme.
Through engagement in regional safety networks, embarking countries may further profit from assistance offered by neighbouing countries.