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Last but not least, within WP10, ENETRAP II foresees in the attraction of young people to the application fields of ionising radiation and radiation protection. Those people who developed concepts in radiation protection and held leadership positions at universities and research institutions to further develop radiation research and educate and train the next generation in Europe are retired or starting to retire. We are facing the same situation for numerous radiation protection experts and officers who devoted their knowledge and experience to build up a high level of radiation safety and security in all radiation applications in industry, medicine and research in Europe. In order to maintain this high level and to further develop a European safety culture, it is necessary to attract more young people by awaking their interest in radiation applications and radiation protection already during their schooldays and later on during their out-of-school education (university or vocational education and training). More young people must be inspired to take an interest in radiation research and prepared to take leadership positions at universities and radiation applications in industry, medicine and research in Europe. Radiation protection experts, in particular, work more and more on a European level. Therefore, tomorrow’s leaders must have an international perspective and must know their colleagues in other countries. That’s why it is important bringing together all the national initiatives at a European level. A collaboration with several national (and the European) nuclear young-generation networks will be established.

Work package number

10

Start date or starting event:

1

Work package title

Collaboration for building new innovative generations of specialists in radiation protection

Activity Type

COORD

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Person-months per beneficiary:

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2.5

 

 

Objectives

To promote at a European level:

  • Enthusing YG with radiation research and applications;
  • Positive measures to recruit and educate young people as experts, technicians and skilled staff in the radiation protection field: from school to university and in industry, medicine and research itself;
  • Building the RP Action Plan  as the ENETRAP’s II instrument to enthuse the YG with RP;
  • Developing the collaboration with main RP stakeholders for building new innovative generations of RP specialists;
  • Possible synergies with other EU projects and networks on HR.
 

Description of work

  • Surveying national and international initiatives which attract young people to develop an interest in radiation protection.
  • Designing the Radiation Protection Action Plan, which has two main components:
    • a) Developing the collaboration with all RP stakeholders for building innovative generations for RP sector - It will encourage stakeholders to be actively involved in the RP Action Plan;
    • b) The RP professional development programme (RP-PDP) - It will raise the lecturers’ skills and knowledge base to achieve the RP content upgrading of the RP teaching in EU high schools and Universities by capitalization of suitable ERPTS modules. On the other hand, it will allow an overall improvement in the learning experience for students. RP-PDP will enthuse and activate teachers with the relevance of RP to the education of 21st century.
    • Developing mechanisms for The RP Action Plan implementation.
    • To develop collaboration with other EU projects and networks on HR.