Welcome by the President and News – Thrilling ETSON

It is a pleasure for me to welcome you on the homepage of the European Technical Safety Organisations Network (ETSON), which was founded in 2006 by GRS, IRSN and Bel V.

Now, ETSON has expanded to currently 16 members of Technical Safety and Support Organisations (TSOs), from the European Union, Russia, Ukraine and Japan, supporting their national Regulatory Body. Since our environment has changed during the last years, it was time to reflect our achievements and to update our strategy.

Our aim is to be THE sustainable and leading European expert association in the field of nuclear safety and security assessment and research. ETSON is working with the respective national Regulatory Bodies, the European Commission and IAEA and cooperates with other international organisations and associations. It contributes to enhancing and harmonizing safety assessment practices and regulations in Europe through technical expertise, safety assessment and research.

Under the slogan “Thrilling ETSON”, we intend to carry on our activities with an emphasis on the following priorities:

  • Getting acceptance from all our national Regulatory bodies for the ETSON activities
  • Enhancing our cooperation with WENRA/ENSREG and promoting common Working/Expert Groups
  • Promoting our work inside EC, also by establishing common activities/projects with JRC
  • Strengthening our technical activities by
    • Promoting and issuing technical documents  
    • Performing Seminars/Workshops on current topics inside ETSON and in cooperation with IAEA/EC
  • Enhancing the promotion and communication inside and outside ETSON and implementation of its technical results

Developing the next generation’s expertise being internationally via the ETSON Junior Staff Program JSP for our young experts and researchers.

With this brief welcome I hope that I could catch your interest in our activities and we look forward to welcoming you as a follower of our ETSON NEWSLETTER or even supporter of our mission!

Uwe Stoll



Last Call ETSON Award

Strengthening the activities of the ETSON network is at the heart of our European strategy for enhancing safety and radiological protection. In the framework of the next EUROSAFE forum, which will take place in France, an “ETSON award” is organized with substantial prizes to highlight young talent. It is essential that the TSOs present quality candidates for this award. It is also an excellent opportunity for our researchers to contact their colleagues in other TSOs (or research centers) to associate with them in an application, and in so doing to get a better chance to win the Award.

The deadline for sending applications is 15 July 2020, the deadline for submitting papers (4 to 6 pages) presenting the content of the presentation to the EUROSAFE forum is 31 August 2020.