Joining ETSON has many advantages for interested TSOs
Referring to the Network's objectives, there are clear advantages that ETSON membership will bring:
- Members have access to a whole range of information they otherwise would find more difficult to obtain.
- The ETSON partners share methods, research results, data and tools not directly available to third parties.
- ETSON members work together to develop accepted common approaches as well as common technical and scientific positions. One result of such joint activity has been the Safety Assessment Guide, a document that is continually amended and updated and which the current ETSON partners have committed themselves to applying in their safety-related assessments of nuclear installations.
- ETSON members have the chance to actively contribute to the SNE-TP, which means that they can influence research strategies and point them in the direction where they should be heading from a point of view that is driven not by profit but by the highest possible level of safety.
- Being part of a growing network of nuclear safety specialists will increase each individual partner's weight in dealing with both domestic and foreign organisations, institutions and authorities. The Network as a whole will in turn benefit from having many competent TSOs as its members.
- ETSON members receive the opportunity to pool their training initiatives for their own staff with those of the other ETSON members. This means that ETSON members can actively contribute to the development of training courses of common interest, propose lecturers and topics for group work, and send staff to be trained in the European Nuclear Safety Training and Tutoring Institute (ENSTTI) which is operated by presently four ETSON partners.
- ETSON members also receive the possibility to join a Junior Staff Programme (JSP). This allows their young engineers to be part of a dynamic network.
- All partners benefit from the competitive advantage the Network offers in connection with projects tendered by the EU and by national authorities.