ETSON has signed several cooperation agreements



ETSON / JRC of the EC


ETSON partners closely work together with various international, European and regional partners and networks

International bodies

Several international expert bodies issue authoritative findings and recommendations on safety related topics. The advice provided by these bodies is an important input to the development of the IAEA safety standards and other international standards. It is frequently incorporated in national safety-related laws and regulations and ETSON observe and apply it.

A number of these bodies are listed below:

IAEA - The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is the world's central intergovernmental forum for scientific and technical co-operation in the nuclear field.

ICRP - The International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP) is an independent, international organisation which helps to prevent cancer and other diseases and effects associated with exposure to ionising radiation, and to protect the environment.

ICRU - The International Commission on Radiation Units and Measurements (ICRU) has established since its creation in 1925 international standards for radiation units and measurement.

OECD-NEA - The Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) is a specialised agency within the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), an intergovernmental organisation of industrialised countries.

  • CSNI Committee on the Safety of Nuclear Installations
  • CNRA Committee on Nuclear Regulatory Activities
  • MDEP Technical Secretariat functions for the Multinational Design Evaluation Programme

TSO Forum - The objective of the TSO Forum (TSOF) is to encourage open dialogue and sharing of scientific and technical information among TSOs worldwide.

UNSCEAR - The UN Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR) was established by the General Assembly of the United Nations in 1955. Its mandate in the United Nations system is to assess and report levels and effects of exposure to ionizing radiation.

WHO - The World Health Organization (WHO) is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system.


European networks and stakeholders

ENEF - European Nuclear Energy Forum (ENEF) is a platform to promote broad discussion among relevant stakeholders on opportunities and risks of nuclear energy.

MELODI - MELODI is an European Platform founded in 2010 and dedicated to low dose radiation risk research.

ENSREG - European Nuclear Safety Regulators Group (formerly known as: European High-Level Group on Nuclear Safety and Waste Management)

IGD-TP - The mission of the IGD-TP is to build confidence in the safety of geological disposal and encourage the establishment of waste management programmes.

NUGENIA - NUGENIA is an association which acts as the body in charge of coordinating at EU level the implementation of the R&D within its technical scope: GEN II&III R&D as described in the Strategic Research Agenda (SRA) of SNETP, and related cross-cutting topics

SNETP - The Sustainable Nuclear Energy Technology Platform (SNETP) promotes research, development and demonstration of the nuclear fission technologies necessary to achieve the goals of the Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET-Plan), European strategic plan to accelerate the development and deployment of cost-effective low carbon technologies.

WENRA - WENRA is a network of Chief Regulators of EU countries with nuclear power plants and Switzerland as well as of other interested European countries which have been granted observer status.


Other regional Networks

ANNuR - Arab Network of Nuclear Regulators –   

ANSN - Asian Nuclear Safety Network – ANSN -

FNRBA - Forum of Nuclear Regulatory Bodies in Africa –

FORO - Ibero-American Forum of Regulators –