2nd EU - IAEA Project Review Meeting
The IAEA is conducting several projects with funding from the European Commission (EC) under the Instrument for Nuclear Safety Cooperation (INSC). To review the progress of ongoing collaboration between the IAEA and the EC, both organizations have agreed to organize review meetings on a biannual basis, the second of which was held at IAEA Headquarters in Vienna from 13 to 14 March 2014.
On 21 June 2013, the IAEA and the EC signed a new contribution agreement under the 2012 Annual Action Programme of the INSC. Under the agreement, the EC will make a generous contribution of EUR 9,260,000 to the IAEA, which will be used by the IAEA’s technical cooperation (TC) programme and by the Department of Nuclear Safety and Security (NS) to support nuclear safety projects.
Zwentendorf Plant Walk Down Workshop
The fifth IAEA Zwentendorf Plant Walk Down Workshop will be held from 7 to 11 July 2014.
The workshop aims to: familiarize participants with plant walk down methods and inspection practices; provide on-site exercises on preparation and conduct of walk downs; and familiarize participants with the requirements and guidance of IAEA standards. Prepared by instructors from USNRC, the programme contains lectures on different plant systems and actual walk down practices inside the plant.
In order to improve the service provided, the GSAN team reviews the site’s usage statistics and analyses the data collected to identify any areas that require special attention. Since its establishment on a new software platform in 2012, GSAN has recorded thousands of visits from all across the globe, helping it to achieve its goal of being a global network.
Experts Review Meeting on the IAEA Generic Reactor Safety Review Service of the VVER-TOI
The Safety Assessment Section (SAS) offers the Generic Reactor Safety Review (GRSR) as one of its review services, which provides for the review of safety cases (completely or partially developed) of new designs that are not yet at the licensing stage. Since January 2014, the VVER-TOI has been under such review, with its completion marked by the Experts Review Meeting on the GRSR Service for the VVER-TOI Design, held at IAEA Headquarters from 29 April to 30 April 2014.