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1 WG1 PROCESS FOR MONITORING AND FACILITATING IRRS MISSIONS IN EUROPEAN COUNTRIES IRRS coordination in EU countries

2 Content The Memorandum of Understanding The IRRS indicative programme (art 1 of the MoU) The ENSREG IRRS Coordination Group (art 2 of the MoU) The national contact points (art 5 of the MoU) The European pool of experts (art 5 of the MoU) Support for the IAEA (Art. 4 of the MoU) Feedback from the IRRS process (art 9 of the MoU)

3 The Directive Article 9.3 of the Council Directive 2009/71/Euratom : “Member States shall at least every 10 years arrange for self-assessments of their national framework and competent regulatory authorities and invite an international peer review of relevant segments of their national framework and/or authorities with the aim of continuously improving nuclear safety”

4 The Memorandum of Understanding Signed on 26 June 2011 between the IAEA (D. Flory, IAEA DDG, Head of department of nuclear safety and security) and ENSREG (A. Stritar, Chairperson) Valid for three years, implicitly reconducted

5 The MoU Article 1: Overall roles and responsibilities  ENSREG recognizes that IRRS are appropriate for implementing Art. 9.3 of the 2009/71 Directive  IAEA to establish, manage and Implement the IRRS programme; ENSREG to develop polices for and review the 10 year programme Art. 2 : Administration of the IRRS programme:  ENSREG to develop policies for Self-assessments; review missions and follow-up missions  Responsibilities remains within EU members state  ENSREG to monitor and facilitate the EU IRRS programme

6 The MoU (2) Art. 3: IAEA resources to implement the EU IRRS programme  Additional resources needed to implement the programme  Adequate funding  ENSREG to monitor and review annually the needed resources Art. 4 : Scope of self-assessments and peer reviews  According to the IAEA IRRS guidelines  IRRS modules 1-4, 5-9 as appropriate, 10, thematic areas and policy issues  Determination of the final scope is a decision of the EU Member State

7 The MoU (3) Art. 5: Team composition of EU IRRS missions  TL or DTL and the majority of experts from an EU MS  MS to assign contact point and nominate suitable experts. Responsibility for designating the team members rests within the IAEA Art. 6: Funding of missions:  Matter for EU Member states Art. 7: Reporting of peer reviews results :  Final report publically available and send with the action plan to ENSREG, EU MS and to the EC

8 The MoU (4) Art 8: Analysis and Feedback of the EU IRRS missions results  Joint IAEA/ENSREG workshop every 2 years Art 9 : Feedback to the IAEA on the conduct of the mission  To assist the development of IRRS guidelines and improve the implementation of future EU IRRS missions thor

9 EU IRRS indicative programme Developed end 2011, still valid IRRS missions in EU have been performed according to this programme 13 IRRS missions in :  Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Rep., Finland, Greece, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, (Switzerland), UK Most of the IRRS missions in Eu countries with NPPs are planned before

10 EU IRRS indicative programme SA= Self Assessment FS= Full scope FU= Follow-up RS= Reduced scope MSs with operating NPPs Belgium SA, FS FU* Bulgaria SAFS FU* Czech Republic SAFS FU* Finland FS FU* France SAFS FU* Germany SA RS Hungary SAFS FU* Netherlands SAFS FU* Romania FU* SAFS FU* Slovak Republic RS FU* Slovenia FU* Spain Sweden FS FU* United Kingdom FU* SAFS FU’ *With the assumption that the FU mission will take place 2 years after the mission

11 EU IRRS indicative programme SA= Self Assessment FS= Full scope FU= Follow-up RS= Reduced scope MSs with other nuclear installations Austria SARS//RS FU* Denmark SARS//RS//RS Estonia SA, FS FU* Greece RS Italy SAFS FU* Latvia SARS FU* Lithuania SAFS FU* Poland SARS FU* Portugal MSs with no nuclear installations Cyprus SARS FU* Ireland SAFS FU* Luxembourg SARS//RS FU* Malta

12 The WG1 - ENSREG IRRS Coordination Group Sub group of WG1, set up in May 2011 – Art 2 of the MoU Composed of WG1 Chairperson, EU commission representative, WG1 (WG-C) member(s) 1 meeting with the IAEA end 2011, no meeting in 2012 (A staff member of the IAEA attends the WG1 meetings as appropriate) Duties :  Maintain an updated indicative programme for IAEA IRRS missions, including self assessments and follow up missions, in EU Member States.  Maintain an updated list of Member States’ contact points to support the EU IRRS programme.  Maintain an updated list of the pool of experts for the EU IRRS programme.  Arrange together with the IAEA the meetings referred to in Article 2 (3) of the MoU  Arrange together with the IAEA the workshops referred to in Article 8 of the MoU.  Arrange the collection of experiences and learning points on the conduct of IRRS missions  Keep close contacts with the IAEA in the implementation of the EU IRRS programme thor

13 The national contact points Serve as contact point for the IAEA for nominating experts to IRRS missions (request for experts, proposing experts) Maintain of the updated list of national experts to the pool of experts, including the CVs of the experts As regards the Indicative Programme for IRRS Missions to EU Member States, keep the time schedules updated for their countries Provide the Coordination Group with feedback from the conduct of the IRRS missions to their countries Serve as a contact point in the implementation of the Memorandum of Understanding between the ENSREG and IAEA on international peer review missions to EU Member States (e.g. tasks related to Articles 7, 8 and 9 of the Memorandum) Serve as a contact point for the IAEA for other IRRS related activities, such as need for consultancies, information on seminars etc.

14 The European Expert Pool To complete the EU IRRS programme, MS state shall nominate :  5 to 8 experts for countries with a major nuclear programme (FR, D, UK)  3 to 5 experts for countries with NPPs  Experts as appropriate for countries without NPP for performing a mission annually

15 The European Expert Pool Currently ~180 Eu experts are available for performing IRRS missions: adequately staffed or 15 In average : ~10 from MS with NPPs, ~3 from MS with other/no nuclear installations

16 Experts needed for YearType of missionNumber of missionsNumber of experts needed (maximum) 2014FS3 (FR, NL, IT)55 (2x20+15) RS- FU3 (SK, RO, SW)30 (3x10) Total FS3 (HU, EST, IRL)50 (1x20+2x15) RS FU4 (BE, CZ, FI, PL)40 (4x10) Total FS1 (LT)15 RS2 (LV, CY)20 (2x10) FU3 (BG, FR, IT)30 (3x10) Total Estimation based on previous IRRS missions needs

17 Feedback from IRSS missions Member States (having received an IRRS mission) are expected to provide the ENSREG IRRS Coordination Group with a summary covering the following issues: general aspects on the conduct of the mission experts of the mission team (expertise, familiarity with the IRRS Guide-lines and IAEA Safety Requirements, familiarity with the advance material etc.) deficiencies in the IRRS Guidelines relevance of the mission findings (recommendations, suggestions) for the Member States' needs other issues

18 IAEA additional resources for implementing EU IRRS missions Support to the IAEA through EC Contract :  Additional staff for the IAEA  « Targetted Consultancies » were organized by the IAEA ( )  Basic IRRS Training Course organized by the IAEA (October 2013) for training of new EU experts

19 Conclusion The MoU is an effective tool for facilitating and monitoring the IRRS missions in EU countries The process is effective and efficient The EU pool of experts is adequately staffed Through feedback and support to the IAEA, opportunities for improvements to the IRRS process exist


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