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NUGENIA (Nuclear Generation II & III Association) is an organization that unites (in particular) European stakeholders in the field of nuclear energy: research and technical security organizations, and nuclear power plant regulators and industry. NUGENIA was officially established in 2011. The main purpose of the organization is to direct and coordinate research in the field of nuclear energy.

As every year from 2014 onwards, NUGENIA was also organized this year. The forum, which is an opportunity to negotiate cooperation in research and to propose joint European projects, is usually attended by representatives of member organizations. At the NUGENIA forum there were more than 250 registered participants this time, which testifies to the importance of this event.

On the first day of the Forum, the themes in the field of nuclear energy dealing with a wider circle of stakeholders were discussed at plenary sessions:

  • the role of nuclear energy in the energy mix and climate change,
  • improving safety in nuclear power plants,
  • earthquake control in nuclear power plants,
  • digital transition in nuclear power plants,
  • the competitiveness of nuclear energy and the role of innovation,
  • modernization of nuclear power plants and instrumentation and control,
  • research for the decommissioning of nuclear power plants.

 During the second day, the forum was divided into the following six separate technical sections:

  • Improved safety
  • Digital transition
  • Dismantling
  • Hazards & environment
  • Component manufacturing
  • Innovation & competitiveness of nuclear

During the third day of the Forum, the chairmen of individual technical sections at the plenary session gave a substantive review and synthesis of the presentation of the previous day. In addition, some general presentations on topics concerning a wider circle of stakeholders were again:

  • the contribution of the International Atomic Energy Agency for Innovation in Advanced Water-Cooled Reactors,
  • nuclear competitiveness,
  • European nuclear policy,
  • Euratom research programs.

In the afternoon of the third day, members of the technical field TA2 "Severe accidents" held separate meeting where they reviewed the state of the area and discussed the continuation of the research.

The Forum NUGENIA, held from 13 to 15 March 2019 in Paris, France, was attended by the head of the technical subsection NUGENIA TA2.3 "Containment" dr. Ivo Kljenak from the Reactor Engineering Division IJS.

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