FP7 ENEN III Symposium 2013 took place in Frankfurt (Offenbach), Germany, 24 April 2013
Released on Friday 26 April 2013
Taking the opportunity of the FP7 ENEN III 7th (Final) Project meeting, the FP7 ENEN III Symposium 2013 took place in Frankfurt (Offenbach), Germany, 24 April 2013.
The nuclear industry is facing diverse challenges in order to ensure the availability of a competent workforce. While only limited experienced resources for Education and Training (E&T) are available, and educational institutions can only provide support on a long-term basis, the personnel’s qualification needs to adapt to and respect emerging and developing competence requirements.
Several initiatives were launched to tackle these challenges. Various innovative solutions for E&T for diverse applications in the nuclear field (e.g. radiation protection, design / construction / operation of nuclear facilities, radioactive waste) have been developed and partially implemented in several projects, supported by EURATOM / European Commission during Framework Programmes (FP) 5, 6 and 7. In addition, the Commission already has proposed several different mechanisms, procedures and tools (e.g. EQF, Europass, ECVET) to support lifelong professional development and mobility in the EU.
The Symposium is organized as conclusion of the FP 7 project ENEN III (2009 – 2013). It offers a platform to discuss:
- current status and future challenges for education and training (at a higher education level) in relation to lifelong professional development and mobility
- experience feedback and lessons learned from other industrial areas
- how to enhance a widespread application of the approaches launched in the EU
- how to put into practice the results obtained by the different FP projects on a long-term and sustainable basis
The main objectives of the Symposium are:
- to better support a lifelong professional development and mobility of the workforce in the EU,
- to highlight important issues for future professional development and mobility in the nuclear field,
- to present the results of the EC funded projects to important stakeholders in the nuclear industry and E&T institutions,
- to collect proposals for a better and sustainable implementation of the results of FP projects related to nuclear E&T,
- to identify further issues for additional research and development activities.
> 2nd Annoucement of the ENEN III Symposium 2013
> ENEN III Symposium 2013 page, including all presentations given (ENEN III partner, ENEN Member and Symposium participants only)
> FP7 ENEN III project
> FP7 Euratom Fission Training Schemes (EFTS)
> European Credit System for Vocational Education and Training (ECVET)