The European Nuclear Safety Regulators Group (ENSREG) is an independent, expert advisory group
created in 2007 following a decision of the European Commission.
composed of senior officials from the national nuclear safety, radioactive waste safety or radiation
protection regulatory authorities and senior civil servants with competence in these
from all 28 Member States in the European Union and representatives of the European
Commission. ENSREG’s role
is to help to establish the
conditions for continuous improvement and to reach a common understanding in the areas of nuclear safety and
radioactive waste management.
This website gives an overview of how the need for the safe
operation of nuclear installations is being addressed at the international, European and national level.
It introduces the important global agreements – the international conventions
– that deal
with nuclear safety and its regulation. It describes how these global agreements are implemented in the EU
Member States and the role the EU and ENSREG play in this along with other international organisations. The
, which forms the basis of many EU
activities relating to nuclear power, is introduced and the requirements for informing and consulting the public
are explained. For
EU citizens with an interest in nuclear safety issues in their own countries, links are provided to the national regulatory authorities
in each of the Member
Nuclear regulation in Europe
on a country to view its profile
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