This projects started in 2014 and has several Work Packages within its activity. According to the one of them the participants held an informal meeting to discuss long- and short-term strategy for development of the project and collaboration. It was a third meeting of the projects organized in Russia within ENEN-RU II (http://rosatomtech.com/?p=1300, http://rosatomtech.com/?p=1678).
Representatives from Czech Republic, Romania, Slovakia, Germany, Spain and Italy from organizations-members of ENEN Association participated in the meeting.
In the nuclear education field both ENEN and Russian sides (represented by MEPhi and ROSATOM-CICE&T) agreed on development of a joint EU-RU MSc certificate in nuclear engineering using ENEN experience in establishment of EMSNE (European Master of Science in Nuclear Engineering, http://www.enen-assoc.org/en/emsne/information.html). Concerning PhD exchange activities, the next step planned is to send four ENEN students for a two-month stay in NRNU MEPhI in 2016 including participation in the First summer school on “Engineering and computer modeling” (July 2016, https://mephi.ru/eng/content/news/1820/72776/). A possibility for joint nuclear engineering online courses was also discussed.
In the nuclear training area four courses were proposed to be implemented in 2016:
- “The safety issues of WWER-type reactors with nuclear fuel based on reprocessed uranium” – a two-week course for young specialists and students from countries with WWER technology developed by ROSATON-CICE&T. To be held in June 2016 at the Saint Petersburg branch of ROSATOM-CICE&T.
- Two courses “NPP operation activities using a full-scope simulator” and “First-line supervisor skills development” organized by TECHNATOM. To be held in September 2016 for a group of Russian specialists.
- A joint ENEN / ROSATOM-CICE&T training course on nuclear safety culture for Russian audience. To be held in the premises of ROSATOM-CICE&T, the date is to be discussed.
The next ENEN-RU II project meeting is planned to be organized in June 2016 in Saint Petersburg branch of ROSATON-CICE&T.