AU/EU thematic session of 14/02/2022

Thematic Session “Nuclear Science for a Safer Society” - 09:00 – 10:30, Monday 14 February 2022

For over three decades, scientists from the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) have collaborated with African partners to produce scientific evidence that can support the Africa-EU joint policy priorities. In the run-up to the 6th AU-EU Summit, the Africa-Europe week is a fantastic opportunity to stress the importance of scientific collaboration in reaching the AU-EU common goals.

You are invited to a thematic session on Nuclear Science for a Safer Society in Africa on Monday 14 Feb from 9:00 am to 10:30 am.

The aim of this session will be to discuss the current and upcoming policy questions that require a multi-disciplinary, cross-sectorial approach and identify new and enhanced opportunities for cooperation and partnerships. The main conclusions will be reported in a high-level discussion later that morning.

Later on, at 11:00 am that same day, the Africa-Europe week side eventScience for the Africa-EU partnership” will showcase the JRC’s multidisciplinary and collaborative work on Africa. JRC will present the Africa Knowledge platform – a new visual and interactive gateway to JRC’s work on Africa – and discuss how to strengthen the role of Science, Technology, and Innovation in supporting the policy goals of the AU-EU partnership.


SIDE EVENT AT 11:00 CET: how to join 

If you want to participate in this side event later that morning, you should register in advance for the Africa-Europe Week here:

THEMATIC SESSION AT 9:30 CET: how to join

We would value your contribution in the morning’s discussion to feed in the plenary. For your participation to the Thematic Session, please find the WEBEX connection link as follows :

Join from the meeting link:

Or join by meeting number :

Meeting number (access code): 274 286 85988

Meeting password: itG9Jm3ZY@2 (48495639 from phones)

PROGRAMME for the Thematic Session “Nuclear Science for a Safer Society” on 14/02/22 

9:00 Welcome, presentation of the agenda and speakers (W. Janssens, EC, JRC, Head of Department Nuclear Security and Safeguards)

09:05 Overview of the engagement of EC/JRC Nuclear Programmes with AU (M. Betti, EC, JRC, Director Nuclear Safety and Security)

09:15 Current nuclear developments and opportunities for AU/EU collaboration (M. Baaliouamer, Executive Secretary AFCONE)

09:25 Importance of enhancing the use of nuclear technologies in the AU (K. Mrabit, President FNRBA)

09:35 Overview of the engagement of IAEA with AU (S. Abdulrazak, IAEA, TC, Director Africa Division)

09:45 Supporting the development of nuclear medicine applications in the AU (Prof M. Sathekge, Steve Biko Hospital)

09:55  EU CBRN CoE Masters programme for Africa (Stephane Huriet, Senior Expert EU CoE CBRN and advisor to the AAF region)

10:05  Panel Discussion + Q&A

10:30 END