ENEN Working Groups

The General Assembly of ENEN sets up the Working groups for the implementation of its actions.

Every year, on the proposal of the Board, the General Assembly approves a list of actions to be performed during the coming year, as well as the list of persons in charge.

These actions are pre-selected by the Board at the suggestion of the ENEN Members, the Partners of the Memoranda of Understanding and the Executive Director. Each action pertains to a Working Group.

A Working Group dedicated to the action is set up and its Leader is nominated by the same General Assembly.

Each Working Group belongs to one of the 5 possible Working Areas but others may be constituted:

  • Teaching Academic Affairs Area (TAAA)
  • Advanced Courses and Research Area (ACRA)
  • Training and Industrial Project Area (TIPA)
  • Quality Assurance Area (QAA)
  • Knowledge Management Area (KMA)

Each Working Area consists of all Leaders of the Working Groups belonging to that Area.

For each Working Area, a Coordinator is selected by the Leaders of the Working Groups belonging to it. The Coordinator reports to the Board and the General Assembly.

The Board, together with the Executive Director, monitors the activities of the Working Groups.

A new Working Group may be established provisionally, with approval by the Board, till the next General Assembly in case there are strong needs to establish it. It is established formally by the General Assembly.

The Coordinator of working Areas, the Leaders and the members of the Working Groups are appointed as individuals belonging to the ENEN Members, the Partners of the Memoranda of Understanding and the Management.

ENEN WORKING AREAS

ENEN Management Area (EMA)

The objective of the Area is to manage the cross-cutting issues over the ENEN Association.

Teaching and Academic Affairs Area (TAAA)

The objective of the Area is to disseminate the relevant knowledge of nuclear education.

The scope of the Area is:

  • To evaluate applications for the European Master of Science in Nuclear Engineering certification;
  • To promote student and faculty exchange by encouraging and supporting the organisation of international exchange courses by ENEN members;
  • To support the organisation of high-quality nuclear related education by ENEN members;
  • To evaluate ENEN exchange courses and award the International ENEN Course label, in collaboration with the ENEN Quality Assurance Committee.

Advanced Courses and Research Area (ACRA)

The objective of the Area is to enhance the organization of Advanced Courses and research activities in the nuclear field.

The scope of the Area is:

  • To provide advanced and/or specialized courses to postgraduate students, PhD students and research members in the frame of ENEN Association, or in collaboration with other associations around the world.
  • To promote the establishment of research in nuclear-related topics throughout Europe.
  • To keep connections between universities and research laboratories to the organization and/or participation in advanced research program by ENEN members.
  • To evaluate ENEN advanced courses, in collaboration with the ENEN Quality Assurance Committee.

Training and Industrial Projects Area (TIPA)

The objective of the Area is to facilitate and support collaboration between Associate and Effective members of ENEN Association.

The scope of the Area is:

  • Identify the industrial needs for continuous professional development;
  • Organize training sessions and courses on subjects of common interest for the associate members;
  • Create and maintain a catalogue of training and industrial continued professional development courses organized by the members of ENEN Association;
  • Facilitate the mobility of students and professors from different institutions and raise funds for this purpose;
  • Facilitate integration of European and National industrial research projects.

Quality Assurance Area (QAA)

The objective of the Area is to promote the established quality policy of the ENEN Association and to maintain its quality objectives. Quality is regarded as a multidimensional concept which embraces all functions and activities of ENEN.

The scope of the Area is:

  • To serve as a working group for the ENEN management on various quality issues related to policy making, setting objectives, identification and development of systems, processes, efficiency and continual improvement.
  • To further ENEN documentation on its activities including quality manuals, quality plans, specifications, guidelines, instructions, website and records
  • To evaluate applications of new effective memberships of ENEN and to provide support of quality reviews of ENEN members;
  • To support the organisation of high-quality nuclear related education by ENEN members in collaboration with the ENEN Teaching and Academic Affairs Committee;
  • To evaluate ENEN exchange courses and award the International ENEN Course label, in collaboration with the ENEN Teaching and Academic Affairs Committee;
  • To support other quality assessment tasks and products as assigned by the ENEN board.

Knowledge Management Area (KMA)

The objective of the Area is to identify and monitor deficiencies in scientific knowledge relevant to nuclear technology and safety.

The scope of the Area is:

  • To prepare, maintain and implement an action plan by academia in order to preserve valuable scientific knowledge;
  • To ensure efficient use of ICT for the dissemination of knowledge, for supporting teaching and learning, and for accessing and maintaining databases;
  • To provide access to simulators and specialized software;
  • To publish books, and produce CDs and DVDs of interest to ENEN members.