ENEN2plus project

Building European Nuclear Competence through continuous Advanced and Structured Education and Training Actions

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Nuclear power and non-power technologies are technically very complex facilities that operate in the increasingly challenging regulatory framework and market conditions.

Development, construction, operation, decommissioning, waste management and oversight of these facilities require personnel with excellent education, skills and motivation: nuclear specialists, that are equipped to work in multidisciplinary, multicultural and competitive environments.

ENEN2plus stands for the largest and most integrative nuclear Education and Training (E&T) efforts up to date in nuclear E&T.

Attraction of excellent new talents followed by outstanding development through E&T, cross-cultural and cross-disciplinary activities are the overarching objectives.

Excellent workforce should remain the basic enabler of safe long-term operation of existing and development of advanced facilities. A detailed insight into the EU supply and demand of nuclear human resources for power and non-power applications will be developed. This will include industries, academia, technical safety organizations and regulators.

Higher number of nuclear talents will be achieved through dedicated career-related events and competitions for high school pupils and teachers, students (BSc, MSC, PhD), postdocs and lifelong learners.

A strong mobility program will support over 100 person-years of nuclear career-enhancing experience to about 1.000 learners with over 2,5 million EUR.

Cross-border and cross-disciplinary mobility within and beyond EU will be promoted in cooperation with JRC, OECD/NEA and partners from USA, Canada, China, Korea and Japan.

A single hub will be established to provide information on available educational, training and job opportunities.

Appropriate connections with the complementary project facilitating access to research infrastructures will be maintained.

A centralized platform with coherent information on vocational training programs, developed during the project, will be established.

ENEN as coordinator of ENEN2Plus

The European Nuclear Education Network (ENEN), since its establishment in 2003, has had “the main purpose of the preservation and the further development of expertise in the nuclear fields by higher education and training”, counteracting difficulties that, with alternate fates, have been experienced in the last two decades. In almost twenty years of its existence, ENEN has deployed efforts in support to E&T in nuclear sectors, with the continuing contributions to EU projects, organising the most important actors in the E&T and cooperating with technological platforms and industrial bodies. From the early results of the establishment of the European Master of Science in Nuclear Engineering (EMSNE) Certification and of the ENEN PhD Event and Prize, which catalyzed and coordinated efforts at the academic level, the activities of ENEN have progressed considerably towards better serving the end-users. This allowed including industrial bodies among its Members and/or involving them in important projects in support to E&T and Vocational Education and Training (VET).

WP1 – Human Resources analysis in the nuclear sector

The overall objective is to evaluate the workforce required by the nuclear sector in Europe and to identify any gaps in terms of nuclear Education & Training to match the needs.

WP2 – Informing and attracting new talents

The main objectives can be summarized as follows:

the development of one single point of entry for information on nuclear education, training, job opportunities, and access to facilities;
• the organization of career events where information on education, training and careers in nuclear is given and opportunities for networking between students, young professionals and employers are created;
• increasing the visibility of outstanding work related to nuclear research or applications;
outreach towards pupils and their teachers with dedicated competitions and summer schools;
• promoting transdisciplinary approaches to create awareness on the broad applications of ionising radiation in nuclear as well as non-nuclear industry and healthcare.

WP3 – Enhancing nuclear competencies: continuous E&T programs

The objectives of the WP3 are as follows:
• the analysis and benchmarking of existing E&T programs provided by other European projects and the development of E&T materials for new themes according to the needs,
• the organization of events for BSc/MSc/PhD students,
• the setup of networking cross-YG and cross-professional organizations as stimulating collaboration in the different nuclear fields,
• the revision of the existing EU strategy for E&T in nuclear.

WP4 – Development of Sustainable Vocational Training Program and Network

The objectives of the WP4 are to:
understand and analyse the existing Vocational Education and Training (VET) offer in the nuclear field,
identify critical jobs in the nuclear domain and specify vocational training that will contribute to resolving the criticality,
• contribute to resolving the current fragmentation of the relevant nuclear vocational training opportunities in the EU, guarantee a coherent and sustainable Euratom vocational training programme

WP5 – Mobility schemes for nuclear talents

The WP aims at enhancing EURATOM competencies through mobility opportunities, including access to world-class infrastructures and job perspectives.

In particular, the WP objectives are:
• Develop, implement and manage a comprehensive mobility scheme
Establish and implement links with project(s) supporting access to infrastructures
• Identify and follow-up opportunities for sustainable funding

WP6 – Internationalization and stakeholder involvement

The objective of WP6 is to engage international organizations with the scope to provide the necessary set of Educational and Training actions to nuclear domains that are missing the expertise at the level of EU.

WP7 – Communication and Dissemination

The objectives of WP7 are:

1) to disseminate the project results to targeted audiences and the general public,

2) to assure communication with relevant stakeholders and decision-makers,

3) to support outreach to potential beneficiaries.

WP8 – Project and data management

The project is a large integration action with more than 50 partners involved. It makes project management very challenging. A strong Management Support Team is therefore in place (established by ENEN and EVALION) to assure smooth implementation, progress monitoring and planning, event organization and decision-making.
The management will also rely on the activity of the nominated WP Leaders, who will play an important role in internal information flow, assurance of quality and timely delivery. The management rules will be based
on well-known and widely accepted DESCA model Consortium Agreement.
The objective of WP8 is to ensure efficient:

1) Project management

2) Data and knowledge management

Included is also the organization of project meetings and steering of the project management bodies (General Assembly as the highest decision-making body, Executive Board as the executive body, Management Support Team – MST as assistance in administrative issues, Advisory Committee – AC as one of contact points with the external scientific community, End-Users Committee – EUC as an interface with industries and
Mobility Committees – MCs for management of the Mobility activities under WP5).

Link to the HUB serving as E&T database (…coming soon…)

LIST OF PARTICIPANTS

No. Participant organisation name Short name  
1 EUROPEAN NUCLEAR EDUCATION NETWORK ENEN BE
2 EVALION SRO EVALION CZ
3 CONSORZIO INTERUNIVERSITARIO NAZIONALE PER LA RICERCA TECNOLOGICA NUCLEARE CIRTEN IT
3.1 POLITECNICO DI MILANO POLIMI IT
3.2 UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA LA SAPIENZA UniRoma IT
3.3 UNIVERSITA DI PISA UNIPI IT
4 BUDAPESTI MUSZAKI ES GAZDASAGTUDOMANYI EGYETEM BME HU
5 SCHOENFELDER.TRAINING ST DE
6 STUDIECENTRUM VOOR KERNENERGIE / CENTRE D’ETUDE DE L’ENERGIE NUCLEAIRE SCK CEN BE
7 INSTITUT JOZEF STEFAN JSI SI
8 UNIVERSITY OF STUTTGART USTUTT DE
9 EUROPEAN NUCLEAR SOCIETY ENS BE
10 FORUM ATOMIQUE EUROPEEN FORATOM BE
11 NARODOWE CENTRUM BADAN JADROWYCH NCBJ PL
12 UNIVERSITE DE LORRAINE UL FR
13 ZAPADOCESKA UNIVERZITA V PLZNI UWB CZ
14 CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB CHALMERS SE
15 CESKE VYSOKE UCENI TECHNICKE V PRAZE CVUT CZ
16 REGIA AUTONOMA TEHNOLOGII PENTRU ENERGIA NUCLEARA – RATEN RATEN RO
17 USTAV JADERNE FYZIKY AV CR NPI CZ
18 RISK ENGINEERING AD RISKENG BG
19 CENTRUM VYZKUMU REZ SRO CVR CZ
20 HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO UHEL FI
21 ELECTRICITE DE FRANCE EDF FR
22 UNIVERSITATEA POLITEHNICA DIN BUCURESTI UPB RO
23 UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID UPM ES
24 TECNATOM S.A. TECNATOM ES
25 INSTITUTUL NATIONAL DE CERCETARE-DEZVOLTARE PENTRU FIZICA SI INGINERIE NUCLEARA-HORIA HULUBEI IFIN-HH RO
26 KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE KIT DE
27 SLOVENSKA TECHNICKA UNIVERZITA V BRATISLAVE STUBA SK
28 AGENZIA NAZIONALE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, L’ENERGIA E LO SVILUPPO ECONOMICO SOSTENIBILE ENEA IT
29 CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES ENERGETICAS, MEDIOAMBIENTALES Y TECNOLOGICAS-CIEMAT CIEMAT ES
30 INSTITUT REG UNIVERSITAIRE POLYTECHNIQUE SAINT ETIENNE IRUP FR
31 INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TECNICO IST PT
32 COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES CEA FR
33 WESTINGHOUSE ELECTRIQUE FRANCE SAS WEF FR
34 GESELLSCHAFT FUR ANLAGEN UND REAKTORSICHERHEIT GRS DE
35 UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA UPC ES
36 EUROPEAN FEDERATION OF ORGANISATIONS FOR MEDICAL PHYSICS EFOMP NL
37 INSTITUT POLYTECHNIQUE DE GRENOBLE INP FR
38 EUROPEAN COMMISSION JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE JRC BE
39 GIFEN/I2EN GIFEN-I2EN FR
40 GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY GIT US
41 WESTINGHOUSE ELECTRIC COMPANY LLC WEUS US
42 FUSENET FuseNet NL
43 SHANGHAI JIAO TONG UNIVERSITY SJTU CN
44 NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION KYUSHU UNIVERSITY KU JP
45 UNIVERSITY NETWORK OF EXCELLENCE IN NUCLEAR ENGINEERING UNENE CAN
46 ORGANISATION FOR ECONOMIC CO-OPERATION AND DEVELOPMENT OECD-NEA FR
47 KEPCO INTERNATIONAL NUCLEAR GRADUATE SCHOOL KINGS KR
48 UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS UNIVLEEDS UK
49 UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL LANCASHIRE UCLAN UK
50 THE NOTTINGHAM TRENT UNIVERSITY TNTU UK
51 WESTINGHOUSE ELECTRIC COMPANY UK LIMITED WEUK UK

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