6th EUTERP Workshop

Legislative change in Europe:
the implications for training in radiation protection

September 30 – October 2, 2015

Athens, Greece



This 6th EUTERP workshop focused on the required changes in legislation in the European Union and the associated training implications, in compliance with the new Basic Safety Standards (BSS) Directive (2013/59/Euratom). The potential impact in different Member States were discussed and best practice solutions to issues were explored. New and amended requirements in the BSS cover a range of subjects including:

  • The roles of the RPE and RPO
  • Revised dose limit for the lens of the eye
  • Radon: action plans and dose coefficients
  • Outside workers
  • Emergency response arrangements
  • Non-medical imaging
  • Air-crew
  • Medical exposure

Member States are required to bring into force the laws, regulations and administrative provisions necessary to comply with the new BSS Directive by February 6, 2018. This will be a challenge, requiring changes to national legislation, major revision of training activities and new approaches to the qualification and recognition of Radiation Protection Experts and Medical Physics Experts.

This workshop focused on those changes in the BSS that have implications for education and training in radiation protection and the provision of information to workers and members of the public.

The workshop was attended by 50 participants from 19 different European Member States.


Registered address : EUTERP Foundation, Westerduinweg 3, 1755 LE Petten, The Netherlands