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ENETRAP II - European Network on Education and Training in RAdiological Protection

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The overall objective of this 7th Framework Programme project is to develop European high-quality "reference standards" and good practices for education and training in radiation protection (RP), specifically with respect to the radiation protection expert (RPE) and the radiation protection officer (RPO). These "standards" will reflect the needs of the RPE and the RPO in all sectors where ionising radiation is applied.

The introduction of a radiation protection training passport as a means to facilitate efficient and transparent European mutual recognition is another ultimate deliverable of this project.

It is envisaged that the outcome of this project will be instrumental for the cooperation between regulators, training providers and customers (nuclear industry, research, non-nuclear industry, etc.) in reaching harmonization of the requirements for, and the education and training of RPEs and RPOs within Europe, and will stimulate building competence and career development in radiation protection to meet the demands of the future.

Specific objectives of the project are:

  • Develop the European radiation protection training scheme (ERPTS) for RPE training;
  • Develop a European reference standard for RPO training;
  • Develop and apply a mechanism for the evaluation of training material, courses and providers;
  • Establish a recognised and sustainable ERPTS "quality label" for training events;
  • Create a database of training events and training providers (including On-the-Job-Training) conforming to the agreed ERPTS;
  • Bring together national initiatives to attract early-stage radiation protection researchers on a European level;
  • Develop some course material examples, including modern tools such as e-learning;
  • Develop a system for monitoring the effectiveness of the ERPTS;
  • Organise pilot sessions of specific modules of the ERPTS and monitor the effectiveness according to the developed system;
  • Development of a European passport for Continuous Professional Development in Radiation Protection.


  WP / WD Title
  WP1 Co-ordination of the project
    WD1.1 Organisation of kick-off meeting and project presentation
    WD1.2 Establishment of the Advisory Board
    WD1.3 Project reports
    WD1.4 Project website structure
    WD1.5 Regular updates of the website
  WP2 Define requirements and methodology for recognition of RPEs
    WD2.1 Report on requirements for RPE
    WD2.2 Methodology for recognition of RPE
  WP3 Define requirements for RPO competencies and establish guidance for appropriate RPO training
    WD3.1 Report on requirements of RPO
    WD3.2 Report on European reference standards for RPO training
  WP4 Establish the reference standard for RPE training
    WD4.1 Statement of initial and refresher training requirements for RPE
    WD4.2 Reference standards for RPE training
  WP5 Development and apply mechanisms for the evaluation of training material, events and providers
    WD5.1 Methodology and quality assurance protocol for comparison and evaluation of training material
    WD5.2 Methodology and quality assurance protocol for comparison and evaluation of training events
    WD5.3 Methodology and quality assurance protocol for comparison and evaluation of training providers
    WD5.4 Application of the defined mechanisms to some examples of training material, providers and events
  WP6 Create a database of training events and training providers (including OJT) conforming to the agreed standard
    WD6.1 Report on training events and training providers conforming the agreed standard
    WD6.2 EU wide Data Base of training events and training providers on RP
  WP7 Develop of some course material examples (text book, e-learning modules, …)
    WD7.1 Accompanying text for at least one module of the RPE or the RPO training scheme
    WD7.2 Development of modern learning tools (e-learning) for the RPE or RPO training
  WP8 Organise pilot sessions, test proposed methodologies and monitor the training scheme effectiveness
    WD8.1 Organisation of pilot sessions
    WD8.2 Report on effectiveness of the training scheme or module
  WP9 Introduction of the training passport and mutual recognition system of RPEs
    WD9.1 Framework and procedure for mutual recognition of RPE qualification
    WD9.2 Report on the test phase of the mutual recognition procedure
    WD9.3 Prototype of European Training Passport and report on its acceptance by stakeholders in the EU
  WP10 Collaboration for building new innovative generations of specialists in radiation protection
    WD10 Report on national initiatives and European approach to attract early-stage radiation protection researchers

Work packages and deliverables from ENETRAP II