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HERCA - Heads of European Radiological Protection Competent Authorities


HERCA is a voluntary association in which the Heads of Radiation Protection Authorities work together in order to identify common issues and propose practical solutions for these issues. HERCA is working on topics generally covered by provisions of the EURATOM Treaty. The programme of work of HERCA is based on common interest in significant regulatory issues.

HERCA brings together 51 radiation protection Authorities from 31 European countries.

Current fields of activity include:

  • Medical Applications
  • Emergency Preparedness and Response
  • Veterinary applications
  • Non-Medical Sources and Practices
  • Outside Workers & Radiation Passbook
  • Radon
  • Transposition of Euratom BSS
  • Education and Training


HERCA was created in 2007 at the initiative of the French Nuclear Safety Authority (ASN).