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The Senior Advisory Group of EHRO-N is composed of the following members:

Aalto University was formed through the merger of Helsinki University of Technology, Helsinki School of Economics and the University of Arts and Design Helsinki on 1.1.2010. It is based on the novel and innovative concept of combining science, technology, business and arts - this combination opens up new possibilities for strong multi-disciplinary education and research. Aalto University is the main origin of personnel with higher education in the nuclear sector in Finland. Aalto University has an enrollment of 20.000 students taught by 400 professors.

The agency, created by decree, is part of the CEA (French Atomic Energy Commission), a research organisation founded in 1945. Its main purpose is to help foreign governments which are interested and with which France has signed a cooperation agreement to prepare the institutional, human and technical conditions required for setting up a civil nuclear programme that meets all requirements relating to safety, security, non-proliferation and environmental protection for present and future generations. It exploits the skills and expertise of French national institutions in the nuclear field, including ANDRA, the national agency for radioactive waste management and the IRSN, the Institute for Radiological Protection and Nuclear Safety. The AFNI offers its support to all countries planning to develop nuclear energy for civil purposes within the context of intergovernmental cooperation. These activities do not only concern building and operating reactors but extend to every aspect of civil nuclear energy development: regulations, training, infrastructures, the back end of the fuel cycle, radioactive waste management, nuclear safety, radiation protection and funding.

All over the world, AREVA provides its customers with solutions for carbon-free power generation and electricity transmission. AREVA's unique integrated offering covers every stage of the fuel cycle, reactor design and construction, and related services. In addition, the group is developing a portfolio of operations in renewable energies.

The Institute of Atomic and Subatomic Physics was founded in 1958 as an inter-university institute for all Austrian universities and started operation in 1962, when the TRIGA Mark II research reactor of the institute was officially opened. It was dedicated to research and training in the areas of atomic, nuclear and reactor physics, radiation physics, radiation protection, environmental analytics and radiochemistry, nuclear measurement technology and solid state physics. Since then quantum physics, quantum optics, low temperature physics and superconductivity have developed as additional focus points of research. Right from the beginning the Vienna University of Technology was chosen as the administrative body of the institute, which however maintained its status as an independent legal entity for over three decades. Today, the Atomic Institute is one of four physics institutes at the Vienna University of Technology and forms the Physics Faculty of our University together with the Institutes for Theoretical, Applied and Solid State Physics.

The Institute of Nuclear Techniques (INT) of the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BUTE) is part of the Faculty of Natural Sciences. The Institute consitutes of two units: the Department of Nuclear Techniques organises the educational tasks of the Institute, whereas the Department of Nuclear Energy operates the Nuclear Training Reactor.

Cogent is the Sector Skills Council (SSC) for the Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals, Nuclear, Oil and Gas, Petroleum and Polymer Industries. This organisation is licensed by Government to help employers in these science-using industries to address their workforce development needs so that they can compete successfully.

DBE TECHNOLOGY was set up with the objective of concentrating and developing further the extensive know-how of its parent company, DBE, in an independent unit and making this expertise available to customers in domestic and foreign markets. DBE, the German Service Company for the Construction and Operation of Waste Repositories, a privately owned corporation, has been the prime contractor for planning, exploration, construction, and operation of the federal radioactive waste repositories since more than 20 years.

European Commission' s Directorate-General for Energy (DG ENER) is responsible for developing and implementing a European energy policy. Through the development and implementation of innovative policies, the DG ENER aims at: fostering sustainable energy production, energy transport and consumption, providing European citizens and businesses with competitive and technologically advanced energy services, and creating the necessary framework for continuous and secure energy supply for the benefit of consumers and businesses in the European Union at affordable and competitive prices, including through international relations.

The mission of the Directorate-General (DG) for Research and Innovation of the European Commission is to develop and implement the European research and innovation policy with a view to achieving the goals of Europe 2020 and the Innovation Union. To do so, the DG supports research and innovation through European Framework Programmes, coordinates and supports national and regional research and innovation programmes, contributes to the creation of the European Research Area by developing the conditions for researchers and knowledge to circulate freely, and supports European organisations and researchers in their cooperation at international level.

The European Nuclear Energy Forum (ENEF) is the initiator of EHRO-N and a unique platform for a broad discussion, free of any taboos, on transparency issues as well as the opportunities and risks of nuclear energy. Founded in 2007, ENEF gathers all relevant stakeholders in the nuclear field: governments of the 27 EU Member States, European Institutions including the European Parliament and the European Economic and Social Committee, nuclear industry, electricity consumers and the civil society.

The main objective of the ENEN Association is the preservation and the further development of expertise in the nuclear fields by higher education and training. This objective should be realized through the co-operation between universities, research organizations, regulatory bodies, the industry and any other organizations involved in the application of nuclear science and ionizing radiation.

ENS is the largest society for nuclear science, research and industry in Europe. Ever since its foundation in 1975 it has been promoting the advancement of nuclear science, research and engineering to its members, decision makers and the general public. The Society’s membership includes national nuclear societies from 22 countries in Europe plus Israel. Another crucial component of that membership is the group of about 60 corporate members, representing key stakeholders which are partners for nuclear technology and research in Europe.

ENSTTI offers short applied training courses and tutoring sessions for junior professionals or new comers and for those with professional experience in the nuclear sector.ENSTTI was founded in 2011 by four member TSOs of the European Technical Safety Organizations Network (ETSON). Since then, the Institute’s membership has grown to include associate members and contributors whose senior experts make a significant contribution to the training and tutoring provided by ENSTTI.

E.ON AG in Düsseldorf serves as Group Management. It oversees and coordinates the operations of the entire Group. Five global units are responsible for conventional generation, renewables generation, new build & technology, gas and trading.

The European Atomic Forum (FORATOM) is Brussels-based trade association for the nuclear energy industry in Europe. Its main purpose is to promote the use of nuclear energy in Europe by representing the interests of this important and multi-faceted industrial sector. It acts as the voice of the industry in energy policy discussions involving the EU institutions and provide a "bridge" between the industry and the institutions (Members of the European Parliament and key policy-makers in the European Commission). The membership of Foratom is made up of 16 national nuclear associations. Foratom also represents some of the continent's largest industrial concerns. Nearly 800 firms are represented..

The Grenoble Institute of Technology is one of Europe's leading technology universities, at the heart of innovation from more than a century. With its solid combination of teaching, research and business promotion, the Institute plays a key role in making Grenoble one of the most attractive scientific and industrial locations worldwide. Lifelong learning is a touchstone of Grenoble Institute of Technology, from bachelor's degree to ongoing professional development. 11 engineering degree courses are on offer in key engineering sciences and Grenoble INP also runs masters and doctorate schools. Each year, 1,100 hundred bachelor degrees and 170 doctorates are awarded in this Institute.

The Gesellschaft für Anlagen- und Reaktorsicherheit (GRS) is a non-profit organisation which deals with technical-scientific research and provides expertise. The company administers interdisciplinary knowledge, progressive methods and qualified data.

The mission of the International Institute of Nuclear Energy is to facilitate the access to the trainings to the foreign students, in particular to the new entrants in the nuclear power. The objective is to acquire the culture of safety, through these trainings, and all the knowledge recquired for a responsible management of a sustainable nuclear industry. To accomplish its mission, I2EN brings together the French government, leading universities and engineering schools, as well as the main research organisations and companies in the nuclear industry.

The IAEA is the world´s center of cooperation in the nuclear field. It was set up as the world´s "Atoms for Peace" organization in 1957 within the United Nations family. The Agency works with its Member States and multiple partners worldwide to promote safe, secure and peaceful nuclear technologies.

Established in 1971 and known for several years as "Institute for Nuclear Technologies" (ITN-1971), "Institute for Nuclear Power Rectors" (IRNE - 1977), presently "The Institute for Nuclear Research" (ICN - 1990) becomes, in 1998, SCN - Pitesti subsidiary of the Romanian Authority for Nuclear Activities (RAAN). The institute always had and still has as a main task to sustain research and other activities related to the peaceful utilization of nuclear energy.

As a part of the CEA (French Atomic Energy and Alternative Energies Commission), the National Institute for Nuclear Science and Technology (INSTN) is a higher education institution under the joint supervision of the Ministries in charge of higher Education and Industry. The INSTN’s mission is to disseminate the knowledge and know-how developed at the CEA around the world. It has been created in 1956, when France decided to launch a nuclear programme, for providing engineers and researchers with high scientific and technological qualifications in all disciplines related to nuclear energy applications.

The Institute for Energy and Transport (IET) is one of the 7 scientific Institutes of the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission. The IET is based both in Petten, the Netherlands, and Ispra, Italy, and has a multidisciplinary team of around 300 academic, technical, and support staff. The mission of the IET is to provide support to Community policies related to both nuclear and non nuclear energy in order to ensure sustainable, safe, secure and efficient energy production, distribution and use.

The main objectives of the Implementing Geological Disposal of Radioactive Waste Technology Platform (IGD-TP) are to initiate and carry out European strategic initiatives to facilitate the stepwise implementation of safe, deep geological disposal of spent fuel, high-level waste, and other long-lived radioactive waste by solving the scientific, technological and social challenges, and to support the waste management programmes in the Member States. The platform intends to constitute means to further build confidence in the solutions, for reducing overlapping work, to produce savings in total costs of research and implementation, and to make better use of existing competence and research infrastructures.

KIC InnoEnergy SE is a European company that was designated as a one of the first three Knowledge and Innovation Communities by the European Institute of Technology (EIT)'s Governing Board on 16 December 2009 in Budapest. KIC InnoEnergy adresses sustainable energy as its priority area, fostering the integration of education, technology, business and entrepreneurship, and strengthening the culture of innovation. The strategic objective of the company is to become the leading engine of innovation in the field of sustainable energy. The Consortium consists of 30+ shareholders and additional 50+ partners - companies, research institutes, universities and business schools covering the whole energy mix. These are organized around six regional units, the Co-Location Centres (CC): Alps Valleys, Benelux, Germany, Iberia, Poland Plus and Sweden. Each of the Co-Location Centers coordinates one important energy topic for all partners.

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) was founded by a merger of Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe and Universität Karlsruhe. KIT bundles the missions of both precursory institutions: A university of the state of Baden-Wuerttemberg with teaching and research tasks and a large-scale research institution of the Helmholtz Association conducting program-oriented provident research on behalf of the Federal Republic of Germany. Within these missions, KIT is operating along the three strategic fields of action of research, teaching, and innovation.

The Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) is a specialised agency within the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), an intergovernmental organisation of industrialised countries based in Paris, France.

NRG (Nuclear Research and consultancy Group) is the nuclear service provider in the Netherlands. The products of NRG and their internationally renowned expertise are frequently called on by both governments and industries. NRG is also the operator of the HFR (High Flux Reactor) in Petten, in the Netherlands.

The "Nuclear Reactors Group" belongs to the Nuclear Engineering Section of the Department of Energy: The Group contributes to the research activities of the Section. Education is offered mainly in the framework of the Master Degree in Nuclear Engineering and of the Doctorate School in Energy and Nuclear Science and Technology.

Posiva Oy is an expert organisation responsible for the final disposal of spent nuclear fuel of the owners. Posiva has been established in 1995 and is today owned by Teollisuuden Voima Oyj (60%) and Fortum Power & Heat Oy (40%), both of which share the cost of nuclear waste management. Posiva is responsible for research into the final disposal of spent nuclear fuel of the owners and for the construction, operation and eventual decommissioning and dismantling of the final disposal facility. Additionally, Posiva provides expert nuclear waste management services to its owners and other customers.

Thanks to its thorough experience in the field of nuclear science and technology, its innovative research and the availability of large nuclear installations, SCK•CEN is an important partner for education and training (E&T) projects in Belgium as well as at international level. The Centre's know-how and infrastructure are available for these education and training purposes. Preserving and extending nuclear knowledge on fundamental and peaceful applications of ionising radiation to serve society, is one of the key elements in SCK•CEN's research policy. SCK•CEN's E&T activities are coordinated by SCK•CEN's Academy for Nuclear Science and Technology.

The Slovak University in Bratislava (STU) is a modern educational and scientific institution. Since its foundation in 1937 more than 125 000 students have graduated there. On average, 19 000 study at the STU every year. The STU consists of seven faculties that provide study in accredited study programs within the complex system of bachelor, master and PhD study. In the area of scientific and research activities the STU successfully joins European Union programs.

Tecnatom is an engineering company that has provided services to the nuclear industry since its creation in 1957. The company’s main activity centers on the rendering of inspection and component structural integrity services, the training of operations personnel by means of full-scope simulators and engineering in support of plant operation.

The Ministry of Employment and the Economy (TEM) is responsible for the operating environment underpinning entrepreneurship and innovation activities, securing the functioning of the labour market and workers’ employability, as well as for regional development within the global economy. TEM was established in 2008, from the former Ministry of Trade and Industry, the Ministry of Labour and the unit responsible for regional development within the Ministry of the Interior. The sphere of authority of TEM includes among others also energy policy and integration of the national preparation and implementation of climate policy.


It is the Energy department (Energiaosasto) of TEM, which is represented in the EHRO-N SAG.

Tractebel Engineering is a Belgium based, international company providing worldwide life-cycle consultancy and engineering in power, nuclear, gas, industry and infrastructure.

VGB PowerTech e.V., abbreviated VGB, is the European technical association for power and heat generation - a voluntary association of companies for which power and heat generation - i. e. power plant operation as well as the appropriate technique - is an important basis of their business.