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SecIGD2 Project

The SecIGD2 project aimed to support the secretariat activities of the IGD-TP over the period 2013-2015. It followed the SecIGD project which set up the IGD-TP's practical operations, supported the production of the Strategic Research Agenda and the Deployment Plan and run its secretariat over the period 2010-2012. The Secretariat, through the SecIGD2 project, is part of the overall concept of implementing the platform and aims to support the IGD-TP vision and mission in its practical administrative and operational tasks so that IGD-TP objectives are achieved and the benefits from the work carried out are widely spread among its participants and in Europe.


  • The work package 1 (WP1) “IGD-TP secretariat operations management and coordination of activities” was led by Andra and aimed to maintain and further develop the IGD-TP secretariat activities and ensure a smooth management of the platform.
  • The work package 2 (WP2) “Support for networking, structuring and developing Research Development and Demonstration (RD&D) competences in countries with less advanced geological disposal programmes” is led by RWM. WP2 was specifically set up to foster networking and structuring RD&D in countries with less advanced programmes.
  • The work package 3 (WP3) Support for the development, implementation and coordination of Competences Maintenance, Education and Training (CMET) activities in geological disposal in Europe was led by Posiva Oy. This activity aimed to support the development and implementation of end-user needs-based competence maintenance, education and training activities in the field of radioactive waste management and geological disposal. 
  • Work package 4 (WP4), led by Andra, is dedicated to the project management (reporting, deliverables, and financial management).

RD&D Planning guide for countries with less advanced programmes

As part of the SecIGD2 project, a dedicated working group of IGD-TP has authored a guide to help those countries with less advanced programmes meet the 2011 EC Waste Directive requirements. The guide helps them to develop their RD&D programmes, in particular: ‘to set-out RD&D activities that are needed in order to implement national policies for the responsible and safe management of spent fuel and radioactive waste.’
The guide was presented and discussed at a workshop “PLANning geological DISposal of radioactive waste in Europe” (RD&D PLANDIS 2015), held in Piteşti, Romania in May 2015. It was attended by 36 delegates from 12 EU Member States. The workshop was an opportunity for new member states to gain experience of prioritising their research, development and demonstration work to meet their needs.

 rdd guide  The guide has now been published (icon RD&D planning guide for less-advanced programmes). We are planning to take into account in a future issue of the guide, comments and suggestions for improvement coming from your experience in using the guide in planning and implementing your RD&D programme. Therefore, please do not hesitate to share your experience with us by sending your comments to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

IGD-TP SRA - Main Achievements & Way forward

In the framework of the SecIGD2 project, it was planned to carry out an update of the IGD-TP icon Strategic Research Agenda (SRA).

For that purpose, a specific Working Group was established within the IGD-TP  Executive Group (EG). The conclusions are available in the SecIGD2 Deliverable 1.7 icon IGD-TP SRA - Main achievements & way forward.

RD&D PLANDIS 2015 - Presentations available

In the framework of the IGD-TP activity to network, structure and develop Research, Development and Demonstration (RD&D) programmes and competences in countries with less advanced geological disposal programmes, the IGD-TP organised a workshop on PLANning RD&D on geological DISposal of radioactive waste in Europe – RD&D PLANDIS which aimed to communicate and demonstrate a icon RD&D planning guide for less-advanced programmes. RD&D PLANDIS was held on 26 May 2015 and was hosted by the Institute for Nuclear Research, Piteşti in Romania. It was attended by 36 delegates from 12 countries with a strong representation from less advanced programmes.

The workshop was aimed at communicating, reviewing and assessing the guidance document. In particular, it allowed participants to:

  • Gain experience of ranking a list of potential RD&D tasks.
  • Meet other professionals working on RD&D in a disposal programme.
  • Gain experience of completing the Guide template on RD&D prioritization to take away as useful input to own programme.
  • Interact with experienced RD&D planners in a more ‘informal’ setting to ask questions and provide feedback on Guide.

Associated documents:

icon PLANDIS 2015 Flyer

icon PLANDIS Agenda

icon RD&D planning guide for less-advanced programmes


icon PLANDIS Agenda Item 01_Welcome Address and Scene Setting_R. Kowe

icon PLANDIS Agenda Item 02 Waste Directive NAPRO Guide G Buckau

icon PLANDIS Agenda Item 03_IGDTP RD&D Planning Guide_C. McCombie

icon PLANDIS Agenda Item 04_SRA R. Kowe

icon PLANDIS Agenda item 05 CAST Steve Williams

icon PLANDIS Agenda Item 07 EC - C. Davies

icon PLANDIS Agenda item 08 JOPRAD J Delay

icon PLANDIS Agenda Item 09 Peter_Molnar

icon PLANDIS Agenda Item 10 S_Diaconu

icon PLANDIS Agenda Item 11 Intro to Group Exercise

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Participants in RD&D PLANDIS meetings


IGD-TP Newsletter #3

The third issue of the  icon IGD-TP Newsletter #3 is now out!

Read more: IGD-TP Newsletter #3

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