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.
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.
In the framework of the SecIGD2 project, it was planned to carry out an update of the IGD-TP 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 IGD-TP SRA - Main achievements & way forward.
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 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:
Participants in RD&D PLANDIS meetings
The third issue of the IGD-TP Newsletter #3 is now out!