IGD-TP Exchange Forum 8

3rd December 2018 to 4th December 2018

German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi),

Invalidenstraße 48,

10115 Berlin,


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Registration for Exchange Forum 8 is now closed.  Thank you for registering and we look forward to seeing you there!


We are delighted to announce that the IGD-TP’s eighth Exchange Forum will be hosted by BMWi in Berlin this December and is open to all IGD-TP members and stakeholders (technical or not) interested in geological disposal of radioactive waste.

For eight years now the IGD-TP Executive Group, comprising European waste management organisations (WMOs) and organisations responsible for implementation-related RD&D programmes representing eleven different nations, have been meeting three times per year to progress joint radioactive waste management RD&D. During this timeframe the IGD-TP has implemented working groups which have discussed, initiated and, in many cases, now delivered technical projects aligned around our commonly-agreed priorities that are documented in our Strategic Research Agenda (SRA). To date, achievements of our platform include:

  • Following up nine FP7 projects (totalling 61M€/28M€ EC) all of which have successfully completed and the majority of which have been debriefed back to the community via previous exchange fora (e.g. PEBS, MODERN, FIRST-NUCLIDES, REDUPP, BELBaR, DOPAS and LUCOEX);
  • Led scope development and needs driven alignment of four Horizon 2020 projects in WP 2014-2015 (MODERN2020, CEBAMA, MIND and JOPRAD), totalling 21M€/15M€ EC funding;
  • Led scope development and needs driven alignment of a further four Horizon 2020 projects in WP 2016-2017 (~16M€ EC funding), which started in June 2017 (THERAMIN, BEACON, DISCO and CHANCE).
  • Contributed towards the scope development and needs driven alignment of many of the developing European Joint Programme Work packages, particularly GAS, CORI, HITEC, SFC, UMAN and ROUTES.

Objectives and Scope

The IGD-TP’s eighth Exchange Forum (EF8) will be a two-day event, with a dual focus. The first day will be dedicated to the developing European Joint Programme on Radioactive Waste Management (EURAD) and the second will focus on implementation-related opportunities for collaboration between IGD-TP members and their common research needs that sit outside of the scope of EURAD.

Why You Should Attend

There are many reasons why you should attend including:

  • Find out the latest information on the EURAD proposal and other EC calls.
  • Explore the potential for future collaborative research with IGD-TP members.
  • Informally discuss new issues and the current status of WMO programmes.
  • See what is happening at the EU level.
  • Discover emerging RD&D developments.
  • Take advantage of great networking opportunities.

Practical Information and Key Dates


Registration is now closed.


Free-standing magnetic whiteboards will be provided for the poster session (magnets will be available).  The whiteboard dimensions are 1,20 m (height) x 1,50m (width), so size A0 posters may be used.


German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi), Invalidenstraße 48, 10115 Berlin, Germany

For directions see https://www.bmwi.de/Navigation/EN/Ministry/Getting-to-the-Ministry/getting-to-the-ministry.html

Please note that sufficient time will need to be allowed to gain entrance to the building each day and appropriate identification is required.  As it might slow down the security checks, it is recommended that attendees store their luggage at their hotel if they are staying close by.


There are many hotel options in the proximity of BMWi’s office, including the following possibilities:

Key Dates:


11 July 2018 First announcement
1 August 2018 Registration opens
12 September 2018 Second announcement
30 September 2018 Poster abstract submission deadline
31 October 2018 Registration deadline and draft agenda published
23 November 2018 Final agenda published
3-4 December 2018 Exchange Forum 8

Further Information

Further information will be added to this page as soon as it is available.  For any other questions please contact secretariat@igdtp.eu

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