JOPRAD Final Workshop

16th November 2017

Marriott Hotel,


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JOPRAD Final Workshop – 16 November 2017 Marriott Hotel, Prague, Czech Republic – First Announcement


The ‘Towards a Joint Programme on Radioactive Waste Disposal – JOPRAD’ Project was established in 2015 with the objective of carrying out initial preparatory work for setting up a Joint Programme on radioactive waste management and disposal.

The ultimate goal of the Joint programming is to bring together, at the European level, those aspects of RD&D activities required within national research programmes where synergy from Joint Programming has been identified. A “mandate” given by a Member State authority would formalize the link between the research actors and the National Programmes.

The aspects of R&D activities brought together concern primarily geological disposal of spent fuel and other high activity long lived radioactive waste, including waste management aspects linked with their disposal and accompanying key activities (Education and Training, as well as Knowledge Management).

The JOPRAD project will terminate in November 2017. Thus, the JOPRAD consortium would like to invite you to its Final Workshop that will be held on 16 November 2017 at the Marriott Hotel, Prague, Czech Republic .

Following the “Regional Meeting” held in Bucharest in February 2016, the “Mid-Term Workshop” held in Prague September 2016, and the “Programme Document Workshop” held in London April 2017, the Final Workshop is the last event of the JOPRAD Project. During the Final Workshop the JOPRAD participants will present the main outcomes and achievements of the project including: how the community can be involved in future Joint Programming; what are the common research priorities for the next decade; and what are the implementation principles for a successful initiative.

In order to prepare the actual setting up of a Joint Programming that could be submitted within Euratom WP 2018 call, a “Core Group team” has been established. Based on the JOPRAD project’s outcomes, the Core Group’s main task is to facilitate the preparation of this proposal comprising activities that could be launched in the first implementation phase.

The Final Workshop will provide a forum for discussion among the decision-makers of national research programmes across Member States.


  • The Final Workshop will enable “programme owners”, “programme managers” in EU Member States to decide on their interest in participating in a Joint programme at the end of the JOPRAD project.
  • The JOPRAD Project team will present the work carried out within the JOPRAD project.
  • The “Core Group team” will present the “way forward” taking into account the actual content of the call and the overall scheme of a proposal and in particular the governance scheme.

Feedback of the Workshop will be taken into account to develop the proposal.

The Final Workshop is intended primarily for actors that have contributed to JOPRAD Project and those willing to participate to the EJP1 proposal and those that would be in position to provide the mandate for participation.

Registration should be made no later than 31 October via email – the registration form and further information is available from The meeting is free of charge but registration is mandatory. Please don’t wait for the last minute to register because the number of participants will be limited for practical reasons.

We thank you in advance for your cooperation,

Yours sincerely,

Jacques Delay

JOPRAD Coordinator