International collaboration

CIRTEN is founding member of several Organisations in Europe and in the World, within the nuclear research, industrial and educational environment.

The Sustainable Nuclear Energy Technology Platform (SNETP) is the European organisation that promotes and coordinates research activities in the field of nuclear fission.

Established in 2007 with the backing of the European Commission, SNETP groups over 100 members from industry, research and saftey organisations, universities and non-governmental bodies based in Europe, and sharing a common interest in developing safe and sustainable nuclear power.

A first pillar of SNETP is the Nuclear Generation II & III Association (NUGENIA), devoted to advance the research and development of nuclear fission technologies, in particular for Generation II and III nuclear plants.

Established in 2011, the non-profit organisation fostes the collaboration between industry, SMEs, research organisations, academia and technical safety organisations.

A second pillar of SNETP is the European Sustainable Nuclear Industrial Initiative (ESNII), established in 2010 and addressing the need for demonstration of Gen-IV Fast Neutron Reactor technologies, together with the supporting research infrastructures, fuel facilities and R&D work.

The Implementing Geological Disposal of radioactive waste Technology Platform (IGD-TP), launched on 2009, is dedicated to initiating and carrying 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.  It aims to address the remaining scientific, technological and social challenges, and support European waste management programmes.

The European Nuclear Education Network (ENEN) joins more than 70 institutional member organisations, mainly Universities but also research centres, regulatory bodies and nuclear companies. ENEN mission is the preservation and further development of expertise in the nuclear fields by higher Education and Training.

Born in 2003, the World Nuclear University (WNU) is a worldwide network of nuclear education and research institutions, offering training courses for future leaders on nuclear energy, radioisotope production and applciations of ionising radiation in medicine and industry.