JOPRAD Programme Document Workshop

04 April 2017  |  JOPRAD news

JOPRAD organises on 4 April 2017 a Workshop to present its Programme Document.

A Workshop on the JOPRAD Programme Document will take place on 4th April 2017 in London, UK. 

Overall aim of the JOPRAD project

The overall aim of the JOPRAD project is to assess the feasibility and prepare, as an input, the setting-up for a European Research, Development and Demonstration (RD&D) Joint Programme (EJP) that would bring together all R&D actors in the field of geological disposal of spent fuel and other high activity radioactive waste, including pre-disposal aspects (treatments, characterisation, conditioning…) and accompanying key horizontal activities (knowledge management, training…).

Aim of the Programme Document Workshop

The Programme Document Workshop will present the draft Programme Document from the JOPRAD Project, which forms the proposed scientific and technical basis of a potential future European Joint Programme.  More specifically, this workshop will be the occasion to present:

  • The background for setting-up a Joint Programme;
  • The research domains defined as suitable for a JP by all the R&D actors (Waste Management Organisations, Technical Support Organisations and Research Entities) and how these domains were selected and then prioritised while maintaining the independency of the actors;
  • How the Civil Society has been engaged in the process and how the interaction with stakeholders can be envisaged within a JP;
  • Examples of potential projects (RD&D projects and Knowledge Management activities) that could be carried out within the first phase of a Joint Programme; and
  • A possible governance and implementation mechanism.

Targeted Audience

The Programme Document Workshop is intended primarily for:

  • Ministries, national/regional authorities (programme owners);
  • Waste Management Organisations, Technical Support Organisations and Research  Entities concerned with national research programmes and RD&D activities on radioactive waste management, including geological disposal (programme managers);
  • Civil Society stakeholders;
  • European Commission.


Please register (registration form) by email to JOPRAD-PDW[a], or for more information please contact the local organisers at raymond.kowe(at) or louise.newton(at)