Centre d’étude sur l’Evaluation de la Protection dans le domaine Nucléaire (CEPN)

Organisation

CEPN is a non-profit organisation created in 1976 to establish a research and development centre in the fields of optimisation of radiological protection and comparison of health and environmental risks associated with energy systems.
This program was initially strongly focused on the development and application of the principle of optimization of radiological protection. Over the past few years, however, the group’s research programme has also been directed towards the involvement of stakeholders in radiological risk assessment and management, and spreading the radiological protection culture.

The studies are undertaken by a group of around fifteen engineers and economists. The research programme is evaluated by a Scientific Council.

The association currently has three members: the French public electricity generating utility (EDF), the Institute of Radiological Protection and Nuclear Safety (IRSN) and the French Alternatives Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA).

Role in the project

CEPN is leader of WP3 – Development of a radiation protection culture to support governance of radiological risk.
It will also participate to WP2 – Stakeholder engagement in practice, WP4 – Competence building and dissemination, and WP5 – management and coordination.