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7th European Nuclear Safety Conference

The conference theme is ‘Responding to the growing interest in nuclear energy’ and it is organised by the Slovenian Nuclear Safety Administration, on behalf of the European Nuclear Safety Regulators Group (ENSREG) in cooperation with the European Commission Directorate General for Energy. 

The main objective of the event is to give an opportunity to European nuclear safety authorities regulators, and their technical support organisations (TSOs), as well as all other stakeholders, to exchange experiences and views on the achievements and challenges in nuclear safety in the EU and globally.

Participants and speakers:

We expect around 200 participants including major actors in the civil nuclear field, also from non-EU countries. 

The Conference will be opened by the President of the Conference, Director of Slovenian Nuclear Safety Administration, Igor Sirc, followed by our keynote speaker Commissioner for Energy Kadri Simson (video message) and guest speaker Nuclear Energy Agency Director General William D. Magwood. Chairs of ENSREG, WENRA and HERCA will follow with views from their organisations. The event sessions also include many other high-ranking speakers from distinguished international organisations.

For social media: # ENSREG, #nuclearsafety


Registration for physical participation closed on 14 June, but registration remains open for those who want to access and follow the web-streaming. Presentations will be published after the event. 

Join the webinar

  • nuclear energy
  • Monday 24 June 2024, 09:00 - Tuesday 25 June 2024, 14:30 (CEST)
  • Brussels, Belgium


  1. 24 Jun 2024, 09:00 - 25 Jun 2024, 14:30 (CEST)

    1st day: 24 June from 09.00 to 18.15 

    • Session 1: Adapting nuclear regulation to the new context
      • This session will outline the remaining sessions and focus on anticipated new developments and challenging situations in the world and how regulators adapt their processes to meet strong expectations from various stakeholders to maintain their efficiency, credibility, independence, transparency, and trust. 
    • Session 2: Capacity and skills
      • This session will address the capacity-building needs of regulators, technical support organizations and other stakeholders in the nuclear sector, especially in view of high ambitions within the nuclear sector and new challenges, also emphasising the aspect of diversity and inclusion and programmes related to women in nuclear field.
    • Session 3: Addressing the challenge of climate change
      • This session will focus on potential challenges induced by climate change for nuclear installations and what operators are doing to prepare. It will provide an overview of climate change evolution and how nuclear power can help in mitigating the impact of climate change.

    2nd day: 25 June from 09.00 to 14.30 

    • Session 4a: Regulatory approaches for licensing of small modular reactors (SMRs): Industrial organization and safety issues
      • The European Industrial Alliance on SMRs and associated regulatory issues will be presented from an industry viewpoint. A critique of the different concepts being proposed and their development will also be presented.
    • Session 4b: Regulatory approaches for licensing of small modular reactors (SMRs): Regulatory collaboration going forward
      • The last panel will discuss how regulators are collaborating to coordinate their approaches to licensing new designs with the review of regulatory requirements processes and ways to benefit from safety reviews conducted by other regulators.

    Closing Session: 

    •  A final address of the President of the Conference will sum up two days of stimulating dialogue.

Practical information

Monday 24 June 2024, 09:00 - Tuesday 25 June 2024, 14:30 (CEST)
BluePoint Brussels venue
A. Reyers Ln 80, 1030 Brussels, Belgium