The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) promotes the safe, secure, and peaceful use of nuclear energy around the world.
The EU is a major contributor to the IAEA's work, both in terms of financing and technical expertise. The European Commission’s support to the IAEA focuses particularly on nuclear safety and technical cooperation.
Memorandum of Understanding
In 2013, the IAEA and the European Commission signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on nuclear safety, which includes working together through expert peer reviews, and the strengthening of emergency preparedness and response. The MoU was extended in 2017 and in 2021, by exchange of letters. It outlines the partners’ intent to further strengthen cooperation, particularly in education and training, research and development as well as capacity building.