Multilateral relations in Europe

Europe constitutes the priority field of international action for ASN, which thereby intends contributing to the construction of a Europe of nuclear safety, of safety of management of nuclear waste and spent fuel and of radiation protection.

Other organisations

The ALARA (As Low As Reasonably Achievable) principle consists in taking the most effective protection measures considered to be “reasonable”, irrespective of the exposure levels. Application of this principle weighs the protection resources against the level of protection in order to attain the best possible protection considering the economic and social conditions. Thus, under the aegis of the European Commission, the ALARA network (20 countries) identifies, assesses and selects the best radiation protection actions for keeping the exposure of workers and the general public at a level that is as low as reasonably achievable.

Multilateral assistance plans

Further to the Chernobyl accident that occurred on 26th April 1986 and the opening of the Soviet bloc, the G7 summit in Munich in July 1992 defined three priority lines of assistance to the countries of Eastern Europe in the area of nuclear safety.