Feed back experience shows that there is in Europe a need for Workshops which are neither a big congress nor a collection of working groups with lots of different meetings, but which over a few days provide a forum for a few dozen experts to exchange feedback experience and to identify problems that need further research or development. Therefore the Network has organised and will continue to organise such type of Workshop once a year.
The subject is selected in order to cover domains where the Network Steering Committee Group estimates that many improvements in terms of ALARA implementation may be found. All papers are invited presentations. To promote discussions, appropriate time is made available for work in small groups and the number attending the workshop is limited to a few dozens experts. The language of the Workshops is English.
At the end of each Workshop the chairpersons and the working groups propose to the participants some recommendations to the EC and national regulatory bodies and other stakeholders corresponding to the feedback from the sessions of the Workshop. These recommendations are validated by the Network Steering Committee Group and send to the Commission and to other appropriate stakeholders.

  1. "ALARA and Decommissioning", Saclay, France, December 1997
  2. "Good Radiation Practices in Industry and Research", Chilton, UK, November 1998
  3. "Managing Internal Exposure", Neuherberg, Germany, November 1999
  4. "Management of Occupational Radiological and Non-radiological Risks: Lessons to be Learned", Antwerp, Belgium, November 2000
  5. "Industrial Radiography: Improvements in Radiation Protection", Rome, Italy, October 2001
  6. "Occupational Exposure Optimisation in the Medical and the Radiopharmaceutical Sectors", Madrid, Spain, October 2002
  7. "Decommissiong of Installations and Site Remediation", Arnhem, The Netherlands, October 2003
  8. "Occupational Radiological Protection Control through Inspection and Self-assessment", Uppsala, Sweden, September 2004
  9. "Occupational Exposure to Natural Radiation", Augsburg, Germany, October 2005
  10. "Experience and new Developments in Implementing ALARA in Occupational, Patient and Public Exposures", Prague, Czech Republic, 12-15 September 2006
  11. "ALARA in Radioactive Waste Management", Athens, Greece, 9-11 April 2008
  12. "ALARA issues arising for Safety and Security of Radiation Sources and Security Screening Devices", Vienna, Austria, 21-23 October 2009
  13. "ALARA and the Medical Sector", Oscarborg Fortress, Norway, 7-10 June 2011
  14. "ALARA in existing exposure situations", Dublin Castle, Ireland, 4-6 September 2012
  15. "Improving ALARA Culture through Education and Training", Rovinj, Croatia, 7-9 May 2014
  16. "ALARA in Industrial Radiography", Bern, Switzerland, 14-16 March 2016
  17. "ALARA in Emergency Exposure Situations", Lisbon, Portugal, 15-17 May 2017
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"Occupational Exposure to Natural Radiation", Augsburg, Germany, October 2005 

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The aim of the 9th EAN Workshop was to focus on exposures arising from natural radiation sources in the workplace, in particular from Naturally Occuring Radioactive Materials (NORM) and from radon gas. Assumptions lead to estimate that it concerns approximately 100 000 workers in the NORM area in Europe and may be up to 1 000 000 exposed workers to radon.

The objectives of the Workshop were to consider the following questions:

  • How can the commitment to radiation protection be encouraged and increased?
  • How should exposure management (for NORM and radon in the workplace) be improved?

More than 50 participants from 14 European countries attented the Workshop as well as representatives of 3 International Organisations with viagra safe. In total, there were 23 oral presentations, and 6 posters presentations, organised under the following subjects:

  • Introduction and scene setting
  • Increasing the commitment to radiation protection
  • Managing exposures from radon and NORM

Two afternoon sessions were devoted to discussions in small groups on the following specific issues:

  • Types of regulation and the optimisation of protection
  • Communication and stakeholder involvement
  • Practical management of radon exposures
  • Practical management of NORM exposures

The reports from these Working Groups were presented and discussed on the final day, from which the key findings and the 8 recommendations from the Workshop were derived.