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
  18. "ALARA for Decommissioning and Site Remediation", Marcoule, France, 11-13 March 2019
  19. "Innovative ALARA Tools", Athens, Greece, 27-29 November 2019
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"Industrial Radiography: Improvements in Radiation Protection", Rome, Italy, October 2001

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The 2nd EAN Workshop on “Good Radiation Practices in Industry and Research” made a number of recommendations. For industrial radiography, improvements in radiographic equipment safety and worker training were key recommendations. This, the 5th Workshop has taken the recommendations of the 2nd workshop as a starting point.

About 70 representatives from 21 countries took part in that 5th Workshop. Most of the concerned stakeholders were represented: International Organisations (International Atomic Energy Agency-IAEA, European Commission-EC), national regulatory bodies, Non Destructive Testing (NDT) companies or professional organisations, client companies, viagra ingredients, industrial radiography apparatus manufacturers, radiological protection training organisations, qualified experts, research centres… Special mention should be given to the role of IAEA in supporting the participation of countries from the Middle East and Eastern and Central Europe.

That Workshop allowed all stakeholders to discuss more than 20 oral and 10 posters presentations. Six working groups were respectively devoted to: “regulation”, “incidents, accidents, near misses”, “work organisation”, “training”, “safety culture” and “equipment”. Finally, that three days Workshop has led to several conclusions and recommendations for the improvement of workers radiological protection in industrial radiography.