Workshop on the Implementation of the HERCA-WENRA Approach

In October 2014, WENRA and HERCA (Heads of the European Radiological Protection Competent Authorities) agreed on a common HERCA-WENRA Approach for better cross-border coordination of protective actions during the early phase of a nuclear accident.

This approach contains overarching principles and provides an incentive for joint actions between neighboring countries. The members have committed to engage a cooperation at national level with the competent authorities in charge of civil protection for the implementation of the corresponding measures.

In this framework, HERCA and WENRA associations organise this first-of-a-kind workshop in order to encourage cooperation with national civil protection authorities from Europe. The workshop will be held in Bled, Slovenia, on 14-15 June 2016.

Based on the evidence that coordination and harmonisation of approaches during the initial hours of an accident are essential, the objectives of the meeting are to share experience on the implementation of the HERCA-WENRA Approach, to discuss issues identified and to define steps for addressing them.

Useful information for participants

Workshop registration

Participants from national authorities for Radiological Protection, Nuclear Safety and Civil Protection not yet registered are invited to confirm their participation to the HERCA Secretariat at their earliest convenience.

Workshop venue

The Workshop will be held at the Grand Hotel Toplice, Cesta svobode 12, SI-4260 Bled, Slovenija

Workshop programme

13 June : welcoming cocktail with dinner (starting at 18:00),

14 June: full working day

15 June: half working day


All proposed hotels are within a walking distance from the Grand Toplice Hotel. Please contact the HERCA Secretariat for further information.

Registration fee

There is no registration fee. In addition, all meals are provided free of charge.

HERCA-WENRA Workshop Agenda

HERCA-WENRA Workshop Agenda