Economic and Social Considerations for the Future of Nuclear Energy in Society

Local communities’ workshop to discuss how to prepare for new nuclear facilities

Mar 27, 2024 | news

The Group of European Municipalities with Nuclear Facilities (GMF Europe) and the French association of municipalities hosting nuclear facilities (ARCICEN) are co-organising a seminar on “the role of local communities in the energy transition: new nuclear developments” on 23-24 May 2024 in Saint Vulbas, Ain (France). The seminar aims to contribute to the strategic reflection on the opportunities, challenges, concerns and expectations from local communities regarding the new nuclear developments.

The agenda includes a round table discussion which is held in the framework of ECOSENS European project which delves into the preparation of territories as hosts of new nuclear facilities. The panelists will include testimonials from different European countries, including Finland, France, Netherlands and United Kingdom. Lessons learned from constructing and operating nuclear power plants and repositories will be drawn up to strengthen the recommendations of ECOSENS regarding the engagement of stakeholders in the process of nuclear policy development and implementation.

Panel discussion on SMRs in RICOMET

The panel discussion on “Public participation in decisions related to Small Modular nuclear Reactors (SMRs)”, will be organised on June 10 (16:00-17:35) in Ljubljana (Slovenia), in the framework of the European project ECOSENS (Economic and Social Considerations for...

ECOSENS Newsletter – No.1 – December 2023

ECOSENS Newsletter – No.1 – December 2023

Inside the issue ECOSENS first year Short news from WPs Deliverables and publications ECOSENS engagement opportunities ECOSENS first year Dr. Daniela Diaconu, RATEN, ECOSENS co-ordinator The ECOSENS project was conceived by specialists in social sciences and...

New ECOSENS deliverables available

Three new ECOSENS deliverables  representing the complete package of documents necessary for the assessment of the sustainability of nuclear energy to be carried out in the project are now available on the project webpage.They are reporting on: the methodology...

An ECOSENS Stakeholder Webinar Report is available

The ECOSENS project  continued stakeholder discussions this summer with consideration of the major drivers of energy demand. A webinar (as well as a short discussion at the ECOSENS Scientific Event) critically examined project assumptions on the state of energy demand...

First ECOSENS public event

The first ECOSENS Scientific Event entitled “Powering the Future Responsibly: Assessing the Sustainability of Nuclear Energy” was held on August 29 2023 in Dessel, Belgium back to back with RICOMET conference. It focused on the ECOSENS sustainability assessment...