ENER/D3/2022-105: Review and Analysis of BSS Provisions

This call aims to achieve a review and analysis of the transposition and implementation of the basic safety standards (BSS) provisions for radiation protection experts (RPEs), radiation protection officers (RPOs), and medical physics experts (MPEs) in EU Member States.

The Euratom Treaty empowers the European Atomic Energy Community to establish uniform basic safety standards to protect the health of workers and the general public against dangers arising from ionising radiations. To this end, a comprehensive set of European radiation protection legislation was developed ensuring the highest level of radiation protection for members of the public, workers and patients. In 2013, this legislative framework was modernised and consolidated by adopting Council Directive 2013/59/Euratom, which introduced a number of new and strengthened requirements, the transposition and implementation of which is currently being undertaken by
EU Member States.

The objective of this study is to review and assess in detail the transposition and implementation of the requirements for RPEs, RPOs and MPEs of the BSS Directive (Council Directive 2013/59), in the EU-27 Member States and in the United Kingdom, Norway and Switzerland. This study is intended to be an essential part of the transposition and conformity checks. It shall have a particular focus on the practical implementation of the Articles, providing for the definition, roles and responsibilities, as well as education, training, and retraining of RPE, RPO and MPE as well as the detailed arrangements for their recognition.

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