NFRP-2019-2020-12: Further integrating Radiation Protection research in the EU

Type of action: RIA Research and Innovation action
Deadline Model: single-stage
Planned opening date: 15 May 2019
Deadline: 25 September 2019 17:00:00 Brussels time

Specific Challenge:

Protecting people and the environment from the potentially harmful effects of ionising radiation remains a challenge in the context of expanding practices involving radiation in the EU, notably in the medical sector. It is also important for the harmonisation of EU planning of response to a potential radioactive contamination of territories, taking into account post-accident and existing situations of naturally occurring radioactive material. It remains important for the management of radioactive waste, for the safe implementation of nuclear installations’ decommissioning. Scientific knowledge on which norms are based and adopted is progressing through the accumulation of knowledge on the effects of low-dose ionising radiation on peoples’ health and the environment. Complexity of data handling, interpretation and exploitation requires a multidisciplinary approach of the field that includes radiobiology, dosimetry in specific fields, epidemiology, radioecology, radiation-based imaging and therapeutic techniques, emergency preparedness and human science and society.

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