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Roundtable on the Aarhus Convention and Nuclear «TOWARDS NUCLEAR AND RADIATION SAFETY IN UKRAINE THROUGH MULTI-STAKEHOLDER DIALOGUE» will be held in Kyiv, Ukraine on February 21, 2013

 

National Roundtable on the Aarhus Convention and Nuclear

 

«TOWARDS NUCLEAR AND RADIATION SAFETY IN UKRAINE THROUGH MULTI-STAKEHOLDER DIALOGUE»

 

Kyiv, February 21, 2013

12, Hospitalna street, Kyiv, Ukraine

 

 

The event aims at establishing a permanent dialogue of stakeholders to develop an efficient policy ensuring nuclear and radiation safety in Ukraine. Participants – representatives of central and local government, NGOs, regulators, operators, media, and invited distinguished international experts – will discuss international and, in particular, European experience in taking measures to increase nuclear and radiation safety following the Chernobyl and Fukushima accidents, analyze situation with nuclear and radiation safety in Ukraine, discuss how to ensure proper public access to information and participation in decision-making in accordance to Aarhus Convention and best European practices, in particular regarding nuclear safety and preparedness to accidents. 

 

PROGRAMME

Draft  as of 18.02.13

 

 

09.30 – 10.00

Registration of participants

                                                    

10.00 – 10.20

ROUNDTABLE OPENING

Iryna Sekh, Head of the Parliamentary Committee for Environmental Policy, Nature Use and Liquidation of the Chernobyl Accident Consequences (tbc.)

Anna Golubovska-Onisimova, Chair of the Board UNENGO “MAMA-86”

Olena Mykolaychuk, Head of State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine

Frans Shneider, Deputy Ambassador of Swiss Confederation to Ukraine

 

10.20 – 12.00

SESSION 1.  NUCLEAR AND RADIATION SAFETY IN THE WORLD IN THE AFTERMATH OF THE FUKUSHIMA ACCIDENT

Moderator: Olena Mykolaychuk, Head of State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine

 

 

Discussion points:

-         Lessons learnt from Chernobyl and Fukushima: measures to improve nuclear safety in the European Union and the rest of the world

-         IAEA Nuclear Safety Action Plan and its implementation progress

-         Stress tests of nuclear power plants in the EU – main results

-         Emergency Preparedness of France in the context of Fukushima accident

-         Environmental Impact Assessment of constructing new power plants: international experience

 

Speakers:

-         Ganna Goraschenkova, Head of the International Cooperation and European Integration Department of the Nuclear Protection and International Cooperation Division, the State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine

-         Stanislav Sholomitsky, First Deputy Director of the State Scientific and Technical Centre for Nuclear and Radiation Safety

-         Michel Chouha, Representative of the Institute of Radiation and Nuclear Safety (ISRN, France) in Central and Eastern Europe

-         Tatyana Novikova, Nuclear energy expert of the “Ecodom” NGO (Belarus)

 

 

Discussion

 

 

Coffee break

 

12.20 13.45

SESSION 2. ENSURING NUCLEAR AND RADIATION SAFETY IN UKRAINE: KEY CHALLENGES

Moderator: Mykola Shteiberg, Head of the Reactor Safety Consultative Board of the State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine

 

 

Discussion points:

-         Nuclear and radiation safety during the life cycle of nuclear power production

-         The state of preparedness to possible accidents at domestic nuclear power plants 

-         Early warning systems and information exchange, as well as emergency preparedness in Ukrainian nuclear industry

-         Environmental Impact Assessment of new NPPs in Ukraine

 

 

Speakers:

-         Sergiy Bozhko, Director for Nuclear and Radiation Safety of the National Nuclear Energy Generating Company ENERGOATOM (NNEGC ENERGOATOM)

-         Borys Pryster, UAAS Academician, Chief Researcher of the Institute of NPPs Safety Issues of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine

-         Oleg Kryklyvets, Deputy Head of the Department of Emergency Preparedness and Response of the NNEGC ENERGOATOM

-         Taras Tretyak, Advisor to Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine, Espoo Convention Focal Point in Ukraine

 

Discussion

 

13.45 – 14:30

 

Lunch

14.30 – 16.00

SESSION 3:  EUROPEAN LEGISLATION AND PRACTICE OF AARHUS CONVENTION IMPLEMENTATION IN THE CONTEXT OF NUCLEAR INDUSTRY

Moderator: Anna Golubovska-Onisimova, Chair of the Board UNENGO “MAMA-86”

·           European Roundtable on the Aarhus Convention and Nuclear: major outcomes

·           EU and member-states’ legislation on transparency and public participation in decision-making in the nuclear sector

·           Good practices in Espoo and Aarhus Conventions implementation in the EU

·           Public information and participation in the nuclear on the local level – French experience

 

Speakers:

-         Philip Kearney, Chairman of the Aarhus Convention Task Force on Public Participation in Decision-Making

-         Gilles Herriard Dubreuil, Head of the ANCCLI Board, Director of MUTADIS (France)

-         Peter Mihok, researcher at the Centre for Science and Research, Matej Bel University in Banska Bystrytsa (Slovak Republic)

-         Coralie Pineau, Local Commission of Information in Gravelines (France)

 

Discussion

 

16.00 – 16:20

Coffee break

16:20 -  17:50

SESSION 4:  TOWARDS STAKEHOLDER DIALOGUE ON NUCLEAR AND RADIATION SAFETY IN UKRAINE

Moderator: Oleksiy Tolkachov, Head of Public Council of State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine

Discussion points:

·           The legal framework for access to information and public participation in decision-making concerning the nuclear sector safety  in Ukraine

·           The state of compliance with the Aarhus Convention in nuclear sector of Ukraine: a view from civil society

·           Possible mechanisms of communication and interaction between stakeholders

Speakers:

-         Taras Tretyak, Advisor to Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine, Espoo Convention Focal Point in Ukraine

-         Olga MelenZabramna, Head of the Legal Deprtment of the International Public Organisation “Environment – People – Law” (EPL)

-         Artur Denisenko, Energy programs experts of the National Environmental Centre of Ukraine

-         Vasyl Sydor, Mayor of Slavuta town, Khmelnysky region (tbc.)

-         Olga Kosharna, Association “Ukrainian Nuclear Forum”

 

17:50 – 18:00

WRAP-UP SESSION