ENEN2plus - Building European Nuclear Competence through continuous Advanced and Structured Education and Training Actions

ID Call: HORIZON-EURATOM-2021-NRT-01-13 Towards a European nuclear competence area


Sapienza's role in the project: Affiliated entity

Scientific supervisor for Sapienza: Gianfranco Caruso

Department: Astronautical, Electrical and Energy Engineering



Project start date: June 1, 2022

Project end date: May 31, 2026


 Project abstract:

Nuclear power and non-power technologies are technically very complex facilities that operate in the increasingly challenging regulatory framework and market conditions. Development, construction, operation, decommissioning, waste management and oversight of these facilities require personnel with excellent education, skills and motivation: nuclear specialists, that are equipped to work in multidisciplinary, multicultural and competitive environments. ENEN# stands for the largest and most integrative nuclear Education and Training (E&T) efforts up to date. Attraction of excellent new talents followed by outstanding development through E&T, and cross-cultural and cross-disciplinary activities are the overarching objectives. An excellent workforce should remain the basic enabler of safe long-term operation of existing and development of advanced facilities. A detailed insight into the EU supply and demand of nuclear human resources for power and non-power applications will be developed. This will include industries, academia, technical safety organizations and regulators. A higher number of nuclear talents will be achieved through dedicated career-related events and competitions for high school pupils and teachers, students (BSc, MSC, PhD), postdocs and lifelong learners. A strong mobility program will support over 100 person-years of nuclear career-enhancing experience to about 1,000 learners with over 2,5 million EUR. Cross-border and cross-disciplinary mobility within and beyond the EU will be promoted in cooperation with JRC, OECD/NEA and partners from USA, China, Korea and Japan. A single hub will be established to provide information on available educational, training and job opportunities. Appropriate connections with the complementary NRT-12 project facilitating access to research infrastructures will be maintained. A centralized platform with coherent information on vocational training programs, developed during the project, will be established.

Sapienza is involved (2 ppm), as an affiliated entity of CIRTEN (Intra-University Consortium for Nuclear Technology Research), in the Work Package 3 -ENHANCING NUCLEAR COMPETENCES: CONTINUOUS E&T PROGRAMS: the analysis and benchmarking of existing E&T programs provided by other European projects and the development of E&T materials for new themes according to the needs; the organization of events for BSc/MSc/PhD students; the revision of existing EU strategy for E&T in nuclear.


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