European Technical Safety Organisations Network (ETSON) every month publishes a newsletter from it’s member organizations. In this month’s edition of the ETSON newsletter, you will find three articles prepared by the Lithuanian Energy Institute:
What is ETSON?
Technical safety organisations, or TSO, play an important role in nuclear safety and security. Their main task is to provide competent, reliable and impartial technical expertise to the nuclear regulatory body of their respective country. Furthermore, many TSO strongly engage in furthering the state of science and technology by conducting research and development (R&D), thus providing both the knowledge and the analytic tools needed to ensure a high level of safety and security in the nuclear field.
Founded in 2006 and being an independent legal entity since 2011, the European Technical Safety Organisations Network (ETSON) serves as a common platform to its member organisations
* to form a suitable forum for voluntary exchanges on safety analyses and R&D in the field of nuclear safety by sharing experiences and exchanging technical and scientific opinions,
* to contribute to fostering the convergence of technical nuclear safety practices within the European Union and beyond,
* to further the planning of nuclear safety research programmes and facilitate their implementation,
* to facilitate the application of the European directive on nuclear safety, and
* work together in safety assessment and research projects funded separately and organised by the respective members in dedicated consortia. Each ETSON member organisation commits itself to a set of jointly agreed basic values.