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ESARDA at a Glance

ESARDA is an association of European organisations formed to advance and harmonise research and development in the area of safeguards. It also provides a forum for the exchange of information and ideas between nuclear facility operators, safeguards authorities and persons engaged in research and development. ESARDA was formed in 1969 with the purpose of facilitating collaboration in R&D in the field of safeguards and in the application of such R&D to the safeguarding of source and special fissile materials.

More Information

32nd ESARDA Annual Meeting

4-6 May 2010, Luxembourg

The 2010 ESARDA Annual Meeting, to be held in Luxembourg, from 4 to 6 May 2010, will be a closed meeting, focusing on the “New Challenges in Nuclear Security”. Attendance will be by invitation to the ESARDA participants (Steering Committee, Executive Board and all Working Groups). Invitations will also be extended to the IAEA involved staff and representatives of nuclear related organisations from the EU member States, Switzerland and Norway.

Side meetings will be held on May 3rd (ESARDA Reflection Group 2010; ESARDA Steering Committee; INMM ISD meeting)

Presentations Luxembourg 2010

Final programme

Registration form
(fill in the file; to see the final version of your registration form, “print preview”, then email it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

To facilitate the practical organisation of the meeting, you are kindly requested to register before 26 April 2010.

All participants should make their own arrangements for accommodation
Some rooms have been blocked for us at the new 4* Melia hotel at a special rate of
€150 per night B & B. This new hotel is within walking distance of the conference
centre and has wonderful views over the city and the valley.
Interested delegates are advised to book early via www.melia.com mentioning ESARDA 2010.

Some useful information and links

Address of the European Commission Conference Centre :

Batiment Jean Monnet
Rue A. de Gasperi / Bd. K. Adenauer

City tourist office : http://www.lcto.lu/

Some hotels : http://www.lcto.lu/fr/hb/hebergement

Transport by bus : http://www.vdl.lu/Environnement%2Bet%2Bmobilite/Autobus/Horaires_%2Btrajets%2Bet%2Bplans.html

To reach Jean Monnet building from the airport: number 16
To reach Jean Monnet building from city / station: number 18

The agenda for this meeting includes:

    - Introductory presentations from the ESARDA President, from the EC DG TREN and JRC, IAEA;

    A plenary session involving all participants, to present the current “New Challenges in nuclear security” and open the debate by the Working Groups:

    - Reflection Group 2010;
    - Export Control;
    - Illicit Trafficking;
    - Fissile Material Cut-off Treaty;
    - Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty;

    Sessions of Working Groups;

    Joint sessions of Working Groups to explore synergies with regard to new safeguards approaches;

    A final plenary session:

    - to enable Working Groups to report on the findings of their discussions on future activities and interaction;
    - with a summary and closing remarks by the President.

    EC DG TREN will support the meeting through their involvement in each WG, bringing to the groups their experiences, needs and priorities for the future.