IFNEC
The International Framework For Nuclear Energy Cooperation
IFNEC Conferences and Workshops

The International Framework for Nuclear Energy Cooperation provides a forum for cooperation among participating states to explore mutually beneficial approaches to ensure the use of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes proceeds in a manner that is efficient and meets the highest standards of safety, security and non-proliferation. Participating states would not give up any rights and voluntarily engage to share the effort and gain the benefits of economical, peaceful nuclear energy.

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2018 Meetings:

On 11 December, 2018, the RNFSWG held a workshop on “Approaches for Financing a Multinational Repository” at the OECD Conference Centre in Paris. All the presentations are available here

The IFNEC Week took place on 12-15 November, 2018 and it was held in Tokyo, Japan. For information on the WG meetings, please access the password protected Recourse Library.

13-14 November, 2018, a co-sponsored IFNEC – NICE Future initiative Conference on “Challenges and Opportunities Facing Nuclear Energy in an Energy Transitions Context” was held in Tokyo, Japan. To view the programme and presentations click here.

The NSCCEG met on 5 July, 2018 at the Embassy and Permanent Mission of the Argentine Republic to the International Organizations in Vienna. To view the related files, please click here (password protected website)

The IDWG hosted a workshop on “New Challenges Facing Nuclear Regulators” which was held at the NEA Headquarters, in France on 28-29 May, 2018. To see the presentations please click here.

The Steering Group held its meeting at the NEA Headquarters in France, on 30 May, 2018. To access the documents and presentations, please access the Members Area.

 

Our Mission:

The International Framework for Nuclear Energy Cooperation provides a forum for cooperation among participating states to explore mutually beneficial approaches to ensure the use of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes proceeds in a manner that is efficient and meets the highest standards of safety, security and non-proliferation. Participating states would not give up any rights and voluntarily engage to share the effort and gain the benefits of economical, peaceful nuclear energy.

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IFNEC News and Updates
2019 IFNEC Meetings
Posted on Feb 14, 2019

2019 Upcoming IFNEC Meetings will be held:

Beijing - China (June 2019):

24 June (Monday): ½ IDWG, ½ NSCCEG

25 June (Tuesday): Steering Group

26 June (Wednesday): Technical Visit

Washington DC – USA (November 2019):

12 November (Tuesday):    Working Group meetings & abbreviated Steering Group meeting

13 November (Wednesday):    Executive Committee meeting

14-15 November (Thursday-Friday): IFNEC International Summit on SMRs and Advanced Nuclear

2018 IFNEC Week
Posted on Nov 19, 2018

IFNEC members met in Tokyo on 12-15 November 2018, for a series of meetings that brought together experts from 22 member countries, and four international observer organisations (OECD/NEA, IAEA, Euratom and the Generation IV International Forum). On 12 November, a joint meeting of the Infrastructure Development Working Group and the Nuclear Supplier and Customer Countries Engagement Group, focused on nuclear safety, safety culture and the importance of training, and included speakers from NEA, IAEA, WANO, as well as from China, France, Japan, Kenya and Russia. The most attended meeting was a conference jointly sponsored by IFNEC and the Nuclear Innovation Clean Energy Future (NICE Future) initiative, entitled “Challenges and Opportunities Facing Nuclear Energy in an Energy Transitions Context”.

This conference, which took place on 13-14 November, attracted more than 130 experts from IFNEC member countries as well as industry and Non-Governmental Organisations, and covered topics such as the role of nuclear energy in low carbon scenarios, electricity markets, financing, non-electric applications of nuclear energy, innovation, and communication and stakeholder involvement. The Steering Group, which oversees the work of IFNEC and its working groups and is led by Julian Gadano of Argentina, held a short meeting on 14 November afternoon, to discuss the revised version of IFNEC’s Governance document, including the nomination of new candidates for the Vice-Chair positions, and to agree on the work to be carried out in 2019. The Executive Committee, the ministerial-level meeting of IFNEC representatives, chaired by Japan, took place on 15 November, and was opened by Minister Takuya opened the meeting. After a keynote lecture from Dr. Yoshiaki Oka, Chairman of the Japanese Atomic Energy Commission, the Executive Committee approved the updated version of the IFNEC governance and the nomination of new Steering Group Vice-Chairs from Kenya, Mr Collins Juma, the Russian Federation, Mr Vladimir Artiskyuk and the United States, Ms. Suzanne Jaworowski. Mr Fumizaku Sato was also confirmed as a new Vice-Chair representing Japan. The Executive Committee also approved the budget of the Technical Secretariat, operated by the NEA, and issued a Joint Statement available here.

NSCCEG Meeting
Posted on Jun 5, 2018

NSCCEG meeting on 5 July 2018, was hosted by the permanent Argentinean delegation in Vienna, following the IAEA INPRO Dialogue Forum on Sustainable Supply Chains.

For more information, please access the Resource Library.

IFNEC IDWG Workshop on "New Challenges Facing Regulators"
Posted on Mar 26, 2018

The Infrastructure Development Working Group held a workshop on “New challenges facing nuclear regulators” in Boulogne-Billancourt, France on May 28-29.

To access the presentations click here.