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The International Framework For Nuclear Energy Cooperation

IFNEC Conferences and Workshops

Posted on July 09, 2019

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.

Activities held in 2019

IFNEC week – Beijing – China (June 2019):

Mr Shi Lishan, SG Vice-Chair for China, and the China National Energy Administration hosted the working group and Steering Group meetings at the China National Convention Centre in Beijing on 24-25 June 2019.

The IDWG meeting addressed the topic of export controls as an enabler of nuclear cooperation, and gathered experts from the US, China, Russia, UAE and Kenya as well as from the IAEA, the Nuclear Suppliers Group and Pillsbury. The NSCCEG meeting discussed best practices in developing safety culture, with presentations from the Chinese and French regulators, as well as from Rosatom with a focus on the Roopur project in Bangladesh. During the Steering Group meeting, governance aspects and future activities were discussed.

On 26 June the Chinese National Energy Administration held a forum on nuclear energy development and public communication where the IFNEC Steering Group Chair, Julián Gadano, was invited to provide opening remarks. During the afternoon, the IFNEC members were invited on a technical visit to the China Institute of Atomic Energy (CIAE).


To view the materials of the SG meeting, click here (available for IFNEC members only).

Click here to view the materials of the IDWG meeting (Password-protected resource library, for IFNEC members).

IFNEC members can see the NSCCEG materials clicking here.


RNFSWG at the IAEA International Conference on the Management of Spent Fuel from Nuclear Power Reactors – Vienna – Austria (June 2019)

The Reliable Nuclear Fuel Services Working Group was invited to present a paper on the concept of multinational repositories at the Conference on the Management of Spent Fuel 2019. 

Co Chair Tomaž Žagar made a presentation on the paper entitled "Development of the Multinational Repository Concept: Exploring alternative approaches to financing a multinational repository" at the International Conference on the Management of Spent Fuel from Nuclear Power Reactors: Learning from the Past, Enabling the Future which took place at the IAEA Headquarters, in Vienna on 24–28 June 2019. 

The paper will be published in the IAEA conference proceedings. To see more details on the Conference please click here, to view the agenda click here


IDWG workshop on "Nuclear Energy Beyond Electricity" – Warsaw – Poland (September 2019):

The Infrastructure Development Working Group co-Chairs, Alex Burkart and Zbigniew Kubacki chaired a workshop on "nuclear energy beyond electricity generation" which was held at the Ministry of Energy of Poland, in Warsaw.

Click here to view the materials of the workshop


IFNEC Week – Washington DC – USA (November 2019):

12 November:

RNFSWG Working Group meeting. To view the related materials, please access the password protected resource library. (available for IFNEC members). 

Steering Group meeting. To view the related materials, please access the password protected website.


13 NovemberExecutive Committee meeting. Download the Joint Statement, access other meeting materials (IFNEC members only)


13-14 NovemberIFNEC Global Ministerial Conference "Bringing the World SMRs and Advanced Nuclear". 

Click here to view the presentations and conference material. 


Upcoming Meetings
WMS 2020 Panel - Focus on history and status of MNR cooperative engagement

March 8, 2020

Joint NEA/IFNEC WS on Innovating Financing for Nuclear

April 6, 2020

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