Innovative Approaches for Nuclear Knowledge Transition within the European Union – M. Krusteva

The consequences of the three major accidents in nuclear energy, and in particular that of the Chernobyl nuclear
power plant in terms of their impact on nuclear energy regulation and the availability of staff for the nuclear energy are
discussed in this paper. The lack of common standards for evaluation of the safe operation of nuclear power plants in the
European Union (EU) has been demonstrated, as the main reason for this is the relatively large legal independence of EU
Member States compared to federations of a similar scale, such as Russia and the United States. Taking into account the
specificities of the EU as a union of independent states, it is proposed to evolutionary introduce common standards and
criteria for the safe operation of nuclear power plants through centralized e-learning platform that provides knowledge
and guidance on the basic concepts related to basics of this area. The available sources for feeding such platform with
knowledge are identified among the EU funded activities, approaches to expand it to the full range of necessary knowledge
are proposed. Contemporary distribution channels have been proposed to target the appropriate audiences, taking into
account the interests of the youth and the convenience of well-established professionals. The benefits of the proposed
approach for knowledge transfer at European level have been identified.

Keywords: common legislation, knowledge transition, nuclear safety, cyber learning.