International training networks
Sogin, through Radwaste Management School, develops a training network with leading international operators, confirming it as the leading Italian company in the foreign business linked to the closure of the nuclear power cycle.
Internationally, the RMS has organized courses on the management of radioactive waste in emerging countries from the nuclear point of view, such as Vietnam, and on decommissioning and radioactive waste management activities, such as Taiwan.
With the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, the School has in fact organized in 2015 a workshop on the management of radioactive waste addressed to a delegation from Vietnam composed of members of the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) and of the Vietnamese Atomic Energy Institute (VINATOM). Significant contributions to the course were provided by ISIN, CE (JRC-ISPRA), ENEA, Sapienza University of Rome and the University of Pisa.
In 2016 a training course was held at a delegation of experts from Taiwan Power Company (Taipower) and Atomic Energy Council (AEC) to discuss in the field about the various managerial, engineering and technological challenges related to the Boiling Water Reactor (BWR) industry, similar to that of the Caorso nuclear power plant.
The RMS has collaborated with the Milan Polytechnic for the provision in 2018 of a three-week course on the management of radioactive waste to representatives of the safety authority and nuclear operators of the Chinese Republic under the “Cooperation program for environmental protection” established between Italy and China.
The School has also participated for several years in the International Summer School on Nuclear Decommissioning and Waste Management organized by the Joint Reserch Center - European Commission together with IAEA, University of Milan and Italian Radiation Protection Association (IRPA - AIRP).
Following this participation, Sogin is a partner in the European ELINDER Project (European Learning Initiatives for Nuclear Decommissioning and Environmental Remediation), sponsored by the European Union Joint Research Centers. The objective of this Project is to qualify the professionals who work in the field of decommissioning and waste management in disused European nuclear plants.
RMS teachers are also involved in training programs sponsored by the European Union. In the past they have delivered specific courses in Kaunas in Lithuania on the following topics: “Overview of financing and securitization of funds for decommissioning and waste management” and “Completion of decommissioning and termination of license”.