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3rd European Radiological Protection Research Week (3rd ERPW2018) in Croatia

Prlić, Ivica; Surić Mihić, Marija; Pavelić, Luka; Veinović, Želimir; Mostečak, Ana
3rd European Radiological Protection Research Week (3rd ERPW2018) in Croatia // 12th International Conference of the Croatian Nuclear Society ; Nuclear Option for CO2 Free Energy Generation / Vrbanić, Ivan ; Šadek, SIniša ; Bašić, Ivica (ur.).
Zagreb: Croatian Nuclear Society, 2018. str. 141-143 (predavanje, domaća recenzija, cjeloviti rad (in extenso), znanstveni)

3rd European Radiological Protection Research Week (3rd ERPW2018) in Croatia

Prlić, Ivica ; Surić Mihić, Marija ; Pavelić, Luka ; Veinović, Želimir ; Mostečak, Ana

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Radovi u zbornicima skupova, cjeloviti rad (in extenso), znanstveni

12th International Conference of the Croatian Nuclear Society ; Nuclear Option for CO2 Free Energy Generation / Vrbanić, Ivan ; Šadek, SIniša ; Bašić, Ivica - Zagreb : Croatian Nuclear Society, 2018, 141-143


12th International Conference of the Croatian Nuclear Society ; Nuclear Option for CO2 Free Energy Generation

Mjesto i datum
Zadar, Hrvatska, 3-6.06.2018

Vrsta sudjelovanja

Vrsta recenzije
Domaća recenzija

Ključne riječi

The Institute for Medical Research and Occupational Health, Zagreb (IMROH) will for the first time host and organise the international multidisciplinary meeting that has for the past ten years been held among the European research community with the aim of promoting research from the field of radiation protection ; use of ionising radiation in medicine, industry, research and everyday life with particular focus on investigating the impact of that radiation on the quality of life ; and the education of young researchers through promoting general awareness regarding radiation protection (Radiation Protection Culture – ALARA). In its 1990 Recommendations [1], the ICRP introduced the current wording of the optimisation principle, known as the “ALARA” principle – As Low as Reasonably Achievable. The acronym “ALARA” has been used for more than 20 years by radiation protection professionals. It is considered that the two expressions – optimisation of radiation protection and ALARA - are synonymous and interchangeable [2]. ALARA culture is at the heart of radiation protection culture and is based on the hypothesis of a linear dose-effect relationship without a threshold for stochastic effects. It should result in attitudes and behaviours of individuals and organisations, which are always committed to searching for an acceptable level of risk taking into account societal and economic factors. The need to further develop and disseminate ALARA culture comes at a time when there is an increase of the awareness of risk, a constant development of scientific knowledge about radiation health effects [3], the introduction of new exposure situations, and an increase in the number of applications of ionising radiations. This will be the tenth meeting to have in its foundation the ALARA principle as well as origin in the MELODI European research platform (, of which IMROH is a regular member and has a representative in the Governing Board. As the MELODI platform was joined by four more research platforms – ALLIANCE (, EURADOS ( ; NERIS ( and EURAMED ( – their representatives decided to also combine the public presentation of research efforts within the European research community, especially through Horizon 2020 project mechanisms like ongoing CONCERT joint research project (, which is why the first European Radiological Protection Week was initiated in 2016 in Oxford (United Kingdom). The following Week was held in Paris in 2017 in cooperation with the International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP)( CONCERT - European Joint Programme for the Integration of Radiation Protection Research’ under Horizon 2020 [4] is operating as an umbrella structure for the research initiatives jointly launched by the radiation protection research platforms MELODI [5], ALLIANCE, NERIS and EURADOS. Based on the platform SRAs and joint programming, CONCERT will develop research priorities, align them with priorities from participating Member States and will seek further input from society and stakeholders. It will reach out to engage the wider scientific community in its projects, aiming to answer the needs in radiation protection for the public, occupationally exposed people, patients in medicine, and the environment. To reach its goals, CONCERT has seven Work Packages each of which will focus on each of the key directions. The WP’s are already established. IMROH is a member of CONCERT consortium and has the role of national PoM (Program Manager) for Radiation Protection research. This year, IMROH has been given the honour of organising the Third European Radiological Protection research Week from 1 to 5 October 2018 in Rovinj, Croatia. We expect over 350 active participants from all over the EU, especially young people. We have also invited a large number of relevant young scientists from other corners of the world. The aforementioned meeting is currently being advertised and promoted at Within the opening ceremony, we expect to receive support from all interested parties in the Republic of Croatia that will stress the dedication of Croatia’s research capacities to the educational growth of young researchers and professionals from all fields of science dealing in fission and fusion and especially fields that focus on studying impact on living beings, evolutional models, and people’s social behaviour. It is important to highlight that all projects from Horizon 2020 linked to EURATOM Horizon 2020 for the period leading up to 2020 (and 2021-2025) take place within and in cooperation among EU research institutions that make up the abovementioned platforms and for the EU research community. IMROH is an active stakeholder in this community. The main conference plenary topics will be: Individual Radiosensitivity ; Monitoring Strategies ; Artificial Intelligence (covered by Socail Sciencies and Humanities) ; New Operational Units in Radiation Protection (quantities and general legal aspects) ; Risk Assessment and uncertainties (including Risk Perception and Communication) ; followed by relevant research topics evaluated by the platforms. Details will be published at web pages of the Third ERPW which includes MELODI platform workshop and is supported by ALLIANCE ; EURADOS ; NERIS ; EURMED platforms and Horizon 2020 projects like CONCERT and other. To further supplement the planned activities, we plan to hold a workshop/educational module in two modes ; one interactive exhibition module to indicate the necessity for a scientific approach to accidents caused by radioactivity and possible contaminations (IMROH’s field vehicle containing the necessary equipment and professionals will be at the location throughout the duration of the meeting) ; and another about the knowledges vital to quickly and efficiently drafting risk assessments on unforeseen situations or already existing exposure of people biota (environments) to ionising radiation from unnatural radionuclide concentrations in air, soil, and water. The working titles of the workshops/modules are: ERICA assessment tool – an advanced risk analyses and Accidental and emergency approach to radiological accidents. Furthermore, we also plan to hold a workshop from the scientific field of social sciences (SSH – Social Sciences and Humanities Ionizing Radiation Research) along with public perception through “Radiation Protection Culture” (ALARA) within the European research initiative with the main research topics: a) the understanding of ionizing radiation concepts, risks, and uncertainty by different stakeholders (e.g. practitioners, patients, local population), in the context of medical exposures, industrial applications and natural radiation. This includes amplifier effects of practitioner’s knowledge ; b) the interplay of psychological aspects associated with radioactivity, social environment and radiation protection behaviours. The SSH workshop will be held under the sponsorship of the project ENGAGE - ENhancinG stAkeholder participation in the GovernancE of radiological risks for improved radiation protection and informed decision-making ; ( and RICOMET - Social and ethical aspects of decision-making in radiological risk situations ( and some other. [1] ICRP, 1991. Recommendations of the International Commission on Radiological Protection. ICRP Publication 60, Ann. ICRP 21 (1–3). [2] ICRP, 1985. A Compilation of the Major Concepts and Quantities in Use by ICRP. ICRP Publication 42. Ann. ICRP 14 (4). [3] UNSCEAR, 2010. 2008 Report to the General Assembly with Scientific Annexes. vol I. Effects of Ionizing Radiation, United Nations. New York. [4] CONCERT - [5] MELODI -

Izvorni jezik

Rad je izrađen u skolpu projekta programa EURATOM-HORIZON 2020 ; CONCERT, 662287, COFOUND EJP-Topic:NFRP2014-2015 (CONCERT-European Joint Programme for the Integration of Radiation Protection Research)-

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