Our partner ISCC has published a journal article from the INCLUDING project:
EU INCLUDING: Development of radiological- and nuclear training learning objectives
Prof. Friedrich STEINHÄUSLER
International Security Competence Centre GmbH (ISCC)
Kaiser Franz Josef-Ring 21, 2500 Baden, Austria
Globally, about 20 million consignments of radioactive material are transported each year on public roads, railways, aircraft, and ships. About 95% of radioactive consignments are not related to nuclear power. In 2016, a total of 143 incidents of nuclear or other radioactive materials was found to be outside of regulatory control, which occurred in 19 countries. On an international level risk assessment has to account for the potential threats due to millions of radioactive sources in use worldwide and hundreds of tons of military grade U/Pu not under IAEA safeguards. The European Union (EU) has tasked the INCLUDING project consortium to address this issue and create an innovative cluster for radiological and nuclear (RN) emergencies. INCLUDING will provide comprehensive training in the RN security sector. Thereby, know-how is enhanced for practitioners in this sector. An important part in this endeavor is the development of radiological- and nuclear training learning objectives. INCLUDING partners involved in this task (Work Package 4) represent companies, organisations and government agencies from Austria, Greece, Italy, Lithuania and Portugal. The task has four main objectives: (1) Harmonisation of RN education/training for EU first responders: (2) Identification of main problems in setting norms; (3) Developing a training matrix using revised BLOOM´s taxonomy; (4) Use of the methodology developed for Joint Actions and its application at INCLUDING Cluster Facilities in different EU Member States. The INCLUDING Work Package 4 members have analyzed the EU EDEN Training Matrix, identified gaps in accordance with NATO CBRN training standards related to civil-military cooperation. Furthermore, they analyzed 5 HORIZON 2020- and 9 FP7-SECURITY projects, and 97 RN training courses offered to the international community by NATO, 6 EU organisations, Qatar, US military- and civilian organisations, and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
This paper will present these results, which are being used to develop the basic structure for the Learning Objective Catalogue (LOC), comprised of multiple RN-related Learning Objectives for different threat scenarios.
Full article here