Pascale KÜNZI, Switzerland
Sigrid EECKHOUT, Belgium|
Jo-Ann FACELLA, Canada
Nuria PRIETO SERRANO, Spain
David BRAZIER, United Kingdom
Christopher MARKLEY, United States
|Member(s):||All NEA member countries|
Under the NEA Statute
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)|
|Date of creation:||01 August 2000|
|End of mandate:||31 December 2022|
Mandate (Document reference):
Mandate (Document extract):
Extract from document NEA/RWM/FSC/M(2020)2/FINAL
Because of changes in society’s decision-making environment and heightened public sensitivity to all matters connected with environmental protection, nuclear power, radioactivity and especially radioactive waste, any decision regarding whether, when and how to implement waste management solutions and how to complete the decommissioning processes will typically require thorough public examination and the involvement of relevant stakeholders. The involvement of stakeholders is becoming increasingly important as countries are continuing or starting decommissioning projects and as they start to develop their strategic choices for long-term radioactive waste management, and/or move towards siting and developing final repositories. Since the decision-making process and avenues for stakeholders’ involvement differ from country to country, it is important to identify similarities and differences, understand the key concerns of various stakeholders and develop means to interact effectively with the different audiences.
Description and composition
The Forum on Stakeholder Confidence (FSC) supports the Radioactive Waste Management Committee (RWMC) and the Committee on Decommissioning and Legacy Management (CDLM) by:
The FSC is a discipline-oriented working group and is composed of representatives of national organisations with responsibility, overview and experience in the field of building stakeholders’ confidence. Participation of RWMC and CDLM members or that of members of other NEA subsidiary bodies dealing with societal issues in the FSC is a good means to enhance the co-ordination of the work of the FSC with that of the RWMC, CDLM and other working parties.
The objectives of the FSC are as follows:
Methods of working
The FSC shall establish: (i) a highly task-oriented working programme to identify resources and schedules for the issues at hand; (ii) expert groups and/or task groups and workshops can be envisaged, as appropriate; (iii) means to review the working programme and the effectiveness of the FSC.
Communication within the group takes place through at least one yearly plenary meeting. The plenary meeting will be devoted to:
Duration of the mandate
By the current document, this mandate will expire 31 December 2022 as approved by the RWMC and CDLM respectively on 4 February 2020.