NEA Global Forum Working Groups
Ongoing
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The working groups are comprised of experts from primarily academic institutions and other relevant stakeholders from NEA member and non-member countries.   

They will conduct studies and analyses in work areas related to the future of the nuclear sector, with particular focus on educational and human capital issues. Outputs may include internal discussion documents, topical workshops, published white papers, journal articles, editorials, and policy papers.  Each working group will develop a yearly work plan and will contribute to the Global Forum Programme of Work.

The working group (WG) publications, alongside other outputs of the groups will be formally reviewed and approved by the Council of Advisors.

Criteria for WG membership:

  • Working group members are recommended by countries, self-nomination based on specific interest in a particular working area, or by the Council of Advisors and the NEA Secretariat. As listed in OECD Global Forum Regulations, members must be invited by the Secretariat to participate in Global Forum meetings. And as listed in Global Forum guidelines interested parties must be approved by Global Forum working group co-chairs before participating in any meetings as members.

The size of Working Groups may vary, but should not exceed 20 members. It is important the membership to be as inclusive as possible.

Members will include:

  • Academics
  • International organisation, partners and networks representatives
  • Young generation representatives
  • Foundations/private companies
  • Other representatives from organisations and networks within the defined scope of the Global Forum

The WG members will remain in place for a minimum of two years and maximum six years.

The Council of Advisors decided to establish initially four working groups to be dedicated to the respective areas of work:

Areas of work

  • Achieving gender equity in the nuclear engineering and technology and academic workforces
  • Defining the future of nuclear engineering education
  • Rethinking the relationship between nuclear energy and society 
  • Identifying ways of revitalizing innovation in the nuclear sector to improve the future competitiveness of nuclear energy