Nuclear Risk Communication Training Course - 2022 edition
About the course

- Registration for the 2022 course is closed -

This training course focused on communicating risk on a daily basis. Its aim was to improve the effectiveness of risk communication in order to enhance public understanding.

Over three days participants interacted with communication experts and technical professionals working in nuclear energy organisations to learn the fundamentals of risk communication.


E-learning (Pre-work)

  • Introduction to nuclear and radiological risks
  • Risk communication vs. crisis communication

Session 1:  Why is risk communication important for nuclear organisations?

  • Overview of risk communication objectives and challenges, and definitions of its components
  • How audiences use information
  • How to assess risk perceptions
  • How to build trust

Session 2: The art of effective risk communication

  • Identifying your target audiences
  • The importance of simple and clear language
  • Designing a risk communication strategy
  • Implementing a risk communication plan
  • Evaluating your strategy and plan

Session 3: The techniques, practical implementation and specific challenges

  • Techniques, tools and channels in nuclear and radiological risk communication
  • What journalists need
  • Countering rumours, conspiracy theories and fake news in the misinformation landscape
  • How to handle public meetings in an effective manner
  • Case study
  • Working together: communicators working with technical staff, management and other staff members within their organisation
  • Preparation and presentation of Final Project

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Who should take this course?
  • Professionals working in nuclear regulatory organisations, technical scientific support organisations, agencies for radioactive waste management and other related governmental organisations responsible for communicating or engaging with the public and decision makers, about nuclear and radiological risks and associated topics.
Registration and admission process
  • Registration fee (payable on acceptance): EUR 300
  • Participant numbers were limited to 35-45, with selection based on a number of factors that aim to assemble a diverse representation of nationality, gender, professional background, motivation (among others).

- Registration for the 2022 course is closed -

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