National Panels

The discussion panels are introduced in order to establish and assay the process of national dialogue with stakeholders during the transition to recovery in generic contamination scenarios.

The general approach to engage the stakeholders in the national panels is:

  • A “question-driven” table top exercise to be conducted individually by each participating country (national panel).
  • Simulating an intervention scenario from an accidental release in a Nuclear Power Plant (NPP), based in the contamination pattern monitored after the source term has been controlled and all the contamination has been deposited.
  • Focussed in the consequence management and the post-emergency preparedness for the long term recovery to carry on during the transition phase.

The main objective of the panels is to incorporate the views of the stakeholders in the governance of the exposure situation, taking into account the inherent uncertainties on the knowledge of the real consequences of a contaminated scenario, the strategies to be implemented and the potential socioeconomic impact on the affected population. The panels should provide an opportunity to identify the way of establishing a comprehensive adapted system to deal with this type of exposure situations, providing guidance and tools.

The panels will be composed of experts and representatives of stakeholders groups, covering the three broad categories defined as:

  • Stakeholders directly involved in the post-emergency planning and management of the transition phase: representatives of Government institutions, agencies or companies directly involved in the management of the transition phase,
  • Others affected but not involved in such management: representatives of the population, producers, industries, marketers, directly affected,
  • Others unaffected but interested: experts with a high level of knowledge related to the subject or activity, but not directly affected by this type of situation

Two sessions per panel are foreseen:

  • First session, with open discussions, to select and refine the objectives, criteria and alternatives of interest for the national SH.
  • Second session, more structured, with the aim to get and prioritise SH preferences that should be incorporated in the multi-criteria decision-making (MCDA) by WP6.


  • National Panels involved in the study
  • Panels summary


1. IRSN/CEPN (France)

2. CIEMAT (Spain)

3. EPA (Ireland)

4. EEAE (Greece)

5. NRPA (Norway)

6. RIVM/RIKILT (The Netherlands)

7. SCK.CEN (Belgium)

8. VUJE (Slovakia)

9. APA/IST (Portugal)