HERCA Working Groups, Task Forces and Networks

Working Groups (WG) are established by HERCA to address issues of common interest. HERCA Working Groups might evolve in time as a Working Group discontinues its activities when the mandate and work plan have been fulfilled.

Task Forces (TF) are established to address specific issues not covered by the scope or mandates of existing WGs and having in general a strategic or time constraint nature.

In some cases an internal network may prove more efficient than establishing a WG/TF, in particular where the sole purpose is exchange of information or maintaining contacts of a former WG/TF.

Also, HERCA can organize or support workshops in order to facilitate exchanges between HERCA members and eventually prepare recommendations on identified issues.

Currently, the following HERCA Working Groups, Task Forces and Networks are active:

HERCA Working Groups

HERCA Networks

  • Dose Passbook & Outside Workers
  • Collective Medical Doses
  • Transposition of Euratom BSS Directive

WG on Emergencies

Chairperson

Hannele Aaltonen, Finnish Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (STUK), Finland

Vice-Chairs

Wolfram Rother, Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), Germany

Alfredo Mozas Garcia, Spanish Nuclear Safety Council (CSN), Spain

Previous Chairperson

Georges Piller, Federal Nuclear Safety Inspectorate (ENSI), Switzerland

Patrick Majerus, Ministry of Health (MS), Luxembourg

Membership

48 experts and managers in nuclear safety, emergency preparedness and radiological protection from 26 European countries.

Observers: European Commission (EC), International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), World Health Organization (WHO) and the Nuclear Energy agency (NEA).

WG on Medical Applications

Chairperson

Mrs Aurélie ISAMBERT, Nuclear Safety Authority (ASN), France 

Co-Chairperson

Dr. Steve EBDON-JACKSON, Publich Health England (PHE), United-Kingdom

Previous chairperson

Dr. Jürgen GRIEBEL, Federal Office for Radiation Protection (BfS), Germany

Dr. Ritva BLY, Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (STUK), Finland

Membership

47 members from 28 countries.

Observers: European Commission (EC), International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), World Health Organization (WHO).

WG on Veterinary Applications

Chairperson

Mrs Jolien BERLAMONT, Federal Agency for Nuclear Control (FANC), Belgium

Membership

28 members from 20 countries. 

WG on Research and Industrial Sources and Practices

Chairperson

Mrs Dolores AGUADO-MOLINA, Nuclear Safety Council (CSN), Spain

Vice-Chairperson

Mr Santtu HELLSTEN, Finnish Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (STUK), Finland

Membership

31 members from 24 countries. 

Observer: European Commission (EC)

WG on Natural Radiation Sources

Chairperson

David Fenton, Environmental Protection Agency/Office of Radiological Protection (EPA/ORP), Ireland

Vice-Chairperson

Mrs Marta Garcia-Talavera San Miguel, Nuclear Safety Council (CSN), Spain

Membership

25 members from 16 countries

Observer: European Commission (EC)

WG on Education and Training in radiation protection

Chairperson

Mr Ton VERMEULEN, Authority for Nuclear Safety and Radiation Protection (ANVS), the Netherlands

Membership

14 members from 11 countries.