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 Education and Training in radiation protection

Chairperson

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

Secretariat

Barbara Haijer-Godthelp, Authority for Nuclear Safety and Radiation Protection (ANVS), the Netherlands

Membership

19 members from 16 countries.

Observer: European Commission (EC)

 

WG on Emergencies

Chairperson

Gareth Thomas, Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR), the UK

Vice-Chairs

Veronica Smith, Environmental Protection Agency/Office of Radiation Protection & Environmental Monitoring (EPA/ORM), Ireland

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

Secretariat

Patrick Majerus, Ministry of Health (MS), Luxembourg

Previous Chairperson

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

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

Patrick Majerus, Ministry of Health (MS), Luxembourg

Membership

54 experts and managers in nuclear safety, emergency preparedness and radiological protection from 29 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

Alexandra Karoussou-Schreiner, Ministry of Health (MS), Luxembourg

Co-Chairperson

Barbara Haijer-Godthelp, Authority for Nuclear Safety and Radiation Protection (ANVS), the Netherlands

Secretariat

Katrien Van Slambrouck, Federal Agency for Nuclear Control (FANC), Belgium

Previous chairperson

Aurélie ISAMBERT, Nuclear Safety Authority (ASN), France

Steve EBDON-JACKSON, Public Health England (PHE), UK 

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

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

Membership

51 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 Natural Radiation Sources

Chairperson

Jelena Mrdakovic, Norwegian Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (DSA), Norway

Vice-Chairperson

 

Previous chairperson

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

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

Membership

30 members from 20 countries

 

WG on Research and Industrial Sources and Practices

Chairperson

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

Vice-Chairperson

David Nicholson, Environmental Agency (EA), the UK

Previous chairperson

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

Membership

32 members from 25 countries. 

Observer: European Commission (EC)

 

WG on Veterinary Applications

Chairperson

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

Secretariat

Peter Kaidin Frederiksen and Tina Hybertz Andersen, Danish Health Authority, Radiation Protection (SIS), Denmark

Membership

25 members from 20 countries.