We work with experts at the international level
The preparation of a deep geological repository requires the input of international experience and knowledge. We are, therefore, actively involved in international research projects in cooperation with EURATOM and other organisations. SÚRAO representatives are members of the permanent committee of the Atomic Energy Agency in Paris (NEA-OECD) and also actively work together with the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna.
The European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom) addresses principally nuclear research and safety issues. The Community was founded on 25 March 1957 in Rome on the basis of the Treaty of Rome (which entered into force on 1 January 1958). Although Euratom is an independent organisation, it is fully integrated into the structures of the European Union.
Cooperation between the various EURATOM member states includes working together on issues concerning the disposal of radioactive waste. We propose and conduct research aimed at building knowledge on the behaviour of radionuclides and their reaction to various materials. The mutual exchange of knowledge and experience, as well as the conducting of practical research, development and experimentation, serve to deepen the level of trust at the European level with respect both to professionals and the general public.
Bilateral cooperation focuses on establishing and maintaining contacts concerned with the research and implementation of radioactive waste disposal with a number of European and non-European countries. Cooperation is in place with:
Furthermore, negotiations are underway aimed at establishing closer cooperation between SÚRAO and nuclear waste organisations in the so-called V4 + 4 countries (Hungary, Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Poland (V4) and Romania, Bulgaria, Slovenia and Croatia).