In 2017, the International Atomic Energy Agency is planning to conduct a large-scale Level 3 Convention Exercise that is based on a scenario involving a severe nuclear emergency at a nuclear power plant. Based on the strong commitment and support of the main partner organizations of the Hungarian Atomic Energy Authority, expressed by the Director General of the National Directorate General for Disaster Management and of the Director General of the Paks Nuclear Power Plant Hungary applies for hosting the ConvEx-3 (2017) Exercise.
The membership application of the Centre for Energy Research of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences was also supported by the Hungarian Atomic Energy Authority.
In 2013 the Council of the European Union approved a new radiation protection directive, which have to be transposed into the national legislation of the Member States by 2018. The national legislative bodies and the competent regulatory authorities have a major challenge in this regard, so the European Commission decided to closely follow the implementation , and provides legal and technical support to the EU Member States.
The Hungarian Atomic Energy Authority applied for membership back in 2014, in order to prepare for the licensing of new NPP units in Hungary. HAEA gets full membership after this approval.
In October 2015 within the framework of the two-week drafting school in Vienna, the International Atomic Energy Agency (hereinafter referred as IAEA) provided legal and technical assistance to 11 countries including our country. The IAEA experts together with the participants reviewed the draft legislation on radiation protection and nuclear safety focused on how they are in compliance with the IAEA requirements and recommendations, as well as with the required elements to be included.