With the participation of the Czech, Hungarian, Slovak and Slovenian nuclear authorities, the usual annual quadrilateral meeting was held in Ptuj, Slovenia, on 3-4 April. The Hungarian delegation was led by Mr Szabolcs Hullán, Deputy Director General of the Hungarian Atomic Energy Authority.
The Hungarian Atomic Energy Authority hosted the TC Europe Regional Workshop of the International Atomic Energy Agency on Safety Culture from 29 to 30 March, 2019. The participants of the event focused on the different aspects of the Management, Leadership and Culture for Radiation Safety (how to set up, develop and integrate it with other management systems such as the quality management system and labour safety system).
Between 25-29 March, 2019, four experts of the Belorussian nuclear regulatory body visited the Hungarian Atomic Energy Authority; two of them received information about the practical experiences of regulatory inspections and the nuclear safety regime of Hungary, the other two experts listened to presentations about the safety culture, the human resource management and the quality management systems of HAEA.
The delegation of the Serbian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency, led by its chairman, Mr Sladjan Velinov, paid a visit to Hungary from 25 to 27 March, 2019 and was received by Mr Szabolcs Hullán, Deputy Director General of the Hungarian Atomic Energy Authority. The main topics of the discussion included the radioactive waste management policy and programme.
The International Atomic Energy Agency IGALL (International Generic Ageing Lessons Learned) working group No. 4 held its meeting at the Headquarters of the Hungarian Atomic Energy Authority from 26 February to 1 March 2019. The purpose of the WG4 is to compile a Safety report summarizing the experiences of participating national authorities in preparation for the Long Term Operation (LTO) and aging management in connection with regulatory activities starting from the establishment of the legal framework and finishing with the activities post/after licensing LTO. The Safety report will reflect experiences and practices which can be useful for regulatory bodies in different phases of LTO.