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Regional Workshop on Nuclear Security Culture in Practice in Budapest

IAEA Workshop

The Hungarian Atomic Energy Authority hosted a Regional Workshop on Nuclear Security Culture in Practice that was held by the International Atomic Energy Agency in Budapest, Hungary, from 18 to 20 February 2014. The purpose of the workshop was to provide a basic awareness and understanding of nuclear security culture to ensure effective nuclear security measures which are able to prevent and combat threats.

Thirty participants from ten countries (Bulgaria, France, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Switzerland, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Germany and Hungary) attended the event. They got an insight into the relevant international instruments that highlight the importance of nuclear security culture. The program of the workshop included an introduction to the features of nuclear security culture, including the roles of the State, organizations managers within organizations, good institutional governance and the attitudes of individuals.

The professional event gave the chance to familiarize attendees with the basic elements of the IAEA’s nuclear security culture self-assessment methodology for facilities and activities that use nuclear and/or radioactive material.

The experts changed experiences of various organizations in enhancing the nuclear security culture within their organization as well as in raising public awareness of these enhancements, and the measures they have taken to sustain their security activities.