2009:34 Cooperation in Nuclear Waste Management, Radiation Protection, Emergency Preparedness, Reactor Safety and Nuclear Non-Proliferation in Eastern Europe

The Swedish Radiation Safety Authority (in Swedish Strålsäkerhetsmyndigheten, abbreviated SSM) on July 1st, 2008 replaced the two previous authorities SKI (Swedish Nuclear Power Inspectorate) and SSI (Swedish Radiation Protection Authority) in all their functions; including the international cooperation activities. SSM is thus trusted with the task of implementing Sweden’s bilateral assistance to Russia, Ukraine, Georgia, Belarus and Armenia in the fields of reactor safety, nuclear waste management, nuclear non-proliferation as well as radiation protection and emergency preparedness. In these fields, SSM also participates in various projects financed by the European Union.

The purpose of this project-oriented report is to provide the Swedish Government and other funding agencies as well as other interested audiences in Sweden and abroad with an encompassing understanding of our work and in particular the work performed during 2008. Needless to say, we also want to make sure that those colleagues and partner organisations we cooperate with have access to a full overview of our present programme and activities. Last but not least, this report is also meant to give other countries that contribute to radiation safety abroad, and with which we often coordinate our efforts, a view into our system and priorities.

The report is the result of a team work by the project managers and other staff in the Section for Cooperation and Development in the Department of International Affairs who are responsible for the cooperation projects and the implementation of the bilateral programme.