The Swedish Radiation Safety Authority implemented in 2010 cooperation projects in Russia, Ukraine, Georgia, Armenia, Lithuania and Moldova based on instructions from the Swedish Government and agreements with the European Union and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, SIDA. The projects aim at achieving a net contribution to radiation safety (including nuclear safety, nuclear security and non-proliferation as well as radiation protection and emergency preparedness) for the benefit of the host country as well as Sweden. This report gives an overview of all the projects implemented in 2010. The project managers from SSM are the corner-stones of our successful work, but all the efforts and dedication by staff members of the facilities and authorities in our counterpart countries are also indispensable for the projects’ long-term positive outcomes. In this manner I am proud to say that SSM’s work is based on, and aiming at, cooperation in the broadest and best sense of this word.
In the hour of writing and completing this report, SSM is undertaking a number of steps to stream-line its international cooperation activities. Much of this concerns its internal management processes, but as the situation in the countries in which projects are implemented also changes this will need to be reflected in the orientation of the projects selected and the interactions with our partners.