WENRA Workshop on Regulatory Aspects of Decommissioning


Berlin / Greifswald, 5th–7th November 2019


The Western European Nuclear Regulators’ Association (WENRA) and the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) will host a workshop on the regulatory aspects on nuclear decommissioning from 6th to 7th of November 2019 in Berlin, Germany.

The workshop intends to support the exchange of regulators, operators, technical expert organisations and international organisations in the field of nuclear decommissioning with a special emphasis on regulatory issues. The workshop will be held in English, it will start with a technical tour and will comprise of presentations and panel discussions. The results of the workshop will be published in workshop proceedings.


Venue and Agenda

The detailed agenda is available for download here and the Book of Abstracts is available for download here.

Tuesday, 5th November, technical tour to the Greifswald former NPP site:
07:30 Start of technical tour BMU, Stresemannstraße 128-130, Berlin          
20:00 Tentative end of tour BMU, Stresemannstraße 128-130, Berlin

Please note that the maximum number of participants for the tour has been reached.

The workshop will continue in Berlin with the following program. The sessions will comprise of presentations and conclude with panel discussions with the panelists being the authors of the presentations.

Wednesday, 6th November, BMU, Stresemannstraße 128-130, Berlin
08:00–09:00 Registration
09:00–10:30 Opening session
11:00–12:30 First session – Decommissioning Strategies & Planning
13:30–15:20 Second session – Regulatory Experience
15:50–17:20 Third session – Limits of Harmonization and Specific Approaches
Thursday, 7th November, BMU, Stresemannstraße 128-130, Berlin
09:00–10:30 Fourth session – Transition from Operation to Decommissioning
11:00–12:30 Fifth session – Final Stages of Decommissioning
12:30–12:45 Closing remarks


Expenses and registration

The participation to the workshop is free of charge.

Interested participants are kindly requested to send their registration by 22nd October 2019. Please either use print-out the form or simply send it as a filled–in-file to one of the contact points.

Contact points:


  • Dr. Stefan Theis (chair of WENRA-WGWD)
  • Dr. Matthias Hackstein (local organizer)

email: wenra-decom2019@bmu.bund.de

Download Documents

Pictures from the Workshop for download

Pictures by BMU/Jordis Antonia Schlösser/Agentur Ostkreuz