Following the launch of the international project “Innovative Cluster for Radiological and Nuclear Emergencies (INCLUDING)”, on October 3-4, 2019 a Kick-off meeting between the participating partners and other interested parties was held in Rome (Italian Republic) to launch this project.

Representatives of the Nuclear Security Competence Center of the State Border Guard Service under the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Lithuania participated in the meeting as one of the partners of the implementation of the INCLUDING project.

During the meeting, a public presentation of the project, presentation and discussion of the project activities took place. Administrative, financial and security aspects of the project were discussed. The first meeting of the Project Management Board was also held.

The project partners met in working group meetings to discuss the upcoming activity plans, to identify those responsible for certain activities, to actively discuss and submit their suggestions and observations to ensure the progress of the project. The dates for the next joint events were set and tasks assigned for their implementation.

The INCLUDING project will run for 5 years and is funded by the European Commission under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 – Framework Program for Research and Innovation (2014-2020). It brings together 15 partners from 10 EU Member States, bringing together infrastructure, equipment and experts in radiological and nuclear emergencies. The aim of the project is to create a Federation that will accumulate and share resources for more intensive use of expensive equipment, making the most effective use of current knowledge and technology.

 

© Photo from ENEA archives.