The activities of the Nuclear Security Centre of Excellence are aimed at ensuring the sustainability (stability) of the national nuclear security regime. Multiple authorities are engaged in the implementation of nuclear safeguards, and discharge their prevention, detection and response functions. Given that various authorities have different functions and responsibilities in this area, they also have different sustainability needs.
The Nuclear Security Centre of Excellence has been established and operates based on the model of Nuclear Security Support Centres described in the IAEA publication IAEA-TDL-010 Establishing and Operating a National Nuclear Security Support Centre. The key of the model is that the state establishes a specialized authority to provide services of nuclear security sustainability to multiple interested authorities, instead of each authority getting the services separately. Such an approach allows for efficient use of resources, strengthens cooperation and prevents duplication of effort. The diagram below shows the activities of a typical nuclear security support centre and its relationship with partner agencies.
NSCOE activities in providing sustainability support (mainly training and exercises) are based on the needs analysis of specific partner agencies. The analysis serves as the basis for organizing trainings, exercises and other measures to meet the needs of these authorities.
At the same time, effort is made to strengthen cooperation and regular communication between various authorities.
NSCOE continuously tracks international best practice, analyses incidents and uses training methodologies and materials aiming to provide partner agencies with modern and attractive services by employing advanced technologies and training methods. For this purpose, NSCOE develops cooperation with many states and international organizations, primarily the IAEA.
Moreover, to provide efficient services to partner agencies, NSCOE both strives to invest and makes targeted investment in the development of its employee competencies, and actively uses training support provided by the international partners.
Finally, by reinforcing the sustainability of the national nuclear security regime, NSCOE indirectly contributes to nuclear security on the regional and international level.
The activity strategy of NSCOE is provided in the diagram below: