ENA Workshop 2020


Naturally occurring radioactive material (NORM) is an increasingly important subject within the radiation protection community, having an impact on the daily operation of many branches of industry. The first of a series of conferences on NORM was held in Amsterdam in 1997, followed by several conferences and workshops.

Current developments in technologies, legislation and science, a regular exchange of experiences, best practice as well as societal perception issues make a regular meeting of experts from all these fields not only interesting but indispensable! ENA, the European NORM Association, organises NORM Workshops to meet this need from a European perspective. The recent implementation of the 2013 European Basic Safety Standards Directive by EU member states makes this exchange of experience even more relevant.

Announcement of the 2nd ENA workshop

The next ENA Workshop will be held on 20-22 October 2020 in Vienna and hosted by AGES, the Austrian Agency for Health & Food Safety. This conference can be attended by members and non-members of the ENA, though members will enjoy some extra benefits, such as a reduction of the attendance fees and participation in the working groups.

The three-day workshop will not only provide an interesting update on the state of the art by experienced experts but also offer plenty of time to exchange experiences, discuss aspects of interest and to network.

Based on the three main working groups of ENA, “NORM in the Industry”, “NORM in Building Materials”, and “NORM in the Environment” the scope of the conference will be on these topics and also include the following:

  • Sampling and analysing
  • Waste and residue management
  • Regulatory aspects

More detailed information about the topical sessions will be shared with the next circular.

ENA members are invited to attend the General Assembly of ENA.

In the same period of the ENA Workshop, the IAEA will organize a NORM Conference in Vienna that is aimed at developing guidelines to member states in topics similar to in the ENA Workshop. ENA and IAEA are planning to organise some common events to add benefit for participants who will attend both events.


Abstract submission

Abstracts related to above mentioned topics can be submitted as either oral or poster presentations. All abstracts must contain at least 250 words and consist of three sections: problem formulation, research/discussion and conclusion. Contributions must be in English.

The deadline for submission of abstracts is 1st March 2020.

Abstracts can be submitted for oral presentations and posters through the AGES conference website or to the email ena2020@ages.at

The template for Abstracts can be downloaded here.

ENA encourages especially young professionals to submit an abstract. The best presentation by a young professional will be rewarded by an ENA award.


Registration fees

Registration fee workshop (including social events):

  • non ENA members: 400 €
  • ENA members: 350 €

Training courses are free of charge for registered participants.


Special group tour through the AKW Zwentendorf (fee: 40 €)

Since the number of participants is limited to 50, we will plan according to the First Come First Service principle.

Please find more informations about the nuclear power plant Zwentendorf here -> https://www.zwentendorf.com/englisch/index.asp




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