• Heads of the European Radiological Protection Competent Authorities - HERCA
  • Heads of the European Radiological Protection Competent Authorities - HERCA
  • Heads of the European Radiological Protection Competent Authorities - HERCA
  • Heads of the European Radiological Protection Competent Authorities - HERCA


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HERCA Action Plan in relation to the transposition and implementation of Directive 2013/59/Euratom (Euratom-BSS)
HERCA Action Plan in relation to the transposition and implementation of Directive 2013/59/Euratom (Euratom-BSS)
The Board of Heads of HERCA has approved on its 14th Meeting held in Stockholm on 21-22 October an Action Plan in relation to the transposition and implementation of the new Euratom BSS. The new BSS, Council Directive 2013/59/Euratom, was published in the Official Journal of the European Union on 17th January 2014 and Member States have until the 6th February 2018 to complete the process of transposition into their national regulations.

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Multi-stakeholder Workshops on Generic Justification and Accidental and Unintended Exposures
Multi-stakeholder Workshops on Generic Justification and Accidental and Unintended Exposures
In the framework of the Euratom BSS Directive, HERCA organised on 24-27 October 2016 in Paris, two multi-stakholders workshops on (1) Generic Justification of Medical Exposures using Ionising Radiation and (2) Accidental and Unintended Exposures with major stakeholders from the medical field.

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Common understanding and recommendations related of the BSS requirements on radon in workplaces
Common understanding and recommendations related of the BSS requirements on radon in workplaces
On the basis of the analysis of the BSS requirements, HERCA members propose a common understanding of these requirements in order to bring clarification when it seems to be necessary and useful. Furthermore, taking into account the flexibility introduced in the BSS, HERCA formulates 15 recommendations in order to support the preparation or the updating of the national action plans, and associated regulations.

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18th HERCA Board Meeting
18th HERCA Board Meeting
HERCA Board met on 3 and 4 November 2016 in Dublin, Ireland. This meeting was kindly hosted by the Irish Office of radiological Protection from the Environment Protection Agency.

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HERCA launches a European inspection campaign to assess patient radiation protection in diagnostic radiology

Inspection campaign in radiology

Starting on 8 November 2016, national radiation protection authorities from 18 European countries will conduct a special series of inspections in radiology departments and practices. Th...

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Workshop on the implementation of the HERCA-WENRA Approach with participation of civil protection competent Authorities

Workshop on HERCA-WENRA Approach

HERCA and WENRA jointly organised on 14 and 15 June 2016 in Bled, Slovenia, a workshop on the implementation of the HERCA-WENRA Approach for cross-border emergency preparedness with th...

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Common understanding and recommendations related of the BSS requirements on radon in workplaces

Radon in workplaces

The final report of the 2nd radon workshop, organized by HERCA, with the participation of ILO, WHO and IAEA, is now available. Some recommendations underline, in particular, the need fo...

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HERCA

HEADS OF THE EUROPEAN RADIOLOGICAL PROTECTION COMPETENT AUTHORITIES

HERCA is a voluntary association in which the Heads of Radiation Protection Authorities work together in order to identify common issues and propose practical solutions for these issues. HERCA is working on topics generally covered by provisions of the EURATOM Treaty. The programme of work of HERCA is based on common interest in significant regulatory issues.

The goal of HERCA is to contribute to a high level of radiological protection throughout Europe. In order to achieve this goal, the association will:

  • Build and maintain a European network of chief radiation protection regulatory authorities, with the definite wish to involve ALL such regulatory authorities, throughout Europe
  • Promote the exchange of ideas and experiences, avoiding unnecessary duplication of work and learning from one another’s best practices
  • Develop a common approach to radiation protection and the way it is transposed into regulation
  • Discuss and, where appropriate, express its consensus opinion on significant regulatory issues.

Participating Authorities

The Uniqueness of HERCA

The uniqueness of HERCA, as compared to other existing networks in radiation protection, is that it is composed of the Heads of the Authorities, persons who either have decision capacity or can at least have a major influence on policy and decisions within their country.