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Medical Applications

Medical Applications

Natural Radiation Sources

Research and Industrial Sources and Practices

Veterinary Applications

Our mandate

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.

Compared to other existing networks in radiation protection, HERCA 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.

56

Authorities

32

European countries

14

Years of existence

6

Working groups

News

2nd HERCA Workshop on National Radon Action Plans

Huge success for the 2nd HERCA workshop on National Radon Action Plans!

HERCA 29 Board Meeting in Budapest

The HERCA Board of Heads (BoH) meeting was held on the 19-20 May 2022 simultaneously in Budapest and remotely. It […]

Publication of the RPE-RPO workshop report

The HERCA Working group on Education and Training has recently published the report of the HERCA Workshop on the Challenges […]

New guidance document on veterinary radiation therapy

A new guidance document on veterinary radiation therapy has been published. Document here and annexe here.

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Last publications

HERCA-WENRA Approach Ukraine crisis

This application document of the HWA approach was produced in order to give the opportunity, if need be and if relevant, to prepare, enhance and coordinate neighbouring European countries’ responses in the event of a NPP accident in Ukraine by using the available HERCA library.

Guidance doc veterinary radiation therapy

This guidance aims to provide an overview of the different veterinary radiation therapy procedures that are performed in the different HERCA member countries. It also gives practical advice on safety measures on the matter.

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Participating authorities

AGES
ANVS
APA
ASN
Bel V
BfS
BMK
BMSGPK
BMUV
BNRA
CNCAN
COI
CPD
CQC
CSN
DHSC
DLI
DSA
EA
EEAE
ENSI
EPA/ORM
FANC
FOPH
GR
HAEA (Hungarian Atomic Energy Authority)
HSE
ISIN
Keskkonnaamet
MINSZW
MS
NCRRP
NDRIS
NPHC
NRA (Nuclear Regulatory Authority of the Slovak Republic)
ONR
PAA
RIVM
RPC (Commission for the Protection from Ioninsing and non-Ioninsing Radiation)
RPHA
RSC
RSC
SIS
SNSA
SRBATOM
SRPA
SSM
STUK
SUJB
SUVA
UKHSA
UVZSR