The goal of HERCA is to contribute to a high level of radiation protection throughout Europe
HERCA is a voluntary association of the Radiation Safety Authorities in Europe where they work together in order to identify common significant radiation protection issues and propose harmonization and/or practical solutions towards a common approach for these issues, whenever possible.
HERCA is also a forum for the Radiation Safety Authorities to share information and experience, in particular with regard to the practical transposition of European legislation and international recommendations.
The goal of HERCA is to contribute to a high level of radiation protection throughout Europe by:
- building and maintaining comprehensive European network of chief radiation safety regulators in Europe;
- promoting exchange of ideas and experience and learning from each other’s best practices;
- discussing and where appropriate, expressing its consensus opinion on significant radiological protection and regulatory issues;
- developing, by consensus whenever possible, a common approach to radiological protection issues;
- having an impact on the practice of radiological protection, within the States of HERCA members, through the voluntary implementation of outcomes from HERCA work.
HERCA was created in 2007 as an initiative of the French Nuclear Safety Authority (ASN) to initiate an exchange of knowledge and experiences in order to facilitate practical and harmonized solutions to important regulatory issues in radiation protection