12 May 2020

Attract, Retain and Develop New Nuclear Talents beyond Academic Curricula

The ENEN+ project, co-funded by the EURATOM research and training Work Programme 2016 – 2017 – 1 (#755576) of the European Commission (H2020), has established a mobility found of more than 1 M€ to facilitate transnational mobility actions of students, Post-docs and professionals in the nuclear sector. The aim of the ENEN+ project is to attract and develop the interest of young generations in the nuclear careers and retain and sustain nuclear professionals beyond academic curricula, with the involvement of nuclear stakeholders. ENEN (European Nuclear Education Network) Association is an international non-profit organization, the mission of which is the preservation and further development of expertise in the nuclear fields by higher Education and Training.

The primary motivation of the ENEN+ project is to substantially increase the interest of students and young professionals in a career in nuclear sector. This is to be achieved by pursuing the following main objectives:

  • Attract new talents to careers in nuclear
  • Develop the attracted talents beyond academic curricula
  • Increase the retention of attracted talents in nuclear careers
  • Involve the nuclear stakeholders within EU and beyond
  • Sustain the revived interest for nuclear careers

To achieve these objectives, the ENEN+ project will financially support through mobility grants students and professionals willing to carry out any education or training activity in the nuclear fields, which may benefit their nuclear knowledge and skills. These activities are hereinafter referred to as mobility actions.

Who should apply?

The mobility grants are intended for those who would like to improve their knowledge, skills and competitiveness for career opportunities in the following nuclear fields:

  • Nuclear engineering and safety
  • Waste management and geological disposal
  • Radiation protection
  • Medical applications

In particular, the following groups of learners are eligible to receive mobility grants:

  • B.Sc. students interested in pursuing a master education and/or a career in the nuclear fields.
  • M.Sc. students in nuclear interested in extracurricular experience and/or academic exchange such as the EMSNE certification by ENEN.
  • Ph.D. students and post-docs in nuclear interested in academic and research exchange, access to research infrastructures and cooperation with Euratom research projects.
  • Professionals, interested in changing their careers to nuclear and/or building up their life-long learning on nuclear topics.

All mobility actions must be transnational and completed before September 30st, 2020 (the end of the ENEN+ project). The applicants of the mobility actions may be:

  • Citizens of any EU member country willing to travel abroad (to another EU country or anywhere else)

Citizens of countries, which are not members of EU, pursuing studies in an EU member country and having an already established relation with the receiving institution. To the successful applicants, the ENEN+ will provide mobility grants intended exclusively to cover mobility costs and access or registration fees and will be provided as lump sums directly to the selected applicants.
By submitting the application, the applicants confirm that all arrangements for the mobility actions, including, but not limited to salary, insurance, access to the facilities, equipment, material costs and intellectual property, have been agreed and resolved between the sending and hosting institutions.

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