SaTE project

Safeguards Training and Education

Definition and goals

The main goal of SaTE project is to provide a high-quality E&T program in the field of “nuclear safeguards” and to exchange experiences between EU and partner countries. 

The nuclear safeguards system is a key element of the international regime of the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons. Over decades it has evolved into a multifaceted set of legal and technical measures aimed at verifying the compliance of States with their non-proliferation commitments in the nuclear sector.

The objective of the project is to strengthen the capabilities of the beneficiary National Regulatory Authorities and their support organizations.

This can be achieved by development and implementation of a Nuclear Safeguards Master Program, implementation of short-term courses and active participation of tutees in hands-on training sessions.


TASK 1. Development and implementation of a condensed 1-week course

1-week course: “Introductory courses on Nuclear Safeguards”

This condensed course is aimed at underlying the importance of implementing the National Regulatory Authorities (NRAs) safeguards obligations, assumed by each Country, and securing a reliable nuclear cooperation and supplies of material. It is conceived for people who do not necessary have a nuclear background to give them the chance to enter the Master. It is intended for employees who just joined the organization and need to get acquainted quickly with base principles.

The course is also aimed at underlying the importance of continuous knowledge improvement on safeguards through modern technology and concepts.

Target Audience: the course is dedicated to INSC (Instrument for Nuclear Safety Cooperation) Countries originated students/trainees and it is financially supporting their in-presence attendance based on certain conditions.


TASK 2. Development and implementation of a 2-week course

2-week course: “In depth analysis of Nuclear Safeguards”

The 2 weeks course will be based on the condensed 1 week course with an adaptation of the subjects curricula and timing. This course is intended for employees who have several years of experience inside the organization and need to get deeper knowledge on the selected topics.

2 sessions per year of implementation are foreseen for the two weeks courses (a maximum of 6 sessions per project).

Target Audience: the course is dedicated to INSC (Instrument for Nuclear Safety Cooperation) Countries originated students/trainees and it is financially supporting their in-presence attendance based on certain conditions.


TASK 3. Development and implementation of a 1-year Master Program

1-year Master Program

Due to high demands on technical competence especially in the nuclear field, the ongoing availability of new information, development of new reactor types, new safety mechanisms and new assessment methodologies, there is a huge need for general, in depth and/or specialized training for the staff of NRAs. The Specializing Master course on Nuclear Safeguards gives the opportunity to train and develop the competences of employees in order to enhance the efficiency of their actions in the field of nuclear safeguards and support the continuous development of a professional, competent and motivated workforce.

This is a financially supported Master for INSC (Instrument for Nuclear Safety Cooperation) Countries originated students/trainees.