The implementation of two following projects is foreseen thorough this programme:
1. Strengthening administrative capacity of the State Office for Radiological and Nuclear Safety
The State Office for Radiological and Nuclear Safety performs the function of regulatory body responsible for nuclear safety and radiation protection in Croatia. The purpose of this project is strengthening technical capacities of the State Office for Radiological and Nuclear Safety related to control of nuclear materials, handling radioactive materials and decommission of nuclear power plants. The aforementioned project will, inter alia, contribute to fulfilment of requirements of IAEA and EURATOM, as well as solving important issues related to decommission of power plants, handling with generated waste and radiation protection. This project is implemented through a service contract signed with INCO Consulting Ltd. from Slovenia in consortium with ENCONET Ltd. from Croatia.
2. Radiation protection from medical exposure
The purpose of this project is creating preconditions for decreasing of exposure to ionising radiation of patients and workers in Croatian health institutions. This project particularly encompasses drafting quality control programmes related to quality control of equipment and irradiation control of patients and establishing written protocols for each type of equipment which produces ionising radiation.
Through this project, medical equipment valued 316.190,38 EUR (IPA contribution: 237.142,78 EUR) will be procured through this project. The equipment will be distributed to 13 health institutions throughout the Republic of Croatia – Split, Osijek, Rijeka, Zagreb, Varaždin, Gospić, Dubrovnik, Pula and Karlovac. The informative campaign aimed for raising public awareness on medical exposure. This project is implemented through two supply contracts signed with companies Mini Major Ltd. and Iceberg International Trading Ltd. from Croatia and one service contract signed with company Lokmis from Lithuania.
The aforementioned projects represent a Republic of Croatia’s continuity in adopting high standards and best practices of the European Union in the field of nuclear safety and radiation protection.
As such, they form an integral part of Horizontal programme on Nuclear Safety and Radiation Protection under the IPA Transition Assistance and Institution Building Component for 2008: “Transition Assistance and Institution Building” intended for financing these types of projects in the wider area of this region – Croatia, Turkey, Macedonia, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Serbia and Kosovo.