European Platforms and Newsletters

European Platforms


The Director Generals of EIGHT organisations signed a Memorandum of Understanding in June 2009 and established the European Radioecology Alliance. Members of the ALLIANCE will bring together parts of their respective R&D programmes into an integrated trans-national programme that maintains and enhances radioecological competences and experimental infrastructures, and addresses scientific and educational challenges in assessing the impact of radioactive substances on humans and the environment.

In October 2012 the Articles for association were published. These detail conditions and types of membership and the application procedure. Annex 3 of the Articles is a template for application for membership; a Microsoft Word version of the ANNEX is available for download. The ALLIANCE welcomes new members from both EU and other countries. Applications of membership should be emailed to the President and secretariat.


The European Radioecology Alliance has links to other platforms involved in radiation protection within Europe, these are:


The Multidisciplinary European Low Dose Initiative (MELODI), is a European Platform dedicated to low dose radiation risk research. MELODI was founded in 2010 as a registered association with 15 members.

The purpose of MELODI  is: (i) to propose R&T priorities for Europe in its field of competence (EUROPE 2020 Strategy); (ii) seek the views of stakeholders on the priorities for research, keep them informed on progress made, and contribute to the dissemination of knowledge; and (iii) interface with international partners like WHO and IAEA.


The European Platform on Preparedness for Nuclear and radiological Response and Recovery (NERIS) aims to improve the effectiveness of current European, national and local approaches for preparedness concerning nuclear or radiological emergency response and recovery.

For NERIS Newsletters see link.


EURADOS is registered in the German Register of Societies as a non-profit association for promoting research and development and European cooperation in the field of the dosimetry of ionizing radiation. They maintain a network which includes experts, reference and research laboratories, and dosimetry services. Please see the EURADOS brochure for more information.

For EURADOS Newsletters see link (requires subsription)


Implementing Geological Disposal of Radioactive Waste - Technology Platform. More information can be found here.


European Alliance for Medical Radiation Protection Research (EURAMED)