The Organisation for European Economic Co-operation (OEEC) established.
Secretary‑General submits report to the OEEC Council of Ministers on energy supply difficulties.
Report by Louis Armand citing potential of nuclear energy and need for European co-operation published.
Working Party on Nuclear Energy set up.
United Nations conference on the peaceful uses of atomic energy held.
The OEEC Council of Ministers establishes a Special Committee on Nuclear Energy; four working parties develop proposals.
The OEEC Council of Ministers responds to the working parties' proposals with a series of actions, including the establishment of a Steering Committee for Nuclear Energy (SCNE).
Working Group on Harmonisation of Legislation established to examine third party liability for damage caused by the peaceful use of nuclear energy (11 members of OEEC join).
Working Party on Public Health and Safety established by SCNE.
Group of Governmental Experts on Third Party Liability in the Field of Nuclear Energy established by SCNE, replacing former Working Group (first meeting held 22 January 1958).
International Atomic Energy Agency established.
The European Nuclear Energy Agency (ENEA) established by Council of Ministers' decision.
The ENEA Statute enters into force (all 17 OEEC members join the ENEA): Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey the United Kingdom. Canada and the United States are associate members.
The Health and Safety Sub‑committee (HSC) established.
Halden Reactor Project established.
High Temperature Gas-Cooled Reactor Project (Dragon) Project launched.
Spain becomes a full member of the OEEC and thereby the ENEA.
Paris Convention on Third Party Liability in the Field of Nuclear Energy adopted by the OEEC Council.
An agreement for co-operation signed between the ENEA and the IAEA.
Convention establishing the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) signed in Paris, France.
Brussels Convention Supplementary to the Paris Convention adopted.
Study Group on Long-Term Role of Nuclear Energy (NELT) established.
ENEA common services created: Computer Program Library in Ispra, Italy; Neutron Data Compilation Centre (CCDN) in Saclay, France.
Japan joins ENEA as an associate member.
The Committee on Reactor Safety Technology (CREST) established.
Japan becomes a member.
Australia becomes a member.
The Committee on the Safety of Nuclear Installations (CSNI) is established, replacing the CREST and taking on the regulatory functions of HSC.
The Committee on Radiation Protection and Public Health (CRPPH) is established, replacing the Health and Safety Committee.
Canada becomes a member.
The Radioactive Waste Management Committee is established.
Finland becomes a member.
The High Temperature Gas-Cooled Reactor Project (Dragon) Project concluded.
The United States becomes a member.
The Committee for Technical and Economic Studies on Nuclear Energy Development and the Fuel Cycle (NDC) is established, replacing the NELT.
The Data Bank established in Saclay, France.
The Incident Reporting System (IRS) is established by CSNI for the exchange of information on incidents in reactor operations.
The Joint NEA/IAEA Uranium Group is established.
Report entitled The Radiological Impact of the Chernobyl Accident in OECD Countries is published.
The Committee on Nuclear Regulatory Activities (CNRA) is established, splitting off regulatory activities from the CSNI.
The International Nuclear Event Scale (INES) is established by NEA and IAEA to standardise reporting of nuclear incidents and accidents to the public.
The Nuclear Science Committee (NSC) is established.
The Information System on Occupational Exposure (ISOE) is established.
The first International Nuclear Emergency Exercise (INEX) is conducted.
South Korea becomes a member
Mexico becomes a member.
The Czech Republic and Hungary become members.
A High Level Advisory Group on the Future Role of the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (HLAG) is established by the Secretary‑General.
The report of the High Level Advisory Group on the Future Role of the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (HLAG) is completed.
First NEA Strategic Plan published.
The Nuclear Law Committee (NLC) established, replacing the Group of Governmental Experts on Third Party Liability in the Field of Nuclear Energy.
The International School of Nuclear Law (ISNL) is established jointly with the University of Montpellier I, Montpellier, France.
The NEA, IAEA, and World Association of Nuclear Operators launch joint Nuclear Events Web-based System (NEWS) to transmit information on nuclear incidents.
The Slovak Republic becomes a member.
The NEA becomes Technical Secretariat for the Generation IV International Forum (GIF).
The first NEA Safety and Regulation Forum on Multilateral Co‑operation in Nuclear Safety Research and Regulation held.
The NEA becomes Technical Secretariat for Stage 2 of the Multinational Design Evaluation Program (MDEP).
An agreement for co‑operation with Russia signed.
50th anniversary of the NEA.
Poland becomes a member.
Slovenia becomes a member.
Russia becomes a member.
GIF Framework Agreement extended for ten years.
Argentina becomes a member.
Romania becomes a member.
60th anniversary of the NEA.
Last reviewed: 1 March 2018