NEST Projects

At the heart of the NEST Framework are multinational and multidisciplinary projects, so-called NEST projects

NEST projects may be developed to meet specific education and skills development needs. To meet real-world context and challenging problems of industry/regulatory bodies, and to benefit from experienced practitioners, a NEST project can be defined and implemented as a part of a broader existing project that can meet agreed NEST criteria, such as national projects open to international co-operation, ongoing NEA joint projects, etc.

The NEST Management Board will select the projects according to the following criteria:

  • includes at least three NEST countries;
  • addresses concrete and multidisciplinary challenges in the field of nuclear science, technology and applications;
  • offers hands-on training opportunities for each NEST Fellow.

Additional criteria can be identified by the Management Board.

NEST projects will be selected by the Management Board according to the above criteria and according to their strategic value for NEST countries.


Current Projects

Hydrogen containment experiments for reactor safety (HYMERES)

Small modular reactors (SMRs)

Advanced remote technology and robotics for decommissioning 

Radioactive waste management of i‑graphite


Projects in preparation

Medical applications, nuclear technologies, radioprotection and safety (MANTRAS)

Research reactors for nuclear R&D (FIDES)

Building competence, Expert knowledge, Applied techniques, Safe decommissioning, Train fellows (BEAST)

Thermodynamic Characterisation of Fuel Debris and Fission Products Based on Scenario Analysis of Severe Accident Progression at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station (TCOFF)