Public communication
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Efficiency and effectiveness in decision making by governmental authorities is increasingly dependent upon public trust. Public communication plays an important role in ensuring that optimal and informed decisions are taken when principles of openness and transparency are followed. 

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NEA work on this topic

The NEA focuses on methods of disseminating information and creating a dialogue with stakeholders and facilitates sharing experiences in the field of public communication among member countries. The work in this area also encompasses assessing developments, procedures and achievements with regard to effectively communicating both with reference to the public and other stakeholders.

In 2001, the Committee on Nuclear Regulatory Activities (CNRA) set up the Working Group on Public Communication of Nuclear Regulatory Organisations (WGPC).