A survey was implemented earlier in 2020 to collect views from the NEA Committee on Radiological Protection and Public Health (CRPPH) members on the evolution of the Committee's strategic direction. This survey suggested activities that could be developed during the periods 2021‑2022 and 2023‑2028 in order to achieve the Committee’s four strategic objectives:
- to modernise radiological protection policy;
- to advance preparedness for nuclear emergencies and develop post-emergency recovery plans;
- improve management of occupational exposure for nuclear facility workers; and
- develop knowledge management to ensure continuity over multiple generations of experts.
With input from 17 CRPPH member countries, the survey results demonstrated interest in all areas of radiological protection (as displayed in the figure above) and underlined the importance of priority setting. A semi-quantitative analysis was performed via a multi‑criteria prioritisation method to rank the preferences expressed by member countries for future CRPPH activities. The survey results will be discussed during the virtual CRPPH annual meeting next week in support of a new strategic direction document for the Committee.