At its biannual meeting on 2‑3 December 2019, the NEA Committee on Nuclear Regulatory Activities (CNRA) held a strategic discussion on the committee's priorities, challenges and governance. The meeting provided a great chance to obtain inputs from all stakeholders involved with the committee and gave members the opportunity to actively exchange opinions. A follow up to this discussion will be undertaken by the CNRA bureau with the objective to have a final proposal of priorities and committee structure by June 2020.
The meeting also included a special topical discussion on the preparation of regulatory bodies for the permanent shutdown of nuclear power plants. The session featured very informative presentations from Japan, the Slovak Republic, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United States, as well as a presentation from Ontario Power Generations representing the industry point of view.