The NEA Global Forum on Nuclear Education, Science, Technology and Policy acts as an inclusive network of experts in the nuclear energy sector, primarily from academia, focused on enabling the generation and flow of ideas. With creative problem-solving measures, the Global Forum aims to help confront some of the most significant challenges the nuclear energy sector faces today.
The goals and objectives of the Global Forum are to:
Over the years, the NEA has had little direct engagement with academic institutions that are responsible for developing the next generation of nuclear science and technology experts. Furthermore, these academic institutions lack a global platform to exchange experiences and co-operate towards common goals.
To address these gaps, the NEA has established its Global Forum on Nuclear Education, Science, Technology and Policy in partnership with academia to provide a platform for sustained co-operation amongst academic institutions, policymakers and key stakeholders in the nuclear energy sector and civil society.
When it entered into force on 28 January 2021 the NEA Global Forum was the newest addition to the 14 Global Forums then operating within the OECD.
The Global Forum dually contributes added value to the NEA and the nuclear community: