5th MDEP Conference, 24-25 April, Antalya, Tûrkiye

Fifth MDEP Conference on New Reactor Design Activities

International Co-operation: Past, Present and Future

24-25 April 2023

Antalya | Türkiye |

The Multinational Design Evaluation Programme (MDEP) is a unique multinational initiative leveraging the resources and knowledge of national regulators to review new nuclear reactor designs. The programme is widely recognised as an effective framework for regulatory co-operation and harmonisation. In 2022 MDEP transferred to a new, simplified organisational structure to focus on its remaining designs.

At this important juncture, MDEP is organising its 5th MDEP conference in Antalya, Türkiye, to discuss the future of international regulatory co-operation for current and new reactor designs and technologies. The event will provide a forum for sharing the lessons learnt from the programme, for exchanging views on current challenges, and discussing MDEP's future focus by identifying the needs and expectations of the framework from regulatory bodies as well as from nuclear industry.

The two-day conference will include sessions on:

  • MDEP key achievements and lessons learnt
  • International co-operation framework for new nuclear projects
  • Global supply chain management
  • Considerations for expanding international co-operation
  • Challenges for new technologies


The Conference was held on Monday, 24 April and Tuesday, 25 April 2023 from 9:00 pm to 6:00 pm in Antalya, Türkiye.


5th MDEP Conference 2023 Programme

The 5th MDEP Conference was livestreamed and is available for replay.


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Contact information

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Last reviewed: 02 June 2023