Scientific Calendar Event

Starts 25 Nov 2024
Ends 29 Nov 2024
Central European Time
Kastler Lecture Hall (AGH)
Riva Massimiliano e Carlotta, Grignano I - 34151 Trieste (Italy)
The call for applications is open. Please click on 'Apply here' to submit your application.

An ICTP-IAEA Meeting in person

The School is a five-day training course designed to enhance understanding of stakeholder engagement as an essential element of a complete nuclear power programme. It will provide the knowledge and tools for successful design and implementation of stakeholder engagement programmes in different stages of the nuclear fuel cycle, from uranium mining to radioactive waste management to decommissioning and repurposing of nuclear facilities at the end of their life. The target audience for this school are executives, managers and professionals working in governmental bodies, regulatory bodies, technical support organizations, operating organizations and other organizations from across the nuclear industry, who are directly or indirectly involved with their entity’s stakeholder engagement programmes.

This School will offer a comprehensive curriculum comprising lectures, interactive group discussions, and practical exercises. Through a combination of theoretical and practical learning, participants will develop the skills and knowledge necessary to effectively engage with diverse stakeholders, as well as gain an understanding of why it is important to embed stakeholder engagement in organizational management processes and organization’s core values.

Some of the topics covered by the School curriculum include:
  • psychology of human decision making and stakeholder engagement;
  • tools, methods and approaches to effective stakeholder engagement;
  • stakeholder engagement strategy and plan;
  • roles and responsibilities in stakeholder engagement;
  • crisis and emergency communication;
  • public information and communication;
  • disinformation, misinformation, rumours and fake news mitigation;
  • ensuring sustained stakeholder engagement.


The course is open to qualified candidates from IAEA Member States. Qualified candidates will be required to provide a short video stating their motivation to participate in the School. Selected candidates may be asked to complete an online introductory course and assessment.

Candidates should have excellent knowledge of English. Neither translation nor interpretation into any other language will be provided for the training session. Candidates are required to attend the entire duration of the course.

Grants:  A limited number of grants are available to support the attendance of selected participants, with priority given to participants from developing countries. There is no registration fee.

**DEADLINE: 07/06/2024**


Andrea Borio Di Tigliole (IAEA), Irena Chatzis (IAEA), Local Organiser: Ralf Kaiser (ICTP)