What can EURAD Work Packages expect from EURAD Work Package 13?
Aim of EURAD Work Package 13
Work Package (WP) 13 is one the three EURAD Knowledge Management WPs and focuses on training and mobility actions to support competence building and knowledge preservation and extension/creation in radioactive waste management.
The benefit of continuous interaction with the scientific and technical WPs in EURAD is twofold:
- WP13 uses the state of the art knowledge and skills regarding radioactive waste management and the insights from the technical and scientific WPs to feed its activities and disseminate latest findings in order to optimize radioactive waste management competences of all stakeholders
- WP13 supports the learning needs from WP partners and EURAD stakeholders
WP13 provides expertise regarding learning processes and development of efficient and effective competence building activities. These activities can be courses, but also webinars (e.g. the lunch and learn sessions), networking events (e.g. for the PhD students), internships, scientific visits, etc. The School of Radioactive Waste Management serves as a hub for generated knowledge (through training courses and webinars), planned EURAD and PREDIS activities and references to general events within EURAD.
One of the main objectives of WP13 is to (help) organize training courses in the field of radioactive waste management. More specifically on topics which were identified as gaps in the EURAD Roadmap (see also D13.1 and D13.2). In the overall concept of EURAD the dissemination of new findings from the WPs research activities is foreseen through an allocated task and budget for each WP.
Practically, there are two main ways how these training courses can be organized:
- EURAD WPs contact WP13 with a proposal on a training they want to organize based on their expertise and/or research results. WP13 will then assist these WPs in setting up the training course, writing up a programme, defining learning outcomes, … WP13 will provide support in all steps required to set up a successful training course (see D13.5). A prerequisite is that the proposed training course fills an identified training gap.
- WP13 plans to organize a training course to fill a training gap in the Roadmap. Therefore, WP13 will contact subject matter experts from several EURAD WPs to contribute to the content and execution of the course. Here, WP13 will also support in all steps required to set up a successful training course (see D13.5).
In both cases WP13 financially supports the training course. The following will be covered by WP13 budget:
- Costs for reservations of lecture rooms during the training course
- Costs for catering (drinks, lunches, …) during the training course
- Personnel costs for the lecturers during the training course
However, some costs are not covered by the WP13 budget:
- Personnel costs for the lecturers for preparing course materials (covered by foreseen own WP budget (70%), in particular Task 1 of each WP in which a budget for developing training materials is included)
- Other costs incurred in preparation of the training courses, such as preparing practical exercises.
To get reimbursed, you will have to declare the eligible costs on your Form C during the annual reporting period. WP13 will confirm with the Project Management Office and the Coordinator that your WP has provided these services and your WP will be reimbursed through the WP13 training budget. Please note that since this goes via the Form C, you will only be reimbursed for 70% of the incurred costs.
Please note: this does not apply to lecturers external to EURAD. External lecturers will provide an invoice for their services (i.e. preparing and teaching a course) and they will be refunded 100% by the WP13 training budget.
The second main activity of WP13 is the coordination of the EURAD Mobility Programme which financially supports both junior and senior professionals, as well as PhD students and post-docs from EURAD beneficiaries to:
- visit infrastructures from EURAD partners
- undertake internships/exchange programmes between institutions within EURAD
As a EURAD partner you can offer visits to your institute’s laboratories and installations, you can offer internships to students and professionals and you can require for yourself, your collaborators or your students a scientific stay is one of the EURAD partner institutes to acquire a certain knowledge, skill or competence.
In case you have additional questions, do not hesitate to contact Niels Belmans (firstname.lastname@example.org or +32 14 33 88 56).