Second Topical Peer Review (TPR II) 2022 – 2024


In 2014, the Council of the European Union adopted the Directive 2014/87/ EURATOMamending the 2009 Nuclear Safety Directive 2009/71/ EURATOM. Recognising the importance of peer review in delivering continuous improvement to nuclear safety, the revised Nuclear Safety Directive introduces a European system of topical peer reviews which will begin in 2017 and every six years thereafter. The introduction of topical peer reviews was largely inspired by the peer review process used during the nuclear stress tests undertaken after the Fukushima accident, whilst here the assessments will each time focus on different specific technical safety aspects.

In November 2020, at its 41st Plenary Meeting, ENSREG decided that the topic of the second Topical Peer Review (TPR II) would be "Fire Protection".

The process for the Topical Peer Review will comprise three phases:

  • National assessment – performed by Member States according to a technical specification.
  • Peer Review – including a peer review workshop and publication of a summary report setting out overall findings and ENSREG's proposed follow-up activities.
  • Follow-Up – definition and implementation of measures to address relevant findings from national assessment and peer review process.

To ensure a consistent structure of all national reports, WENRA has provided technical specifications for the peer review at the request of ENSREG. Furthermore ENSREG has developed Terms of References (ToR) for the TPR II.

Last updated: 31.10.2023

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