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The European Partnership for Radiation Protection Research will contribute to improving the protection of the public, workers, patients and the environment from environmental, occupational and medical exposure to ionizing radiation. It brings together 58 partners representing 22 European Union countries as well as the United Kingdom and Norway, and is coordinated by the French Institute for Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety (IRSN). It is co-financed by the European Union's EURATOM program and the governments of the participating countries. Through the research activities that will be carried out within its framework, PIANOFORTE will contribute to the implementation of European policies such as the European plan to combat cancer, the green pact for growth, and the implementation of the roadmap for reducing industrial and natural risks.

 Paris, 16. june 2022

Aims and goals

Improving patient radiation protection in relation to the use of ionizing radiation in the medical field.

Better comprehension of variability of individual response to exposure to ionizing radiation.

The study of mechanisms involved in chronic exposure to low doses of ionizing radiation.

The improvement of anticipation capacities and resilience in nuclear or radiological crisis situations and post-accident management.


The topics for the 1st PIANOFORTE partnership call for proposals that will be held in spring 2023 are known!
Three research topics with the highest priority were approved during online General Assembly meeting held on Tuesday 17th January 2023.
Pianoforte General Assembly meeting
General Assembly of Pianoforte partnership will meet by videoconference on Tuesday 17th January 2023. We are looking forward to meet all partners online.
What do you need from radiation protection research in the next years?
What do you think is currently missing - in practice, application, jurisdiction and research?
Executive board meeting in Brussels
Executive board meeting took place on Tuesday 13th December 2022 in Brussels.
years of work
mil €