An annual open call will be made for institutions to organise short courses (up to 2 weeks in length), summer schools, training workshops or similar events on topics of relevance to the European radiation research platforms MELODI, EURADOS, EURAMED, NERIS, ALLIANCE, SHARE.
This task will contribute to maintaining and developing competences in the field, required for the current and future research on and safe application of ionising radiation. Short courses will be at a level not lower than that of Master of Science. Financial support for E&T providers will be made on the basis of direct costs (no overheads). Guidelines and rules for this support programme, including criteria for evaluation of applications, will be set up and published on the project website. Applications submitted in response to the calls will be reviewed by the task participants to ensure compliance with all the call conditions. Courses that incorporate the use of major European infrastructures will be encouraged.
Once per year a web meeting will be organised with all PIANOFORTE beneficiaries and stakeholders where the financed courses will be presented and their relevance for the European radiation protection discussed to adjust future funding rounds. A maximum amount of 180,000€ per year will be allocated to this task (65% EC funding, 35% co-fund).
Lead: NMBU; SCK CEN, SU, EK, IST, UniPv, UniCaen, ALLIANCE, EURADOS, EURAMED, MELODI, NERIS, SHARE