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European Centre of Technological Safety


General Information

Main Activity

Training Facility

European Centre of Technological safety (TESEC) (hereafter TESEC) is created in compliance with the Decree of Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine “On Conception of Creation and Activity of European Centre of Technological safety (TESEC)” # 1259 of 17.10.96 and according to the decision of Founders:

·        Ministry of Ukraine of Emergencies and Affairs of Population Protection from the Consequences of Chornobyl Catastrophe from Ukraine

·        European and Mediterranean Major Hazards Agreement (EUR-OPA) of Council of Europe (http://www.coe.int/t/dg4/majorhazards/),

TESEC is a research and educational organization that acts in according to its Statute, in its activity it is guided by international regulations, decisions of Supreme Soviet of Ukraine, decrees of the President of Ukraine, decisions and orders of Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, decisions of Council of Founders of the Centre.



Book " Basic Knowledge of Nuclear Hazards: LESSONS from CHERNOBYL AND FUKUSHIMA"

The aim of this book is to present basic knowledge on nuclear hazards that is acceptable and interesting for different groups of people: journalists, decision makers, students, schoolboys and others. As Chernobyl and Fukushima show, there is only one trustworthy source of   information in the case of an emergency – people’s own analysis of initial information on the basis of their own basic knowledge.

This project is the European and Mediterranean Major Hazards Agreement (EUR-OPA) of the Council of Europe response to nuclear hazards; it is providing better information and protection for people. However, nuclear scientists alone cannot create such book; this is why only the first draft was prepared by a nuclear physicist, and then it has been translated to 11 languages and discussed in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bulgaria, Georgia, Luxemburg, Moldova, Morocco, Russia, San Marino, Turkey, Ukraine, USA and other countries.

We received many proposals from journalists, decision makers, teachers and students, which contributed to the text and made it better and more understandable for the majority of people in the world. We thank everyone who made contributions to the Book and the distribution of basic knowledge of nuclear safety. 



We appreciate for your comments and proposals to the text of book

Our address (vpoyarkov@hotmail.com)


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BesafeNet Council of Europe project


TESEC participated in the Council of Europe BeSafeNet project.


BeSafeNet web-site has three major objectives:


1. Promotion of safety among people by replacing fear with a preparedness culture and raising awareness on implications of their actions in emergency situations;

2. Creation of a pertinent knowledge-base inspired by international best-practices and its dissemination in several languages to benefit a wider, multilingual audience;

3. Provision of a freely available interactive tool to pool additional knowledge and share experiences for the common benefit.

Although many information sources on hazards and emergency measures already exist on the Internet, no common material is available in a variety of languages. The main specificity of BeSafeNet is to provide unified information to the largest number of persons in their native language (English, French, Russian, Greek and Italian).

Project partners:        BeSafeNet (Nicosia, Cyprus), CERG (Strasbourg, France), ICOD (La Valletta, Malta), TESEC (Kiev, Ukraine), CRSTRA (Biskra, Algeria), ECRP (Sofia, Bulgaria), GHHD (Tbilisi, Georgia), ECPFE (Athens, Greece), AFEM (Ankara, Turkey),


Editorial Board : Argyris Alexandrou, Georges Gerοsimou, Marinos Papadopoulos, Doriano Castaldini, Anton Micallef, Victor Poyarkov, Francesc Pla


Summer School 2013


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International Conference “Twenty-five Years after Chernobyl Accident. Safety for the Future”, Kyiv, April 20-22, 2011


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Task Force Group Meeting


to foster better radiological protection and information for populations living in areas that might be affected in the case of a nuclear or radiation accident  

2-4 September, 2009 Kyiv , Ukraine



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 International Workshop  

PUBLIC AUTHORITIES AND CIVIL SOCIETY TOGETHER FOR A SAFE EUROPEAN NUCLEAR FUTURE Learning from the Chernobyl legacy to make European nuclear energy safer: the role of local communities, authorities and central governments in emergency preparedness and management Kiev , September 22-23, 2008