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Join the SMR Stakeholders Meeting in Brussels on October 26th, 2023.

The event venue: European Commission – Charlemagne Building – Room Sicco Manshold – Brussels


08:30 – 09:00

Registration and welcome coffee

09.00 – 10.15

Introduction by Ms. Ditte Juul-Joergensen, EC DG Energy Director General – TBC and European SMR pre-Partnership Steering Committee members:

  • Mr Yves Desbazeille, nucleareurope, Chair
  • Mr Marco Brugmans, ENSREG – The role of EU Regulators
  • Mr Bernard Salha, SNETP – The role of research

Chairs to present main outcomes of their Workstreams and to reply to the main comments from the consultation and questions from the floor.

10.15 – 10.30

The way forward

Mr Yves Desbazeille, nucleareurope, Chair of the European SMR pre-Partnership

10.30 – 11.00


11.00 – 11.30

Coffee break

11.30 – 12.30

SMRs as a tool to reach Net-zero objective? – Policy makers perspectives

Topics: SMR needs at EU level (decarbonisation, energy transition and security of supply, industrialisation, innovation etc.)

Moderator:  Mr Jean Bergevin, Senior Expert – Hydrogen and Energy Intensive Industries Directorate I – DG GROW

EU Member States representatives:

  • Mr Nicolas Clausset, Deputy Director Direction générale de l’énergie et du climat (DGEC), Ministère de la Transition Energétique, France
  • Mr Tomáš Ehler, Director General, Energy and Nuclear Energy Sources Section, Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic

European Parliament views on SMRs:

  • Mr Cristian Bușoi, MEP, ITRE Committee chair (EPP, RO) – TBC
  • Ms Tsvetelina Penkova, MEP (S&D, BG)


12.30– 13.30


13.30– 14.30

SMRs and cross sectorial innovations

Topics: innovation sectors to benefit from SMR development

Moderator: Ms Rosalinde Van Der Vlies, Director Directorate C – DG RTD

  • Supply chain needs: Mr Massimiliano Tacconelli, Walter Tosto
  • Digital transition: Mr Par Lansaker, Vattenfall
  • SMRs for district heating: Mr Ville Valtavirta, VTT
  • Cross sectorial innovation: Mr Bernard Salha, SNETP


14.30 – 16.00

Societal impact of SMR development and deployment

Topics: Social impact of SMR development in the EU (education and training, jobs, public acceptance, etc.)

Moderator: Ms Alena Mastantuono, Vice-President Section for Transport, Energy,
Infrastructure and the Information Society – EESC

Public acceptance

  • Ms Patricia Lorenz,Friends of the Earth Europe
  • Ms Myrto Tripathi, The Voice of nuclear
  • Ms Meritxell Martell, Group of European Municipalities with Nuclear Facilities (GMF)


Competence Building

  • Ms Michèle Coeck, SCK-CEN – Belgium
  • Mr Jean-Philippe Sandrock – GIFEN, France
  • Mr Łukasz Sawicki, Department of Nuclear Energy, Ministry of Climate and Environment of Poland


16.00 – 16.30

Coffee Break

16.30– 17.15

Wrap-up and conclusions

  • Industry Energy Intensive users representative: Mr Nicola Rega, Executive Director Climate Change and Energy, CEFIC
  • National civil nuclear programme – Italy: Prof. Marco Ricotti, Politecnico di Milano
  • Regulator’s perspective: Mr Marco Brugmans, ENSREG Vice-Chair
  • European Commission: Mr. Jan Panek, Director Directorate D, DG ENER

17.15– 17.30

Closing remarks

Mr Yves Desbazeille, nucleareurope, Chair of the European SMR pre-Partnership

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