Acronym / code: SupportBSS / 19NET03
Project type: EMPIR Support for Networks Call 2019
Realization period: jun 2018 - maj 2024.
Project funded by: Horizont 2020 i zemlje učesnice EMPIR programa
SRO project holder: Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt, Nemačka
  • VINČA Institute of Nuclear Sciences, University of Belgrade,
  • Commissariat à l'énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives,
  • Cesky Metrologicky Institut,
  • Agenzia Nazionale per le nuove tecnologie, l’energia e lo sviluppo economico sostenibile,
  • Central Office of Measures,
  • Institutul National de Cercetare-Dezvoltare pentru Fizica si Inginerie Nucleara "Horia Hulubei",
  • Institut za mjeriteljstvo Bosne i Hercegovine,
  • Ruđer Bošković Institute,
  • Institut de Radioprotection et de Surete Nucleaire,
  • Instituto Superior Tecnico,
  • Institut Jožef Stefan,
  • NPL Management Limited,
  • Studiecentrum voor Kernenergie,
  • Centre d'Etude de l'Energie Nucléaire,
  • Strålsäkerhetsmyndigheten,
  • Sateilyturvakeskus
Principal investigator: Miloš Živanović
Project website:

The Council Directive 2013/59/EURATOM sets out basic safety standards for protection against exposure to ionising radiation for workers, the public and the environment. Compliance with the corresponding legislation has become more complex due to stricter legal dose assessments, exposure limits and activity concentrations as well as new technological developments and emerging complex practices. A European Metrology Network (EMN) is urgently needed as a single point of contact to cover all the metrological needs related to radiation protection and to maintain reliable quality assurance. This network project will support the future EMN by addressing this issue through identifying stakeholder research needs, implementing a long-term ongoing dialogue between them and the metrology community and installing a web portal for radiation protection regulation. A Strategic Research Agenda (SRA) and two roadmaps will also be developed. Furthermore, a long-term knowledge-sharing and capacity building in Europe will be supported and a proposal for a joint and sustainable European metrology infrastructure will be developed. This will significantly strengthen Europe’s position for radiation protection.