Cooperation in education and training In Nuclear CHemistry (CINCH-II)
Research Project, 2013 – 2016

The skills in nuclear chemistry are of strategic, as well as immediate, importance for the maintenance of European nuclear operations. The demand for these skills would not decrease even if Europe decides to phase out its nuclear energy because they are even more indispensable for decommissioning the nuclear installations than for their operation, and a substantial demand for these skills exists in non-energy sectors.The CINCH-II project will be a direct continuation of the CINCH-I project its main objectives, expected to have the broadest impact to the target groups, are further development and implementation of the EuroMaster in Nuclear Chemistry, completion of a pan-European offer of modular training courses for the customers from the end users, development of a Training Passport in Nuclear Chemistry and preparing the grounds for the ECVET application in nuclear chemistry, implementation of modern e-learning tools developed in CINCH-I and further development of new tools for the distance learning, laying the foundations of a Nuclear Chemistry Education and Training Platform as a future sustainable Euratom Fission Training Scheme (EFTS) in Nuclear Chemistry, or development of methods of raising awareness of the possible options for nuclear chemistry in potential students, academia and industry. The CINCH-II project will mobilise the identified existing fragmented capabilities to form the critical mass required to implement the courses and meet the nuclear chemistry postgraduate education and training needs, including the high-level training of research workers, of the European Union.The CINCH-II consortium includes partners from all key European nuclear countries both academia and national nuclear laboratories are represented, supported by an outer shell of Associated Partners. Networking on the national level and with existing platforms in Europe, such as the ENEN, as well as in the non-European countries will be an important feature of the project.


Teodora Retegan Vollmer (contact)

Chalmers, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Energy and Material


Czech Technical University in Prague

Praha, Czech Republic

Evalion Sro

Praha, Czech Republic

Loughborough University

Loughborough, United Kingdom

National Nuclear Laboratory

Seascale, United Kingdom

The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA)

Gif-sur-Yvette, France

Universitetet For Miljö Og Biovitenskap

As, Norway

University of Hanover

Hannover, Germany

University of Helsinki

Helsinki, Finland

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

University of Oslo

Oslo, Norway


European Commission (EC)

Project ID: EC/FP7/605173
Funding Chalmers participation during 2013–2016

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