News GMF – July 2022

GMF General Assembly and seminar in Borsele, the Netherlands, 3-5 October 2022

This year’s GMF General Assembly and Seminar will take place in Borsel on 3-5 October 2022. We will meet on 3rd October at the Van Der Valk Hotel in Middelburg for a chat and a drink at 21:30. On 4th October we will be at J.W.Topshuis between the North Sea and Oosterschelde for the GMF General Assembly and to discuss emergency preparedness. In the afternoon, a visit is planned to the Water Safety Tour and the Middelburg Abbey. On 5th October, we will have a guided tour of the Central Organisation for Radioactive Waste Management (COVRA) facilities. Registration is obligatory at this link. The preliminary agenda will follow in due course.


The European Commission’s Joint Research Centre, Directorate for Nuclear Safety and Security, is organizing a half-day participatory meeting to discuss the social impacts resulting from the closure of a nuclear power plant. They invite members of GMF to join the discussion and contribute to a better understanding of the consequences of closure of the nuclear power plant on host communities, in particular the social impacts, which are often neglected in policy assessment. During this participatory workshop, the aim is to identify key social impact themes that can be used as a guidance for more context-specific assessments.


The meeting will take place on-line on Friday 15 July 2022 from 9:30 to 12:30.


If you are interested, you can still send an email to

3-4 August

GMF will be present at the ECA Forum “Hosting New Nuclear Development” from 3-5 August in Salt Lake City (United States). The aim of this forum is to better understand how to match potential host community strengths and needs with those of advanced nuclear project developers (like small modular reactors, microreactors, fast-neutron reactors, etc). The session “Coordinating with European Counterparts” will briefly present GMF and explore synergies between the two associations.

Further information and agenda at:
ENEF is BACK, Prague, 10-11 November 2022

The European Commission is organising, together with Czech Republic as hosting country, the 15th European Nuclear Energy Forum (ENEF). Taking place on 10-11 November 2022 in Prague in the premises of the Czech National Bank ENEF will be an occasion for broad discussion among all stakeholders on the opportunities and risks of nuclear energy. The topics will be chosen in a way to allow discussions linked to the energy challenges faced by the EU Member States. Further information, draft program and registration’s details will be communicated in due course. GMF is a member of the ENEF Steering Committee and Csaba Dohóczki and Meritxell Martell have participated in several meeting to organise this next event in Prague.

IAEA Technical Meeting, Vienna

31 October- 4 November 2022

The purpose of this Technical Meeting organised by the IAEA is to provide an opportunity for dialogue between and with representatives of municipalities hosting nuclear facilities, including waste disposal sites, uranium mining sites and end-of-life environmental remediation sites, and to enhance awareness of and share experiences on topics of interest to stakeholders at the local level. The meeting will also focus on the interaction between less experienced and more experienced local communities and organizations, which would contribute to improving communication among authorities, regulatory bodies, and operators.


Should you be interested in participating, kindly send an email to


Loviisa municipality is member of GMF

Loviisa is a municipality of 14,750 inhabitants in the South coast of Finland. It hosts one of the two nuclear power plants, with two VVER units each of 488 MWe. Loviisa was founded in 1745, as a border fortress against Russia. Most of the fortifications have been preserved. Loviisa was originally called Degerby, but king Adolf Frederick of Sweden renamed the city after his spouse Lovisa Ulrika after visiting the town in 1752. Welcome Loviisa to our network!!
Is there a topic of interest to your municipality or to your country? Let us know…and exchange with others

Send an email to GMF coordination and we can facilitate the exchange of information with other municipalities in Europe facing similar situations. We can set up a working group of municipalities interested in a specific topic, organise events, invite experts, write an informative document, etc.
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