Members of the program committee

International Conference

“Twenty-Five Years after the Chernobyl Disaster. Safety for the Future”

Kyiv, Ukraine

April 20-22, 2011



The draft program of the Conference was adopted by the members of the International Organizing Committee and Program Committee on November 2, 2010, in the presence of representatives of the Republic of Belarus, the Russian Federation, Ukraine, the UN, Council of Europe as well as other international organizations that have ratified the Conference’s agenda:

April 20, 2011

Registration of the participants: 11:00-14:30 
Opening Ceremony: 15:00-18:15 
Opening of the Conference held by the Chairman of the International Organizing Committee of the Conference Victor Baloga

Statements delivered by the Conference’s co-organizers: 
Statement on behalf of Ukraine, President of Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovich 
Statement on behalf of the UN, Mr. Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations 
Statement on behalf of Council of Europe, Mr. Thorbjшrn Jagland, Secretary General of the Council of Europe 
Statement on behalf of the European Commission, Mr. Josй Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission 
Statement on behalf of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Mr. Yukiya Amano, IAEA Director General 
Break at 16:50-17:10, briefing for journalists 
Keynote speeches by high level representatives of the governments and international organizations: 
Mr. Norbert Rцttgen, Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, Germany 
Mr. Thomas Mirow, President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development 
Mr. Jan Mans, President of the European Forum for Local and Regional Disaster Management 
18:30-19:30 Classical Music Concert 
19:30-20:30 Reception 
April 21, 2011 
9:00-13:00 , Plenary session

Invited reports

1. “Radiological Risk: the Need to be Informed, the Right to be Protected”, Thorbjшrn Jagland, Secretary General of the Council of Europe      
2. “Chornobyl: Lessons of Safety”, Volodymyr Kholosha, Chairman of Ukrainian State Agency for the Exclusion Zone, under the Ministry of Emergency Management, Ukraine  
3. “International Support Towards the Mitigation of the Chornobyl Disaster Consequences”, Frank-Peter Weiss, Scientific-Technical Director of GRS, Germany     
4. “Nuclear Safety in the 21st Century: Reflecting on the Lessons Learned“,
Jacques Repussard, Director General of IRSN, France    
5. “The ‘Shelter’ Facility – Prospects and Challenges”, Igor Gramotkin, Director General of the Chornobyl Nuclear Power Plane (NPP), Ukraine   
6. “Radiological and Medical Consequences of the Chornobyl Disaster. Lessons for the Future”, Volodymyr Bebeshko, Director General of Science Center for Radiological Medicine, Academy of Medical Science of Ukraine + World Health Organization (WHO) (tbg)  
7. “Increasing Nuclear Safety and Radiation Protection, Lessons Learned from Chornobyl”, Olga Makarovskaya, Deputy Head of State Commission of Nuclear Regulation, Ukraine + International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) (tbd)   
8. “Chornobyl and New Knowledge” Vyacheslav Shestopalov (Ukraine), Viktor Poyarkov (TESEC), Hartmuth Teske (Germany), Michel Chouha (France)   
9. “Outcomes and Prospects for Overcoming Consequences of the Chornobyl Disaster in the Russian Federation”, Tatiana Marchenko, Ministry of Emergencies of the Russian Federation.     
10. “Supporting National Programs Aimed at the Economic Development of the Territories Affected by the Chornobyl Disaster”, Erzy Osiatynski, IAEA, UNICEF, UNDP and WHO.       
11. “Actions by the State of Belarus in Overcoming Consequences of the Chornobyl Disaster”, Vladimir Chernikov , Head of the Department for Elimination of Consequences of the Chornobyl NPP Disaster, Emergency Ministry of the Republic of Belarus.  
12. “Health effects due to radiation from the accident: implications for risk assessment” Dr. Weiss, Chair, United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation.    

11:00-11:45 Coffee -break, poster presentations 
13:00-14:00 Lunch break 

Sectional sessions on the following subjects

    • nuclear and radiation risks - cooperation of governments and people; new technologies and scientific achievements for future safety and security;
    • consequences of nuclear and radiation accidents to human health and the environment;
    • Shelter, dismantling of the Chornobyl NPP, the strategy of radioactive waste and spent nuclear fuel management;
    • development of early warning system and response to nuclear and other manmade disasters, development of emergency plans, public awareness and involvement in emergency planning, and post-accident radiation monitoring;
    • radiological consequences of the Chornobyl disaster, farming in contaminated areas, social and economic development of areas exposed to the Chornobyl disaster: successful development models, overcoming stereotypes and improving the investment attractiveness of the regions;

15:30-16:20 Coffee -break, poster presentations

April 22 2011 
Conference Conclusions and Recommendations for the Future

        • Conclusions of sectional sessions
        • General conclusions of the Conference and recommendations for the future.
        • Closing of the Conference
        • Press conference

12:30-13:00 Press conference

13:00-18:00 Visit to the Chornobyl Exclusion Zone (optional, prior registration required)     

ЕБРР действует в качестве администратора и спонсора Чернобыльского фонда «Укрытие», основанного в декабре 1997 года странами "Большой семёрки" и другими странами-участницами проекта по оказанию помощи Украине с целью трансформировать существующее укрытиев Чернобыле в безопасную и экологически стабильную систему в рамках реализации Плана строительства объекта Укрытия.