The Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) Committee on Nuclear Regulatory Activities (CNRA) Working Group on Public Communication of Nuclear Regulatory Organisations (WGPC) acknowledged the wide range of stakeholders relevant to Nuclear Regulatory Organisations (NROs). Recognising the challenges in communicating with so many different audiences with varying needs for information and interests in affecting decision-making, the WGPC organised international stakeholder workshops for sharing views on the NROs communication. These regional workshops offered a rich platform for exchanging with the varied stakeholders, by bringing together communication experts from NROs and stakeholders from different backgrounds and by encouraging lively discussions, well-argued criticisms and facing real issues.
The workshops provided the opportunity to stimulate co-operation and improve NROs’
communication by better understanding stakeholders’ perceptions, needs and expectations. To ensure the effectiveness of the workshops, the organising committee strived to set the framework to enable genuine dialogue and meaningful exchanges based on discussions as equals and with respect between participants.