The Fourth International Workshop on the Indemnification of Damage in the Event of a Nuclear Accident was held on 8‑10 October 2019 in Lisbon, Portugal, to continue exploring the practical application of the international nuclear liability conventions and relevant national legislations. The workshop was attended by 140 experts from 24 NEA and five non‑NEA member countries, the European Commission (EC) and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
Participants included representatives from governments, regulatory authorities, technical support organisations, academia, judiciary, operators, suppliers, and law firms, as well as nuclear insurance pools. They addressed two important challenges: determination of the different heads of nuclear damage provided in such conventions, and transboundary claims handling.
The NEA is currently preparing a report on practical workshop outputs to support member countries to be prepared with regard to the determination of nuclear damage and claims handling in the case of a nuclear accident with transboundary damage.