The 2015 edition of the European Nuclear Young Generation Forum was held in Paris from June 22nd to 26th on the theme “Nuclear and Environment”.
This was the major event of the nuclear young generation before the UN Conference on Climate Change -COP21- organised in Paris next December.
An unprecedented diversity of participants
Almost 360 students and young professionals came from all over the world to take part to this gathering: the UK, Sweden, Finland, Romania, Poland, Belgium, Russia, the US, Australia, China, Korea, Kenya… 27 countries and more than 110 different universities, organizations and companies were represented during the event.
High level lectures
Plenary and panel sessions were organised around 3 main topics:
- Nuclear to fight climate change
- Impact of nuclear on the environment
- Nuclear adapting to the new environment
No less than 25 high level speakers with very different backgrounds (leaders of the nuclear industry, climatologists, researchers, filmmaker…) were there.
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An event organized by the young generation for the young generation
ENYGF2015 was willing to give everyone the opportunity to share its experiences and express its beliefs on the nuclear industry, the environment and climate change. Workshops were organised during the event: 16 different topics were defined by the organization team and 30 young professionals were selected to prepare and lead them. Almost 70 students and researchers came to present their work to the participants either via a presentation or a poster during the technical sessions.
And even more…
10 technical visits were organised all around France, from the must-see facilities (the AREVA Creusot Forge, the Flamanville EPR construction site, AREVA La Hague facility…) to the unusual ones (the Louvre museum particle accelerator…).
2 social events, a welcome dinner in the “Cité des Sciences” and a cocktail party in the “Atelier Renault” on the Champs-Elysées, allowed the participants to exchange and network.3 hours of guided tour in Paris ended the week with the main landmarks of the City: the Louvre museum, Notre-Dame cathedral, Tuileries garden…
The Young Generation committed for COP21
Five months before the United Nations conference, the young generation is more committed than ever to make its voice heard: COP21 is a unique opportunity to internationally develop a low-carbon society in which nuclear power will have a key role to play !