In light of the Fukushima accident, many lessons can be learnt, especially the need of continuous improvement on the national infrastructure on nuclear safety, including legal and regulatory framework, independent regulatory body, leadership and management, and human resources. It is essential to ensure that nuclear safety infrastructure is effective, transparent, and sustainable.

The main objectives of the 3rd ASEM Seminar on Nuclear Safety were to initiate discussions on nuclear safety and to foster Asia-Europe capacity-building and cooperation in nuclear safety. It focused on identifying important elements of effectiveness, transparency, and sustainability of nuclear safety infrastructure, both at national and international levels.

The 3rd Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Seminar on Nuclear Safety was convened in Yogyakarta, Indonesia on 4-6 November 2014, hosted by Indonesia and co-sponsored by China, France, India, Lithuania, Pakistan, Singapore, Spain, and the European Union. Australia, Philippines, Thailand and Viet Nam representatives were also present. The seminar focused on the theme, “Effective, Transparent and Sustainable Nuclear Safety Infrastructure”, aimed at continuing discussions on nuclear safety and to foster Asia-Europe capacity-building and cooperation in nuclear safety.

The seminar was attended by representatives from national governments, nuclear regulators, energy companies, radiation protection and nuclear safety authorities, research institutions and universities.