ENEA is a public research centre operating in the fields of energy, environment and new technologies
to support competitiveness and sustainable development. ENEA carries out research activities and
provides advanced services on ionizing and non-ionizing radiation by developing products, processes
and methodologies aimed at understanding the harmful effects and action mechanisms of noxious
chemical and physical agents. This scientific and technical knowledge enables to cope with
radioprotection problems and to develop health technologies, thus allowing the national industrial
sector to grow and supporting the mission of the Institutions devoted to public health protection. The
Radiation Protection Institute (RPI) is in charge of all aspects (research, development and safety)
regarding the protection of man and the environment from ionizing radiation. In the 6th and 7th FP
the RPI has been involved in EU projects regarding training in radiation protection (ENETRAP and
ENETRAP II). The National Institute of Ionizing Radiation Metrology (INMRI) ensures that actual
conditions exist for ionizing radiation measurement to be reliable in radiotherapy, medical
radiodiagnostics, and radiation protection. It also participates in the technical advisory committee for
nuclear safety and health protection of the Italian Prime Minister’s Office.
The Laboratory of Radiation Biology and Biomedicine has a strong experience in low-dose risk research applied to both cancer and non-cancer effects, and has participated in several EURATOM projects, the most recent of which are the FP7 projects DoReMi, RENEB, ProCardio, CEREBRAD, Dark-Risk and OPERRA. ENEA is committed to encouraging excellence in radiation protection research and has joined the European platforms MELODI and EURADOS.
Role of participant in the project
Within Concert ENEA provides support to drafting the SRA (WP2; Task 2.1) and identifies research
priorities (WP3; Tasks 3.1; 3.2 and 3.3) and education and training (WP7; Task 7.4).