IRSN certified by the Polish Nuclear Safety Authority


As part of the strengthening of IRSN's partnership with the Polish Nuclear Safety Authority (PAA), IRSN Strategy Director Patrice Bueso travelled to Warsaw on July 11, 2023, to officially sign the Institute's recent certification with the PAA.

The signing of this certification document will enable the Institute to be consulted by the PAA as technical and scientific support, to assess the safety of future nuclear facilities in Poland. This referral is the result of numerous constructive exchanges between IRSN and PAA over recent months.

In July 2022, the Institute's Director General received a delegation from the PAA to identify the Polish authority's needs in terms of examining future projects that may be submitted to it as part of the roll -out of Poland's nuclear program. Continued discussions in the months that followed led to the drafting of a Memorandum of Understanding and the preparation of IRSN's certification dossier, making it the first foreign organization to be certified by the PAA.

This major event was celebrated in the presence of the Chargé d'Affaires of the French Embassy, Lucie STEPANYAN, and the President of PAA, Mr Andrzej GLOWACKI.