The international strategy and policies of the Nuclear Safety Council (CSN) aim to maintain official relations with similar foreign organisations, participate in international nuclear safety and radiation organisations and advise the Spanish government about its commitments to other countries and entities in these areas.
These functions are embodied in technical and institutional activities that take place either multilaterally (through international organisations, institutions and forums) or bilaterally (through one-on-one technical cooperation and collaboration agreements with peer institutions).
The CSN plays a role in Spain’s compliance with its commitments under international conventions concerning areas within its responsibility.
The foremost CSN’s international activity in the sphere of multilateral relations is the participation in the steering bodies, advisory committees and technical working groups of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the European Union and the Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA/OECD)..
At the same time, the CSN participates in associations made up of peer institutions. Within this framework, association members share practices and regulatory policies and examine new initiatives. The CSN is an active participant in the work done by the International Nuclear Regulators’ Association (INRA), the Western European Nuclear Regulators Association (WENRA), the Ibero-American Forum of Radiological and Nuclear Regulatory Agencies, the Heads of the European Radiological Protection Competent Authorities (HERCA) and the European Nuclear Security Regulators Association (ENSRA).