About us

Who we are

FORATOM is the Brussels-based trade association for the nuclear energy industry in Europe. FORATOM acts as the voice of the European nuclear industry in energy policy discussions with EU Institutions and other key stakeholders. The membership of FORATOM is made up of 15 national nuclear associations representing nearly 800 firms.

What we do

Provide information and expertise on the role of nuclear energy; produce position papers, newsfeeds, responses to public consultations, analyses of public opinion; organise regular networking events like dinner debates, workshops, one-on-one meetings, press briefings and visits to nuclear facilities.

Key topics we are dealing with

Security of energy supply, competitiveness, economics of nuclear, nuclear safety, nuclear liability, radioactive waste, decommissioning, nuclear transport, environment, new projects, R&D, energy mix, non-proliferation, public opinion, EURATOM treaty, emergency preparedness.

Nuclear forums at EU and international level

FORATOM is represented at a number of key nuclear-related forums including the European Nuclear Energy Forum (ENEF), European Nuclear Safety Regulators’ Group (ENSREG), Sustainable Nuclear Energy Technology Platform (SNETP), European Nuclear Society (ENS), European Human Resources Observatory for Nuclear (EHRON), Implementing Geological Disposal of Radioactive Waste Technology Platform (IGDTP), MEP Forum for the Future of Nuclear Energy, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), OECD/Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA).


The membership of Foratom is made up of 15 national nuclear associations – active across Europe – and the companies that they represent, and two utilities, Poland’s PGE and the Czech Republic’s CEZ. Nearly 800 firms are represented, from Europe’s (and the world’s) largest nuclear utilities and nuclear fuel cycle companies, to other undertakings engaged in the transport of nuclear materials and the management of radioactive waste:

  • Europe's (and the world's) largest nuclear utilities
  • Engineering companies
  • Plant decommissioning companies
  • Lawyers, consulting, insurance and service companies
  • Uranium mining, milling and enrichment companies
  • Nuclear fuel reprocessing companies
  • Nuclear transporters
  • Reactor and component vendors
  • Waste storage facilities
Nuclear for climate

We are actively involved in this initiative

Nuclear for Climate is a grassroots initiative, which brings together 155 associations from 36 countries. It represents scientists, engineers and professionals from the global nuclear sector, who call for the development of all the low carbon technologies available NOW and believe that nuclear energy is part of the solution in the fight against climate change.


Executive office

Yves Desbazeille
Director General
+32 2 505 32 40
Berta Picamal
Executive Advisor to the DG
Tel: +32 2 505 32 18
Richard Ivens
Special Advisor
Tel: +32 2 505 32 14
Berta Picamal
Executive Manager
Tel: +32 2 505 32 18
Andrei Goicea
Executive Manager
Tel: +32 2 505 32 13
Richard Ivens
Junior Legal Advisor
Tel: +32 2 505 32 28


Jessica Johnson
Communications Director
Tel: +32 2 505 32 20
Witold Strzelecki
Witold Strzelecki
Communications Manager
Tel: +32 2 505 32 25
Graziella De Riddere
Sophie Dayraut
Communications Officer
Tel: +32 2 505 32 10
Graziella De Riddere
Graziella De Riddere
Webmaster / IT Manager
Tel: +32 2 505 32 22

Regulatory Issues/ENISS Initiative

Jean Barbaud
ENISS Director
Tel: +32 2 505 32 46
Muriel Glibert
ENISS Manager
Tel: +32 2 505 32 16

Administrative assistants

Danielle Lamotte
Danielle Lamotte
Support Team Manager
Tel: +32 2 505 32 21
Aude Van Hille
Tel: +32 2 505 32 11
Aude Van Hille
Aude Van Hille
Tel: +32 2 505 32 23

Contact us

Avenue des Arts 56
1000 Brussels – Belgium

Tel. +32 2 502 45 95

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