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).

Membership

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 iniative

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.

Staff

Executive office

Jean-Pol Poncelet
Jean-Pol Poncelet
Director General
+32 2 505 32 10
Berta Picamal
Berta Picamal
Executive Advisor to the DG
Tel: +32 2 505 32 18

Institutional affairs

Richard Ivens

Richard Ivens

Director
Tel: +32 2 505 32 14
Berta Picamal

Berta Picamal

Senior Manager
Tel: +32 2 505 32 18
Emilia Janisz

Emilia Janisz

Manager
Tel: +32 2 505 30 57
Andrei Goicea

Andrei Goicea

Senior Manager
Tel: +32 2 505 32 13

Regulatory Issues/ENISS Initiative

Jean Barbaud

Jean Barbaud

Director
Tel: +32 2 505 32 48
Muriel Glibert

Muriel Glibert

Senior Manager
Tel: +32 2 505 32 16

Communications

Damien Hennequart

Damien Hennequart

Director
Tel: +32 2 505 32 20
Witold Strzelecki

Witold Strzelecki

Communications Manager
Tel: +32 2 505 32 25
Graziella De Riddere

Graziella De Riddere

Webmaster / IT Manager
Tel: +32 2 505 32 22

Administrative assistants

Aude Van Hille

Aude Van Hille

Administrative Assistant
Tel: +32 2 505 32 23
Danielle Lamotte

Danielle Lamotte

Excecutive Assistant
Tel: +32 2 505 32 21

Contact us

FORATOM
Avenue des Arts 56
1000 Brussels – Belgium

Tel. +32 2 502 45 95
Foratom@foratom.org

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