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The overall objective of the project is the Establishment of a Regional Centre of Competence for VVER Technology and Nuclear Applications (CORONA). The centre will be recognized by the EU nuclear sector and will develop and implement training schemes for VVER specifics in cooperation with local, national and international training and educational organizations.

The essence of the project is to provide a special purpose structure for training and qualification of personnel for serving VVER technology as one of the nuclear power options used in the EU. Such an approach should allow unification of existing VVER related training schemes according to IAEA standards and commonly accepted criteria recognized in the EU. In this regard, the implementation of ECVET (“European Credit system for Vocational Education and Training”) in the sectors of nuclear fission and radiation protection is particularly important in all education and training actions under Euratom.

The project structure is based on three general pillars:

  1. Training schemes for different target groups including safety culture;
  2. VVER related knowledge management system, which will accumulate available information;
  3. Technical specification for development of respective premises, facilities, general and special assignment training tools.

CVR is involved in the development of these pillars, as well as in the field of reactor physics and the general public support for education in nuclear energy. The project also envisages the involvement of the research reactor LR0 as one of the training centres.



The CORONA Academy provides training in VVER nuclear technology and nuclear engineering. The target audience covers:

  1. NPP personnel employed in management, maintenance, operations, technical support and safety control, nuclear professionals from research and engineering organizations, regulatory bodies, technical support organizations, decommissioning, RAW and SNF management, nuclear safety and radiation protection, training instructors
  2. Non-nuclear specialists (mechanical, electrical, I&C, chemistry, etc.) performing nuclear activities and all suppliers and contractors involved in the field of nuclear safety and nuclear applications. The training will be useful for professionals working in support of nuclear facilities as civil engineers, physical protection employees, government employees, secondary school teachers, journalists, etc.
  3. Nuclear power and non-nuclear power students.


We offer:

A wide range of short- and long-term training courses.

Courses providing significant improvement of your academic and professional qualification.

Courses, which can be tailored to match your needs.

Courses held by leading researchers and professionals in the subject matter.

The training forms cover classroom and/or practical (laboratory or workshop) training. E-learning courses are provided using Moodle based platform CLP4NET (with the support of the IAEA). Special attention is paid to the training on safety culture and soft skills and train the trainers approach.

Courses are delivered in English or Russian (or local language) depending on the request. Trainees receive a set of training materials, which consists of trainee’s handbook, presentations and testing materials.

Courses are delivered preferably at the premises of the training provider clearly specified for each of the courses, due to the necessity of using specialized laboratories and installations, and possibilities for practical exercises.

Each trainee is provided with a certificate of completion.

For more information please refer to the attached information leaflets regarding the particular training courses which can be organized upon request.