IAEA calls for applications from young people regarding Ideas on Nuclear and Radiological Emergency Communication

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The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has called for applications from students and early career professionals to present their ideas on how to communicate on nuclear and radiological emergencies. Outstanding ideas will be awarded at the finale to be held during the 1-5 October 2018 IAEA International Symposium on communicating Nuclear and Radiological Emergencies to the Public.

Students and young professionals aged 18-25 in areas such as crisis communication, communication strategy development, emergency response, social media management, outreach, public and internal communication and more are invited to submit innovative ideas that address challenges in nuclear and radiological emergency communication.

The competition finale will be held during the 1-5 October 2018 IAEA International Symposium on Communicating Nuclear and Radiological Emergencies to the Public. The symposium will bring together nuclear emergency communication experts, government public officials and media professionals for discussions on how to improve communication during a nuclear and radiological emergency. Competition finalists will present their ideas during a symposium session dedicated to youth, and a panel of experts will select a top winner.

The IAEA will cover travel to the symposium in Vienna, Austria, and provide daily subsistence allowance of the five finalists. Entries must be submitted by 11:59pm, Vienna Time on 15 June. For questions regarding the competition, please contact CNREP.Youth@iaea.org.

Each submission should include a description of the concept (maximum 1000 words) and information about the participant, provided as a PDF file. Official guidelines and submission forms are available here.

The deadline for application is 15 June, 2018.