Key Contacts in Relevant Countries

National Societies Young Generation Networks

Across the world there are a number of National Radiation Protection Young Generation Networks. The IRPA YGN encourages the communication and collaboration of these networks both between themselves and our members.

A brief description of the networks is provided below, along with a relevant contact. Should your YGN not be featured and you wish to get it added to the list please contact:


Professional Body Name: Society for Radiological Protection

YGN Network Name: Rising Generation Group

Description of the Network and Key Activities

The UK SRP Rising Generations Group was founded in 2010 and is now 230 members strong. RGG run a number of initiatives designed to aid early career professionals, such as:

  • A mentoring scheme, whereby less experienced RP professionals are matched with senior colleagues in a similar field in order to gain advice and guidance;
  • Regular events on putting together your RPA/ RWA portfolio;
  • A special edition newsletter just for RGG members;
  • Opportunities to network with other early career professionals;
  • An annual social event at the RGG Dinner;
  • A chance to win the RGG Best Presentation Award at the Annual Conference, etc.

Links to the RGG social media feeds can be found here:

Twitter: @SRP_RGG

Key Contact

Jess Revill (Chair of RGG)


Professional Body Name: La Société Française de Radioprotection (SFRP)

YGN Network Name: Youth Club

Description of the Network and Key Activities

The Youth Club has been rebooted by SFRP in 2016 after some years of inactivity. The Club gathers young professionals of less than 35, coming from various professional backgrounds, and motivated to discuss and exchange about various topics of radiation protection, at national and international scale, and also to promote the sector.

As such, one of the key missions of the Youth Club is to develop and ease possibilities of exchanges and networking between young professionals working in radiation protection, to favour and support their skill improvement (notably via the planning of Scientific Days) and to build constructive partnerships at national and international scales.

Further details can be found on our webpage:

Key Contact

Mrs. Valerie Chambrette (Managing Director of the SFRP)


Professional Body Name: Japan Health Physics Society

YGN Network Name: Young Researchers Association

Description of the Network and Key Activities

The Young Researchers Association (YRA) of Japan Health Physics Society (JHPS) was established in 1987 by 7 volunteer members. As of April 2018, YRA was composed of approximately 40 researchers and engineers younger than 35 years old from various universities, research institutes and private companies. These members specialize in radiation protection, radiation measurement, and environmental radioactivity, etc. We have mainly 3 goals, firstly to exchange information and discuss latest knowledge via workshops and e-mails; secondly, to engage in educational and outreach activities on radiation to the public, and thirdly to cultivate domestic and international relationship with young people of other scientific bodies.

1) Study session: We have held on study sessions such as radiation measurement, dose evaluation, environmental radioactivity and even risk communication.

2) Outreach activity: We have ever taken part in Chiba city science festa that motivates children to learn science since 2010. Our exhibition in 2017 is as follows;

  • Measurement of radiation in environmental samples
  • Experience of radioactive pollution investigation using radiation survey meters
  • Observation of the radiation track using a cloud chamber

Website and Facebook are shown as follows



Key Contact

Dr Noriaki Kataoka (Chair of YRA)

Germany and Switzerland

Professional Body Name: Professional Body Name: Fachverband für Strahlenschutz

Description of the Network and Key Activities

The five of us are the delegates of the Fachverband für Strahlenschutz, the German-Swiss Radiation Protection Association, for the special interests of young and new members of our association.

We organize the integration of young people into the annual conferences of our association. There they can present their theses and ongoing work, receive valuable advice from experienced colleagues and network with other experts of their research field.

Appearances on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter keep the members of our association up to date about all occurrences in our field of work in Germany, Switzerland and beyond.

We also work closely together with the training workgroup of Fachverband für Strahlenschutz and will inform about pathways to the different fields in radiation protection in a special issue of our association’s quarterly journal, the StrahlenschutzPRAXIS.

Website and Facebook are shown as follows



Key Contacts

Jonas Buermeyer, Nicole Fröhlich, Sebastian Helbig, Oliver Meisenberg, Nina Mosimann,


Jun Hirouchi - Japan