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Win Slovenia which is called Alfa Section was in 2011 quite active. In order to promote nuclear technologies among general and some specific publics several round tables were organised.

In May 2011 the discussion on the draft EU Directive on Radioactive Waste and Spent Fuel Management was organized with members of Slovene Nuclear Society and EU parliament member Mrs. Romana Jordan. More than 50 people were obtaining the information about the directive and were also proposing some recommendation to Mrs. Jordan for amendments. 

For general public presentation and discussion on Fukushima accident was organized in community where ARAO is operating storage facility. Two topics were covered by experts: the technical part and development of accident and radiological consequences for environment and public. People were extremely interested especially in environmental influence of accident to public and received a lot explanation and answers.

Many presentations were delivered at schools, for different associations and residents groups in order to explain different topics of nuclear technology and radioactive waste management.

To obtain correct information on the on the position of women in nuclear an analysis was prepared within institutions in Slovenia which are functioning in the field including nuclear industry, regulators, research institute and public services. The results show that the situation is worse than years ago. Taking into account eight organisations in nuclear filed in Slovenia, percentage of women employed is 40% or less, with one exception: Agency for radioactive waste management (RWM) with 55% of women. No institution is managed by a female director, only few women are on leading positions.

But there are also some good news for women in nuclear: we succeeded to have our members in management and supervision board of Slovene Nuclear Society, our members became part of Program committee for our international conference and also because of that we succeed to have 4 chairpersons of different sections and to have 5 oral presentations at Ljubljana 2012, which will be held in September 2012.A poster about Win EU will enable to us to spread the information on our activities.

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