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Online Workshop on Good Practices for Implementing Performance Evaluation Programmes for Physical Protection Systems

19 April 2021 - 22 April 2021 Online, Selected Audience

Applications for this event are closed
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Applications were closed on 14 February 2021 and selected individuals will be informed on 01 March 2021. If you have any questions, please contact pierre.legoux@wins.org

Performance evaluation programmes consist of methodologies and tools used for assessing, testing, and exercising physical protection capacities to mitigate threats of theft or sabotage at nuclear facilities. Some nuclear organisations and regulators around the world have already established this type of programme and requirement. Many countries, however, have not. 

WINS and the US DOE feel it is extremely important for all nuclear facilities and competent authorities to consider implementing this type of programme.  Indeed, it is only through the measurement of performance that an operator can demonstrate their physical protection measures are effective and are fulfilling the operator’s obligations. The concept of performance evaluation programmes is mentionned in IAEA NSS-13 and further discussed in IAEA NSS 30-G, Section 3.3.2. 

With that in mind, WINS and the US DOE have decided to collaborate and jointly organise an International Workshop on Good Practices for Implementing Performance Evaluation Programmes for Physical Protection Systems to discuss and share experiences and lessoned learned.

We look forward to your participation.


The workshop will review international good practices for designing and implementing performance evaluation programmes for physical protection systems.

The key objectives of the event are:

  • To share good practices in the area of performance evaluation processes, including performance testing, and to discuss:
    • How to develop a graded approach to analysis and testing based on consequence of event
    • Risk management approaches based on available resources and budget
    • Selection and optimization of analysis and testing
    • Data management and continuous improvement (data feedback into analysis)
  • To foster awareness of current performance testing methods and approaches
  • To share methods of programme sustainability and in particular explore the importance of resource management, training requirements and capacity and capabilities matters
  • To foster international relationships for possible peer to peer cooperation and assistance

Workshop expected outcomes

  • To share the status of national performance evaluation programmes
  • To increase participants awareness of current international performance evaluation programme methods and approaches
  • To discuss gaps and areas of difficulties for implementation
  • To discuss areas of increased focus and assistance

Programme Outline

Session 1 - Establishing a Performance Evaluation Programme

Session 2 - Performance Evaluation Methods and Approaches

Session 3 - Graded Approach and Managing Risk

Session 4 - Analysis and Testing Selection and Optimisation

Session 5 - Data Management and Continuous Improvement

Session 6 - Performance Evaluation Programme Gaps and Challenges

Session 7 - Performance Evaluation Programme Management

Session 8 - Discussions and Next Steps


Participation will be limited to 40 individuals.

Practitioners from the international community including regulatory authorities, competent authorities, operators, and vendors will share current experiences and good practices for implementing performance evaluation programmes and associated processes.

WINS is promoting gender diversity in its events and female delegates are highly encouraged to apply to this workshop.


Participants will be encouraged to discuss the status of their respective performance evaluation programmes including analysis and testing methodologies for ensuring an effective physical protection system.

In line with WINS’ innovative approach to best practice workshops, this event will be interactive and professionally facilitated. The workshop will be built around a number of presentations from invited expert speakers to explore the topic and share their experience and lessons learned.

The workshop will be conducted online through four 3-hour live sessions from 19-22 April 2021. The workshop will be held in English. As with all WINS events, the discussions will be unclassified but subject to Chatham House rules (what was said can be reported, but not attributed).

Contact Information

Pierre Legoux   Pierre Legoux
Head of Programmes
+43 1710651912

Bettina Lock   Bettina Lock
Office Manager


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