The French Society for Radiation Protection (SFRP) was created in 1965. Its purpose is to bring together all the professionals working to protect man and the environment from the dangers of radiation.
The objective of the Association is to promote the culture of radiation protection, encourage information and exchanges between specialists and non-specialists, open forums for an ongoing dialogue with the public, and develop cooperation with the other professional societies in France, Europe and around the world.
The SFRP relies primarily upon: the organisation of scientific and technical meetings; a national congress held every two years to promote dialogue and discussion between all those involved in radiation protection; the "Radioprotection" journal, which publishes scientific articles and news from the association; the web site; and the activities of its sections, clubs, commissions and groups.
SFRP is affiliated with the International Radiation Protection Association .
Breakdown of the members of the SFRP
The General Assembly of SFRP members renews one-third of the Board of Directors every two years. The Board relies on six executive officers, which manage the Association and coordinates the different structures making up the SFRP.
An international dimension
Since joining the International Radiation Protection Association (IRPA) in June 1965, the SFRP has sought to promote French radiation protection at international level. As part of these efforts, the SFRP maintains close relations with European societies in order to share experience and to work together on the implementation of concepts, regulations and techniques in radiation protection within the network put in place by the European Union.