Event Details

March 5-7, 2019

Helsinki, Finland


Matti Anttonen
Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland

Corey Hinderstein
Nuclear Threat Initiative

Michael Edinger
United States Department of State

Petteri Tiippana
Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (STUK)


Nearly 90 experts from 21 countries and the European Union came together for a Joint Working Group Meeting in Helsinki on March 5-7, 2019. This meeting was hosted by Finland’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority of Finland. The three technical working groups made considerable progress in  preparation for a series of practical activities planned for 2019, which include: a tabletop exercise, or “walkthrough” of the IPNDV’s 14-steps in the nuclear dismantlement lifecycle; a dismantlement exercise hosted by Germany and France at Forschungszentrum Jülich; and technology demonstrations hosted by Belgium and Canada. Partners also continued refining plans for other outputs from Phase II, which will conclude at the end of this year.

Photos, a summary report, and opening statements from the event can be found below.