Our history

EEAE history goes back in 1954, when for the first time an organization competent to promote peaceful nuclear energy and technology applications, under the name "Greek Atomic Energy Commission” was established in Greece. In 1980's, following the separation from the National Centre for Scientific Research “Demokritos”,  EEAE was re-established as the competent authority for radiation safety. 

The milestones of EEAE history and developments from 1954 until nowadays are presented below:

2018
20/11/2018

New Radiation Protection Regulations

The presidential decree 101/2018 that transposes to the national legislation the new BSS Directive 2013/59/Euratom is issued.
2017
22/09/2017

30 years anniversary

Anniversary of 30 years for the regulatory role of EEAE based on its re-establishment by the law 1733/1987.
2014
08/12/2014

New legislative framework of EEAE as regulatory authority

New legislative framework of EEAE, as regulatory authority (Law 4310/2014). Strengthening of EEAE supervisory and regulatory role; EEAE acquires administrative and financial independence and is given the form of public entity.
2012
12/10/2012

Recognition of EEAE as Regional Centre for Education and Training in Radiation, Transport and Waste Safety

Recognition of EEAE as Regional Centre for Education and Training in Radiation, Transport and Waste Safety - Long term agreement with IAEA ratified by Law
30/05/2012

International peer review (IRRS mission)

International peer review (Integrated Regulatory Review Service, IRRS mission) in Greece
2004
01/08/2004

Strengthening of the national infrastructure and know-how in terms of security

National infrastructure and know-how in terms of security has been strengthened both for activities and facilities
2001
06/03/2001

Entry into force of the current Radiation Protection Regulations

Entry into force of the current Radiation Protection Regulations
1997
16/05/1997

Competence with regard to non ionizing radiation is assigned to EEAE

Delegation of competence for artificially produced non ionizing radiation to EEAE
1987
22/09/1987

Reconstitution of ΕΕΑΕ

Reconstitution of ΕΕΑΕ by the Law 1733/1987
1985
08/02/1985

Separation of EEAE and NCSR Demokritos

Administrative and operational separation of EEAE from the National Center of Scientific Research "Demokritos"
1968
20/06/1968

Nuclear Research Center Demokritos

The Nuclear Research Center "Demokritos" starts to operate within the EEAE (having the status of that period).
1954
26/02/1954

Establishment of EEAE

An organization named as" Greek Atomic Energy Commission" (EEAE) is established with main objective the promotion of the peaceful uses of nuclear energy and nuclear technology
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