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Join us in Döbeln!

We are inviting activitsts, experts and all people interested in anti-nuclear topics to join this gathering. We are pleased to announce that there will be another anti-nuclear camp this year, this time in Döbeln, Germany, from August 12th-18th, 2019. As previous camps in Germany (2017) and France (2018) have shown, it is a great opportunity for people from different countries and continents to come together and network, learn and share information. We have welcomed participants from the Americas and Asia and gained a more in depth insight into the anti-nuclear movement in the US, Turkey, India and Japan. We hope that this camp will bring together even more people from all over the world!


|2017 International Anti-nuclear Summer Camp


-> register here


Contents


Short personal report

I enjoyed the whole camp, it even could partly be considered a pleasant relief from my every day work and activities. I could reunite with my long-unseen friends and met a number of new great people. All of the speakers and workshop-holders gave interesting and challenging talks, from which I learnt a lot. The programme was fully-packed and included some bonuses, like a historical trip to the Döbeln town centre.

In this beatiful corner of the green side, it was a nice opportunity for us to discuss strategic issues, however, we obviously did not have time to conclude all of their strands.

Moreover, the food was delicious, with the cooking people (some of them changing in turns) who did care for what the camp participants need to eat.

Being at the camp was also efforts-taking in many ways, for example all of us had to have some tasks of our choice to which we had committed. But overall, it was a very good, learning and versatile experience to me.

For the next years' editions, I would suggest much more folks to flock in to make our own critical mass for the antinuclear cause and the antinuclear movement as this gathering has and will have a huge potential capacities.

Let us not get splitted and lest we decay!


Camp diary

These entries have been published on Facebook originally. Here is a copy for documentation.

August 18th

Yesterday we took part in a fascinating tour around Döbeln discovering its history during the Nazi times. We were impressed with the work of volunteers engaged in preserving the memory of those times and the Jewish inhabitants of the city. That made us think in a broader context of the systems of power and social mechanisms which lead to social and environmental catastrophies.


Camp2019 city-excursion facebook.jpg


August 18th

We had a great opportunity to attend the Skype lecture made for us by prof. Mark Z. Jacobson from the Stanford University. He commented on the real situation concerning the climate change and the nuclear power which he had already described in his text:

His book on energy delivering more information on the matter will soon be published:


Climate lecture Mark-Z-Jacobson camp2019 facebook.jpg


August 17th

We are very inspired by the website WISE Uranium Project. Its creator Peter Diehl showed us yesterday many possibilities offered by the calculators on the site. They enable user to count health risk, the quantities of certain isotopes and many many more. On the website you can also track uranium related news and have online presentations!


Wormapii wiseuranium facebook.gif


August 16th

Message from the International Anti-nuclear Summer Camp 2019 in Döbeln: Fight the climate change but don't nuke the climate! towards: FridaysForFuture


Fridays-for-future picture camp2019 facebook.jpg


August 16th

We were glad to talk to the journalists from the MDR Sachsen Radio yesterday who made a short report from visit in the camp. Today we will be talking about depleteduranium , situation in Hungary and nuclear power and climatechange.


August 15th

Today at 4:30 P.M. please listen to MDR Sachsen Radio. You will have occassion to listen to our participant and expert Günter Hermeyer talking about the camp and also "Don't nuke the climate" Campaign.


Camp interview2019 facebook.jpg


August 15th

Yesterday evening was full of inspiration as we had a chance to meet local activists in Döbeln, who told us about their work for human, animal and ecological rights. Today we will continue with our lectures and we will talk about interdependence between civilian and military nuclear technology, uraniummining , and recent antinuclear protests in Russia


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August 14th

We have an unexpected permanent participant :) If you wish to join us you can still do so: camp2019 AT nuclear-heritage DOT net[1] Today we will talk about the state of affairs of the nuclear programs in Hungary and Poland and on the neglected topic of the health effects of a low dose radiation and many others.


Hedgehog facebook.jpg


August 13th

The solar panels on our project house provide us energy to have presentations in multiple places of the camp. Today we will be talking about the situation in Hungary, Turkey, EURATOM Treaty and many more... Join us this week!


Solar panels projecthouse2019 facebook.jpg


August 12th

Our camp was one of the morning topics in the regional radio MDR Sachsen.


August 12th

The camp has just started! You can still join us or just drop by. Please register here: camp2019 AT nuclear-heritage DOT net[1]


Camp introduction facebook.jpg


August 10th

Among the presentations covering the situation in certain countries we will have one on the nuclear Paks II in Hungary. It will offer an overview of the legal, environmental and safety concerns related to Paks II (Hungary’s recent NPP expansion). It will also cover the government's obstruction of public engagement in the project.


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August 9th

During the camp we will have chance to know the status of nuclear power in many countries and antinuclear struggle first hand. One of the places we will talk about will be Turkey where the authorities are going to build a NPP in Sinop.


Turkey harbor facebook.jpg


August 8th

One of the organizers of the camp - Falk Beyer gave an interview to Radio T - local radio in Germany in Chemnitz. In case of questions concerning participation or media reports don't hesitate to contact us:


August 7th

The uranium mining is one of the overlooked aspects of nuclear power. The promoters of this source of energy try to tell us how "safe" and "modern" are the reactors and how it "saves" the climate staying silent about the devastating effect the uranium mining has on the environment and people who work in the mines. This will be also one of the topics during the camp.


Uranium mining facebook.jpg


August 6th

Please check out and share our second press release - "Nuclear propaganda won't solve the climate change problem". You can also translate it to your native language.


Dont nuke the climate.jpg


August 5th

Health impact of nuclear power is a very uncomfortable subject for both the industry and the authorities. Health consequences of catastrofies like Chernobyl or Fukushima are belittled - otherwise who would be able to pay compensation to millions who were affected. That is why there is so much propaganda around this matter. During the camp we will have a lecture exposing hodden facts.


July 31st

The scientists claim that the Mayak nuclear reprossesing plant was a source of leakage of the radioactive materials 2 years ago despite the Kremlin's denial. During the camp we will have a whole presentation about this infamous facility.


July 30th

Apart from lectures and workshops on nuclear power we planned also an excursion: "Historical City Walk - excursion on Nazi history in Döbeln". This excursion on Nazi history in Döbeln will be provided by the local AG Geschichte. You will learn about the life and persecution of Jewish people in Döbeln, military production sites during World War II, forced labor workers and also a bit of an up-to-date impression of racist activities in the region.


June 20th

Do you want to spread the word about the camp in your native language? We have flyers or/and invitation letters prepared in English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Turkish, Latvian. Maybe you could translate them also to your own language?


Camp flyer facebook.jpg


June 10th

You can also contribute to the camp not only by participation but also by making a donation on our fundraising page or passing it to your friends:


May 30th

Relying on nuclear power may have hard to predict consequences. Interesting case of Armenia:


August 12-18 in Döbeln (Germany):

Invitation

We invite you to one week of anti-nuclear exchange, networking, skillsharing and other activities! Activists and organizers, and everyone else interested are welcome to join this international gathering, arranged by organizers with the Nuclear Heritage Network, an informal global platform of anti-nuclear activists. We consider this an important and valuable opportunity to get in touch with other people concerned by the nuclear industry and their lobby, to learn and to strengthen our campaigns and networks.

Since several years the Nuclear Heritage Network Gathering has been the only international anti-nuclear gathering in Europe, and thus it is one of a few occasions to discuss strategies and to find new allies for local anti-nuclear struggles. Again we anticipate between 60-100 people from many parts of the world to come together for this event like we experienced in the last gatherings. The 2019 camp preparation group is formed by activists from France, Germany, India, Japan, Latvia, Turkey, United Kingdom and United States. We are looking forward also to participants from lots of other regions.

You can expect to meet many interesting people who are interested to share their knowledge and skills with each other and who partly are organizers from anti-nuclear initiatives or organizations in different countries. We will prepare an extensive program covering many different topics of the nuclear field. There will be presentations and lectures, field trips and workshops. But the program will be open for additional input and ideas on the spot. And we invite every participant to share their information or to outline the situation of atomic struggles in their region. During the camp we will share responsibilities, help the kitchen group to prepare the food and organize the camplife together.

The gathering will provide simple food and opportunities for camping. There is no big NGO with big budget in the background, and we don‘t want to apply for big funding. Thus, everything will be organized on a low-cost budget. However, we want to make the participation possible also for people with low or no income and count on the participants‘ solidary with each other. No fixed fees will be set, but contributions based on a considered self-determined basis are necessary to make this event possible. Donations in advance are welcome!

You can also help practically joining the preparation group or volunteering for certain tasks like interpretation during the camp or translation of texts in advance, by spreading the word about the event, or by taking over responsibilities at the camp like providing vehicles for transport of material or railway shuttle, kids program, providing big tents or infrastructure and whatever you would like to offer. We will also need many people to help to set up the camp and for cleaning up and taking the infrastructure down again afterwards – for this reason we ask everyone who could help with this to join setting up the camp infrastructure already from August 7-11, or to help cleaning up and taking tents etc. down again from August 19-21.

The venue of the camp is located in Middle Saxony in Eastern Germany – Döbeln is a town with a good railway connection to Leipzig (70 km distance). Other cities nearby are Chemnitz (40 km) and Dresden (50 km); the distance to Berlin is about 200 km. Döbeln is also accessible via Autobahn A14 and A4.


Program

This draft of program is in progress and will be extended stepwise until the actual camp start.


daily program framework*
time activity comment
7.15 AM preparation of breakfast
8.00 AM breakfast
9.00 AM morning cirlce emotions flashlight + program of the day
9.30 AM WORKSHOP PHASE 1 lectures, presentations, workshops, skillsharing
preparation of lunch
11.00 AM WORKSHOP PHASE 2 lectures, presentations, workshops, skillsharing
12.30 PM lunch break
2.00 PM WORKSHOP PHASE 3 lectures, presentations, workshops, skillsharing
3.30 PM tea break
4.00 PM WORKSHOP PHASE 4 lectures, presentations, workshops, skillsharing
preparation of dinner
6.00 PM evening cirlce feedback, discussions, organizational issues
7.00 PM dinner
8.00 PM night program campfire, documentaries, ...
* On several days we won't follow this daily program structure and have the opportunity of central events.


Camp 2017 organizers with a "waste barrel" posing for a media photo
Anti-nuclear flag of the Swedish organization Folkkampanjen
Action day 2017 in Döbeln - activists leaving anti-nuclear messages with chalk
Food tables at the camp
Action day 2017 in Döbeln - activists with anti-nuclear banners
Banner uncoiled 2017 at the reclamation area of the former Wismut uranium mining area

presentations and lectures

  • Atomic situation in Belarus
  • Atomic situation in Belgium
    Doel 3 and Tihange 2 are among the unsafest NPPs in Western Europe. The controller doesn't do its job. A tri-national coalition works together to stop exploitation, up till now to no avail.
  • Büchel campaign: "Stop new nuclear bomb 'B61-12' for Europe! Stop the planned nuclear replacment for Germany!"
    Despite the end of the Cold War, about 20 U.S. nuclear bombs are still deployed at Germany’s Büchel air force base. German pilots are both trained and obligated to take off with these bombs in their Tornado jet fighter-bombers and, if the orders come from a U.S. president through NATO, to use them on their targets. This horrifying war plan is part of the “nuclear sharing agreement” between the US and Germany, and includes a first-strike option. This presentation introduces the campaign "Büchel is everywhere - nuclear weapons-free now!".
  • "Climate and nuclear power" strategy discussion
  • Climate change & nuclear power Skype presentation
  • Depleted uranium - the other radioactive waste
    Depleted uranium, the by-product of uranium enrichment, has so far been stored near the enrichment plants in the form of uranium hexafluoride (UF6 ) - officially for potential future use. Lately, however, a change of mind is taking place: Firstly, in view of the increasing problems with leaking storage cylinders, several countries have begun to reconvert it to the form of U3O8 to reduce the hazards during storage. Secondly, in view of the ever increasing amounts, it is now being acknowledged that there will never arise any future use of the amounts of the material available, so disposal must be considered - and the form of U3O8 already might be suitable for this purpose. Disposal of depleted uranium, however, presents a particular challenge due to the unusual property that its radioactivity increases rather than decreases with time. Countries, such as Germany, therefore, are considering to dispose of it in a way similar to highly radioactive spent fuel in a proposed underground repository - increasing the size of the repository considerably. In the United States, however, there are tendencies to allow the disposal of depleted uranium in near-surface dumps in a way similar to fast-decaying low-level radioactive waste. While the federal regulator NRC is still considering the options - after protests have stopped disposal work already ongoing, the state of Utah - where the disposal most likely will happen - already has paved the way for an easy disposal in a low-level waste repository.
  • "Don't Nuke the Climate" campaign presentation
  • Experiences with Austrian-Czech cooperations
    This presentation concentrates on NGO cooperation between Austria and the Czech Republic with a special look into the relevance and possible problematic aspect of support from regional politics (the provincial government of Upper-Austria as an interesting model).
  • The nuclear chain: health effects of low dose radiation
  • How nuclear power is failing on the world's efforts of global climate saving
    The presentation will be divided into four main parts: it will discuss how nuclear power is not "CO2-free" or even "low-carbon" as the nuclear proponents often like to assert, describe the paths of emissions of GHGs along the whole nuclear power production chain, compare them with other technologies and discuss some pitfalls of accountancy of the GHGs. Secondly, it will explore the potential and perspectives of expansion of nuclear power globally. Also, the severe various consequences, including risks and dangers in various domains of the real world, including environmental, social and economic, will be pointed at. Thirdly, the functioning of nuclear installation in the "new climate", its impact on them will be explored. In the last part, we will present, how governmental administrations of some of the countries understand specificities of the idea to save the climate through the use of nuclear power in the national energy-mixes, and how it will not work for them. The presentation will be based on several concrete studies, reports and will use diverse figures, data and calculations' results.
    Apart from that, during this workshop, new points and facts will hopefully emerge, in comparison to what is usually raised when talking this subject among the antinuclear activists.
  • How to make an anti-nuclear campaign?
    Political campaigning is the most efficient way to spread information to the people. How can we, as anti-nuclear organisations, use this tool to reach a wide-range of people and turn the people with us? In this lecture we together discuss how we can use our organisational skills, activism and mobilizing to spread our message out to the public.
  • Mayak reprocessing facility
  • "Nuclear Heritage Network" presentation
    The Nuclear Heritage Network is an informal international platform of anti-nuclear activists. It is the framework arranging this camp.
    Since autumn 2013 we have the "International Network Office" in Döbeln, Germany - so far it is offering opening hours every Wednesday from 2-4 PM CET to support anti-nuclear groups looking for experts and speakers for their events and to help them to connect to other anti-nuclear groups working in similar fields. Partly we had three volunteers in the Network Office; at the moment we are looking for new volunteers.
    With the ATOMIC BALTIC network/project we developed a new regional anti-nuclear network for the Baltic Sea region which is connecting and supporting groups and activists in the area.
    The NukeNews newsletter system has been started in 2011 and will until summer probably include one more Eastern European language.
    Upcoming events have been continuously collected and published on the Nuclear Heritage Network website - several hundred local and global events can be found there now. However, still a focus on certain regions from where the information flow works better, is visible. We would like to improve that and receive the events from other countries, too.
    Besides that the plans to produce and spread multilingual information materials need active support, which should also be brought forwards in the gathering.
  • Nuclear Struggle in Turkey
  • The civil-military interdependencies: nuclear energy fuels nuclear weapons
  • orientation lecture
    This is a basic introduction about nuclear power. We will provide a good overview on atomic technology, threats and issues in a packed orientation lecture. This might in this form be interesting and useful also for anti-nuclear veterans...
  • Paks II Overview: Shady History, Grim Future
    This presentation will offer an overview of the legal, environmental and safety concerns related to Paks II (Hungary’s recent NPP expansion). It will also cover the government's obstruction of public engagement in the project.
  • Recent anti-nuclear protests in Russia: on U-mining in Kurgan, on Moscow city (ad-hoc) radwaste repository, etc.
    There are lot of Rosatom activities in Russia and several hot points where people really protest.
    Rosatom's Dalur company wants to start a new field for uranium mining in Kurgan oblast (at border with Kazakhstan). They use In-situ leaching (solution mining) - dissolving uranium in the ground and pumping the solution to the surface/ But some 10-20% of the liquid uranium solutions (as liquid radioactive waste) stay underground and pose a real threat for underground and surface waters. There is a strong local resistance group "Kurgan-antiuran" which tries to stop the dangerous project of Russian nuclear industry.
    Moscow Polymetall Plant used to produce Thorium back in 1940-50th. The plant deposited its waste just out of its fences - at the Moscow-river bank as that time it was far away from Moscow. Now it is a mid-city and lot of people live in the neighborhood. This ad-hoc repository has no legal owner and contains some 60,000 tonnes of waste with Ra, Th and U. Moscow poerts want to build a new highway - right at the waste site. Local people start the protests and the speaker providing this presentation serves as a scientifically advised and kind of speaker for local initiative groups.
  • "Short history of the camp"
    Most participants of our camps are not aware that this gathering already has a decade history. Starting 2008 in Bure, France, today site of huge impressive protests against the proposed nuclear waste dumping facility, the "Nuclear Heritage Network Gathering" brought so far hundreds of people together who developed anti-nuclear networks, started campaigns and spread the word on local struggles. Other venues of this event were Frankfurt/Main (D), Ljubljana (SLO), Helsinki (FIN), České Budějovice (CZ), Döbeln and Narbonne (F). A commented slide show will present impressions of the history of the camp.
  • State of affairs of the Polish nuclear power program
    The Polish nuclear power programme has been appearing more and more to be a "hot potato", transmitted over the subsequent governments and ministries over the past some five years. New draft policies have been proposed by the government last year, which contain even more ambitious plans than in the master nuclear power programme aproved in January 2014. However, since that year there has been little progress as regards the very preparations for the first build but what has been happening in the related fields is not less interesting. The basic problem for the Polish government remains coming up with any robust financial model for the investment of which announcement by energy ministry has been postponed several times, so far, during its current term, since end-2015.
  • Successful fight against NPP construction in Gąski
    After the Polish government had submitted a list of initially 28 potential localisations for the construction of a nuclear power plant in Poland. As a part of the resumption of the 2010 nuclear program, in November 2011 the power company PGE, commissioned by the government, gave a completely new location known: the village of Gąski.
    The immediately forming protest movement organized a referendum in the community of Mielno, to which Gąski belongs. On February 12, 57% of the persons entitled to vote take part in the referendum, 95% of them voted against the construction plans. Gąski became the Polish anti-nuclear village.
  • Present Situation and Future of Uranium Mining - Global Situation, with a Focus on Africa


workshops and skillsharing

  • "anti-nuclear funding" workshop
  • "ATOMIC BALTIC network/project"
    The "Atomic Threats In The Baltic Sea Region" project was inspired by the 2010 "Stop Nuclear Power - Baltic Sea Info Tour". We want to investigate and educate on atomic power in the area, and on the risks it poses to people and environment. We also consider it a great chance to develop and strengthen the network of anti-nuclear activists around the Baltic Sea. Our project can be a basis for mutual campaigns, projects and actions.
  • EURATOM workshop
  • "Multilingual flyers project" workshop
  • "Network Office project" workshop
  • "Nuclear Heritage Network" workshop
  • "NukeNews project"
    NukeNews newsletter system has been started in 2011 and released so far 29 editions in up to ten different languages. This workshop will first briefly introduce the project and then involve new supporters. The main part will consist of practical work like creating short news for the next edition or to translate news.
  • Regulatory independence in the Nuclear Sector
    Anecdotal reports suggest that the matter of compromised nuclear regulators may require more scrutiny than it is getting. Variations in the independence of regulators in Europe will be discussed, along with acceptable standards, campaign strategies and legal remedies. This workshop will be interactive, and any insight participants can share about national regulators will be welcome.
  • "The white elephant has left the construction yard: Story-writing for antinuclear activists" workshop
  • "Translation project" workshop
  • An introduction to the tools on the website of WISE Uranium Project
    The website of WISE Uranium Project offers a number of unique free calculating tools for the anti-nuclear campaigner. Many of these are specially designed, while some present functions that are otherwise available in expensive commercial software packages only. All of the tools are designed for easy use and quick first results - making them a favorite even in circles that do have access to those software packages... Some of the tools allow to study
    - scientific phenomena, such as the decay and ingrowth of radionuclides in a decay series, neutron activation, alpha-neutron reactions, and the biokinetics (transport and deposition) of ingested or inhaled uranium inside the human body,
    - the material flow, energy consumption, and waste arisings of the various stages of nuclear fuel production, including also "exotic" processes, such as tails re-enrichment, and downblending of highly enriched uranium,
    - the economics of nuclear fuel production, such as feasibility of uranium mines, cost of once-through vs. recycled nuclear fuel, enrichment cost optimization, depleted uranium value realization by re-enrichment.
    Other tools allow for the assessment of the impacts of proposed and existing uranium mines, such as
    - radiation releases from uranium mine, mill, and tailings sites,
    - resulting radiation doses for miners and residents,
    - geotechnical stability of tailings deposits.
    Where monitoring data is available for a given site, the calculators can help to evaluate the resulting site-specific health hazards. Otherwise, the calculators can model those health hazards, based on generic data, combined with site-specific data, where available.
  • "World Café - Get Together With Döbeln region Organizers"
    Camp participants from allover the world will have the possibility to get to know Döbeln region organizers being committed in different fields in this external event that will be held at Café Courage downtown. The method is a "world café" - you will have the chance to learn about the local organizers and to exchange thoughts with them. Afterwards the bar will be open and invites to stay longer.


excursions

  • Historical City Walk - excursion on Nazi history in Döbeln
    This excursion on Nazi history in Döbeln is provided by the local AG Geschichte and turns out to be an alternative kind of sightseeing city tour. You will learn about the life and persecution of Jewish people in Döbeln, military production sites during World War II, forced labor workers and also a bit of an up-to-date impression of racist activities in the region.


Schedule

International Anti-nuclear Summer Camp 2019 - program (not completed yet!)
day & time title & description
alternative 1
title & description
alternative 2
title & description
alternative 3
comments
MONDAY,
August 12th
7.15 AM preparation of breakfast some people
8.00 AM BREAKFAST
9.00 AM welcoming & presentation of camp program
It is the formal beginning of the camp program. Welcoming everyone and presenting the program for the gathering.
introduction
9.30 AM "breaking the ice"
Getting to know each other. Name memory games or other methods for an introduction.
group process
preparation of lunch some people
10.30 AM "Nuclear Heritage Network" presentation
The Nuclear Heritage Network is an informal international platform of anti-nuclear activists. It is the framework arranging this camp.
-> slides
presentation
11.00 AM BREAK
11.15 AM awareness concept presentation
This year an awareness group will be approachable in the camp for all participants. Currently the ones arranging this opportunity are people from Döbeln region. The awareness team can be contacted to talk about personal issues, conflicts or experienced overstepping of one's boundaries.
introduction
11.25 AM Introduction of working groups in the camp
The camp life will be organized by the participants together. To distribute tasks and responsibilities, specific working groups will be created (or continued if they worked already to prepare the gathering). This session has the intention to introduce all working groups in the camp before practically sharing the work.
introduction
11.35 AM organizational slot
After the introduction of camp working groups the participants will share these tasks and responsibilities. To be a social part of the camp everyone should take over there part. Participants will decide what practical working groups they will join, and we will make sure together, that all main tasks and responsibilities will be distributed.
distributing responsibilities
12.30 PM LUNCH BREAK
2.00 PM orientation lecture
This is a basic introduction about nuclear power. We will provide a good overview on atomic technology, threats and issues in a packed orientation lecture. This might in this form be interesting and useful also for anti-nuclear veterans...
presentation
4.00 PM TEA BREAK
4.30 PM introductory short films
Complementary to the orientation lecture a collection of video clips from anti-nuclear actions and episodes in history will be screened. This composition shall include contributions from participants - thus this session will be open for your clips.
screening
preparation of dinner some people
5.30 PM "Short history of the camp"
Most participants of our camps are not aware that this gathering already has a decade history. Starting 2008 in Bure, France, today site of huge impressive protests against the proposed nuclear waste dumping facility, the "Nuclear Heritage Network Gathering" brought so far hundreds of people together who developed anti-nuclear networks, started campaigns and spread the word on local struggles. Other venues of this event were Frankfurt/Main (D), Ljubljana (SLO), Helsinki (FIN), České Budějovice (CZ), Döbeln and Narbonne (F). A commented slide show will present impressions of the history of the camp.
presentation
6.00 PM evening circle feedback, discussions, organizational issues
7.00 PM DINNER
8.00 PM night program campfire, documentaries, ...


TUESDAY,
August 13th
7.15 AM preparation of breakfast some people
8.00 AM BREAKFAST
9.00 AM morning circle emotions flashlight + program of the day
9.30 AM "Nuclear Struggle in Turkey" presentation EURATOM workshop WORKSHOP PHASE 1
preparation of lunch some people
11.00 AM "ATOMIC BALTIC network/project" workshop
The "Atomic Threats In The Baltic Sea Region" project was inspired by the 2010 "Stop Nuclear Power - Baltic Sea Info Tour". We want to investigate and educate on atomic power in the area, and on the risks it poses to people and environment. We also consider it a great chance to develop and strengthen the network of anti-nuclear activists around the Baltic Sea. Our project can be a basis for mutual campaigns, projects and actions.
"Regulatory independence in the Nuclear Sector" workshop
Anecdotal reports suggest that the matter of compromised nuclear regulators may require more scrutiny than it is getting. Variations in the independence of regulators in Europe will be discussed, along with acceptable standards, campaign strategies and legal remedies. This workshop will be interactive, and any insight participants can share about national regulators will be welcome.
WORKSHOP PHASE 2
12.30 PM LUNCH BREAK
2.00 PM "NukeNews project" workshop
NukeNews newsletter system has been started in 2011 and released so far 29 editions in up to ten different languages. This workshop will first briefly introduce the project and then involve new supporters. The main part will consist of practical work like creating short news for the next edition or to translate news.
"How nuclear power is failing on the world's efforts of global climate saving" presentation
The presentation will be divided into four main parts: it will discuss how nuclear power is not "CO2-free" or even "low-carbon" as the nuclear proponents often like to assert, describe the paths of emissions of GHGs along the whole nuclear power production chain, compare them with other technologies and discuss some pitfalls of accountancy of the GHGs. Secondly, it will explore the potential and perspectives of expansion of nuclear power globally. Also, the severe various consequences, including risks and dangers in various domains of the real world, including environmental, social and economic, will be pointed at. Thirdly, the functioning of nuclear installation in the "new climate", its impact on them will be explored. In the last part, we will present, how governmental administrations of some of the countries understand specificities of the idea to save the climate through the use of nuclear power in the national energy-mixes, and how it will not work for them. The presentation will be based on several concrete studies, reports and will use diverse figures, data and calculations' results.
Apart from that, during this workshop, new points and facts will hopefully emerge, in comparison to what is usually raised when talking this subject among the antinuclear activists.
WORKSHOP PHASE 3
3.30 PM TEA BREAK
4.00 PM "Experiences with Austrian-Czech cooperations" presentation
This presentation concentrates on NGO cooperation between Austria and the Czech Republic with a special look into the relevance and possible problematic aspect of support from regional politics (the provincial government of Upper-Austria as an interesting model).
"Don't Nuke the Climate" campaign presentation WORKSHOP PHASE 4
preparation of dinner some people
6.00 PM evening circle feedback, discussions, organizational issues
7.00 PM DINNER
8.00 PM night program campfire, documentaries, ...


WEDNESDAY,
August 14th
7.15 AM preparation of breakfast some people
8.00 AM BREAKFAST
9.00 AM morning circle emotions flashlight + program of the day
9.30 AM "How to make an anti-nuclear campaign?" presentation
Political campaigning is the most efficient way to spread information to the people. How can we, as anti-nuclear organisations, use this tool to reach a wide-range of people and turn the people with us? In this lecture we together discuss how we can use our organisational skills, activism and mobilizing to spread our message out to the public.
WORKSHOP PHASE 1
preparation of lunch some people
11.00 AM
"Climate and nuclear power" strategy discussion WORKSHOP PHASE 2
12.30 PM LUNCH BREAK
2.00 PM "The nuclear chain: health effects of low dose radiation" lecture "Translation project" workshop WORKSHOP PHASE 3
3.30 PM TEA BREAK
4.15 PM "World Café - Get Together With Döbeln region Organizers"
Camp participants from allover the world will have the possibility to get to know Döbeln region organizers being committed in different fields in this external event that will be held at Café Courage downtown. The method is a "world café" - you will have the chance to learn about the local organizers and to exchange thoughts with them. Afterwards the bar will be open and invites to stay longer.
networking
preparation of dinner some people
8.30 PM DINNER (simple version as many participants will be in town)
9.30 PM night program campfire, documentaries, ...


THURSDAY,
August 15th
7.15 AM preparation of breakfast some people
8.00 AM BREAKFAST
9.00 AM morning circle emotions flashlight + program of the day
9.30 AM "The civil-military interdependencies: nuclear energy fuels nuclear weapons" lecture "Atomic situation in Belgium" presentation
Doel 3 and Tihange 2 are among the unsafest NPPs in Western Europe. The controller doesn't do its job. A tri-national coalition works together to stop exploitation, up till now to no avail.
WORKSHOP PHASE 1
preparation of lunch some people
11.00 AM "Present Situation and Future of Uranium Mining - Global Situation, with a Focus on Africa" presentation WORKSHOP PHASE 2
12.30 PM LUNCH BREAK
2.00 PM Büchel campaign: "Stop new nuclear bomb 'B61-12' for Europe! Stop the planned nuclear replacment for Germany!" presentation
Despite the end of the Cold War, about 20 U.S. nuclear bombs are still deployed at Germany’s Büchel air force base. German pilots are both trained and obligated to take off with these bombs in their Tornado jet fighter-bombers and, if the orders come from a U.S. president through NATO, to use them on their targets. This horrifying war plan is part of the “nuclear sharing agreement” between the US and Germany, and includes a first-strike option. This presentation introduces the campaign "Büchel is everywhere - nuclear weapons-free now!".
"Recent anti-nuclear protests in Russia: on U-mining in Kurgan, on Moscow city (ad-hoc) radwaste repository, etc." presentation
There are lot of Rosatom activities in Russia and several hot points where people really protest.
Rosatom's Dalur company wants to start a new field for uranium mining in Kurgan oblast (at border with Kazakhstan). They use In-situ leaching (solution mining) - dissolving uranium in the ground and pumping the solution to the surface/ But some 10-20% of the liquid uranium solutions (as liquid radioactive waste) stay underground and pose a real threat for underground and surface waters. There is a strong local resistance group "Kurgan-antiuran" which tries to stop the dangerous project of Russian nuclear industry.
Moscow Polymetall Plant used to produce Thorium back in 1940-50th. The plant deposited its waste just out of its fences - at the Moscow-river bank as that time it was far away from Moscow. Now it is a mid-city and lot of people live in the neighborhood. This ad-hoc repository has no legal owner and contains some 60,000 tonnes of waste with Ra, Th and U. Moscow poerts want to build a new highway - right at the waste site. Local people start the protests and the speaker providing this presentation serves as a scientifically advised and kind of speaker for local initiative groups.
WORKSHOP PHASE 3
3.30 PM TEA BREAK
4.00 PM "Multilingual flyers project" workshop "Successful fight against NPP construction in Gąski" presentation
After the Polish government had submitted a list of initially 28 potential localisations for the construction of a nuclear power plant in Poland. As a part of the resumption of the 2010 nuclear program, in November 2011 the power company PGE, commissioned by the government, gave a completely new location known: the village of Gąski.
The immediately forming protest movement organized a referendum in the community of Mielno, to which Gąski belongs. On February 12, 57% of the persons entitled to vote take part in the referendum, 95% of them voted against the construction plans. Gąski became the Polish anti-nuclear village.
"State of affairs of the Polish nuclear power program" presentation
The Polish nuclear power programme has been appearing more and more to be a "hot potato", transmitted over the subsequent governments and ministries over the past some five years. New draft policies have been proposed by the government last year, which contain even more ambitious plans than in the master nuclear power programme aproved in January 2014. However, since that year there has been little progress as regards the very preparations for the first build but what has been happening in the related fields is not less interesting. The basic problem for the Polish government remains coming up with any robust financial model for the investment of which announcement by energy ministry has been postponed several times, so far, during its current term, since end-2015.
WORKSHOP PHASE 4
preparation of dinner some people
6.00 PM evening circle feedback, discussions, organizational issues
7.00 PM DINNER
8.00 PM night program campfire, documentaries, ...


FRIDAY,
August 16th
7.15 AM preparation of breakfast some people
8.00 AM BREAKFAST
9.00 AM morning circle emotions flashlight + program of the day
9.30 AM Atomic situation in Belarus "Paks II Overview: Shady History, Grim Future" presentationThis presentation will offer an overview of the legal, environmental and safety concerns related to Paks II (Hungary’s recent NPP expansion). It will also cover the government's obstruction of public engagement in the project. WORKSHOP PHASE 1
preparation of lunch some people
11.00 AM "anti-nuclear funding" workshop "Depleted uranium - the other radioactive waste" presentation
Depleted uranium, the by-product of uranium enrichment, has so far been stored near the enrichment plants in the form of uranium hexafluoride (UF6 ) - officially for potential future use. Lately, however, a change of mind is taking place: Firstly, in view of the increasing problems with leaking storage cylinders, several countries have begun to reconvert it to the form of U3O8 to reduce the hazards during storage. Secondly, in view of the ever increasing amounts, it is now being acknowledged that there will never arise any future use of the amounts of the material available, so disposal must be considered - and the form of U3O8 already might be suitable for this purpose. Disposal of depleted uranium, however, presents a particular challenge due to the unusual property that its radioactivity increases rather than decreases with time. Countries, such as Germany, therefore, are considering to dispose of it in a way similar to highly radioactive spent fuel in a proposed underground repository - increasing the size of the repository considerably. In the United States, however, there are tendencies to allow the disposal of depleted uranium in near-surface dumps in a way similar to fast-decaying low-level radioactive waste. While the federal regulator NRC is still considering the options - after protests have stopped disposal work already ongoing, the state of Utah - where the disposal most likely will happen - already has paved the way for an easy disposal in a low-level waste repository.
WORKSHOP PHASE 2
12.30 PM LUNCH BREAK
2.00 PM "Network Office project" workshop "An introduction to the tools on the website of WISE Uranium Project" workshop
The website of WISE Uranium Project offers a number of unique free calculating tools for the anti-nuclear campaigner. Many of these are specially designed, while some present functions that are otherwise available in expensive commercial software packages only. All of the tools are designed for easy use and quick first results - making them a favorite even in circles that do have access to those software packages... Some of the tools allow to study
- scientific phenomena, such as the decay and ingrowth of radionuclides in a decay series, neutron activation, alpha-neutron reactions, and the biokinetics (transport and deposition) of ingested or inhaled uranium inside the human body,
- the material flow, energy consumption, and waste arisings of the various stages of nuclear fuel production, including also "exotic" processes, such as tails re-enrichment, and downblending of highly enriched uranium,
- the economics of nuclear fuel production, such as feasibility of uranium mines, cost of once-through vs. recycled nuclear fuel, enrichment cost optimization, depleted uranium value realization by re-enrichment.
Other tools allow for the assessment of the impacts of proposed and existing uranium mines, such as
- radiation releases from uranium mine, mill, and tailings sites,
- resulting radiation doses for miners and residents,
- geotechnical stability of tailings deposits.
Where monitoring data is available for a given site, the calculators can help to evaluate the resulting site-specific health hazards. Otherwise, the calculators can model those health hazards, based on generic data, combined with site-specific data, where available.
WORKSHOP PHASE 3
3.30 PM TEA BREAK
4.30 PM Climate change
Skype lecture of Mark Jacobson
presentation
preparation of dinner some people
6.00 PM evening circle feedback, discussions, organizational issues
7.00 PM DINNER
8.00 PM night program campfire, documentaries, ...


SATURDAY,
August 17th
7.15 AM preparation of breakfast some people
8.00 AM BREAKFAST
9.00 AM morning circle emotions flashlight + program of the day
9.30 AM "Nuclear Heritage Network" workshop WORKSHOP PHASE 1
preparation of lunch some people


11 AM Next camp meeting future planning
12.30 PM LUNCH BREAK
2.00 PM "Historical City Walk - excursion on Nazi history in Döbeln"
This excursion on Nazi history in Döbeln is provided by the local AG Geschichte and turns out to be an alternative kind of sightseeing city tour. You will learn about the life and persecution of Jewish people in Döbeln, military production sites during World War II, forced labor workers and also a bit of an up-to-date impression of racist activities in the region.
WORKSHOP PHASE 3
3.30 PM TEA BREAK
4.00 PM "The white elephant has left the construction yard: Story-writing for antinuclear activists" workshop WORKSHOP PHASE 4
preparation of dinner some people
6.00 PM evening circle feedback, discussions, organizational issues
7.00 PM DINNER
8.00 PM night program campfire, documentaries, ...


SUNDAY,
August 18th
7.15 AM preparation of breakfast some people
8.00 AM BREAKFAST
9.00 AM morning circle emotions flashlight + program of the day
9.30 AM WORKSHOP PHASE 1
preparation of lunch some people
11.00 AM WORKSHOP PHASE 2
12.30 PM LUNCH BREAK
2 PM Camp evaluation
Reflecting the camp, exchanging feedback. Clarifying & making agreements on planned activities. Overview on projects planned here during the camp.
evaluation, future planning
3.30 PM TEA BREAK
4 PM Skype conference including people who couldn't join in person networking
preparation of dinner some people
6.00 PM evening circle feedback, discussions, organizational issues
7.00 PM DINNER
8.00 PM night program campfire, documentaries, ...



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"nuclear waste" barrels to point to the unsolved problem of atomic disposal ...
The summer camp 2019 will take place in the project house orchard
The orchard already hosted the 2012 and 2017 Nuclear Heritage Network Gathering
The garden will host several bigger tents for workshops and provide space for individual tents
Map showing the road and the camp site in the project house's fruit orchard

Participation fee

The camp is based on a low-cost budget to make it possible for everyone to join, though we don‘t receive additional funding for the event. However, we have to ask everyone for a participation fee per day. But it is based on your financial opportunities. Those who can pay more, should do that to make the participation possible for others who wouldn‘t afford so. We suggest three categories of participation fees – you can choose one or offer something in between:

  • normal participation fee: 15 EUR / day
  • solidarity participation fee: 20 EUR / day
  • reduced participation fee: 9 EUR / day

In case you can‘t even afford the reduced fee, please get in touch with the finances coordinators of the camp (camp-finances@nuclear-heritage.net) – we will do our best to make the participation in this gathering possible for everyone!

Already now we have to pay bills for the camp preparation. We would really much appreciate if you could transfer your participation fee in advance to our bank account, if you don‘t insist on doing it later in cash at the camp:

account holder: Greenkids e.V.
BIC: GENO DE M 1 GLS
IBAN: DE75 4306 0967 1101 7406 00
purpose: "participation - camp 2019"


Donations

account holder: Greenkids e.V.
BIC: GENO DE M 1 GLS
IBAN: DE75 4306 0967 1101 7406 00
purpose: "camp 2019"


Regions covered by participants

The overview of regions of announced participants is supposed to draw an impression of the composition of the gathering. The list will be continued:

  • Austria
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • France
  • Germany
  • India
  • Japan
  • Latvia
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Russia
  • Spain
  • Turkey
  • United Kingdom of Great Britain
  • United States of America


Organizations involved

Supporters

The following organizations have financially supported the gathering:


Camp rules

We are no big fans of rules, however, here are basic things about the camp you need to know:

  • Be responsible for yourself and respect others.
  • Please take care of our infrastructure and the campsite nature. If you don't know how to use the equiment ask the organizers.
  • Be tolerant. We have people from different cultural and social backgrounds here.
  • No racism, no sexism.
  • All disagreements need to be solved without violence.
  • Please be ready to participate in the camp tasks.
  • Sorry, pets are not allowed in this camp.


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History

At the 2018 Nuclear Heritage Network Gathering in Narbonne, France, we formed a preparation group to arrange the follow-up event in 2019. Our group is currently composed by people from France, Germany, Japan, Latvia, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States.



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