The group briefed the management of the plant on assessing nuclear security culture. Bulgaria is the second country (after Indonesia) to volunteer a self-assessment project before the IAEA’s technical guidance for self-assessment is released in 2014.

The guidance was drafted by a group of nuclear security experts, with active involvement of CITS staff. The pilot project at Kozloduy is designed to put the methodology to test at a major nuclear power plant to further improve it before finalization and publication. The visit in October will be followed by several others to assist in the self-assessment conduct and data interpretation.