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The conference "Nuclear Energy for New Europe" is a traditional annual meeting of professionals from nuclear research and educational institutions, nuclear utilities and regulatory bodies from Europe and abroad. The 23rd conference in the series was held in Portorož, from 8 to 11 September 2014. The conference was attended by 183 participants from 27 countries and international organizations.

The activities that led to these Proceedings started in January 2014 with Call for papers and 145 abstracts were submitted by May. A Program Committee meeting was held in June in Ljubljana where the program of the conference was outlined. Contributed papers presented a variety of new scientific, technical and operational results. The proceedings contain 109 peer-reviewed papers, presentations of three distinguished keynote speakers (Christophe Behar, France, Rauno Rintamaa, Finland, and Francesco Romanelli, UK) and photographs from the venue.

Following the tradition of previous meetings, award was given for the best paper prepared by first author aged no more than 32 years. Fourteen young authors participated in the contest and two Awards for Young Authors were presented to:

The young author awards were given to:

The best poster awards were given to posters entitled:

I would like take this opportunity to thank the members of the program committee, who solicited papers and elaborated the conference program. Members of the award committees diligently worked through the young authors’ papers, or poster presentations, and selected the best. The support of the sponsors is also greatly appreciated. The Organizing Committee, chaired by Ms. Mateja Južnik, gave us outstanding logistical and administrative support. Ms. Saša Bobič and Ms. Nina Udir were in particular helpful in the editorial work of these Proceedings.

We are looking forward to meet you all again at the International conference Nuclear Energy 2015, Portorož, Slovenia, September 14 to 17, 2015.

Igor Jenčič
Chair, Program Committee