This Regional training course is organised in the framework of the Instrument for Nuclear Safety Cooperation of the European Commission. It will be delivered in Spanich. Spent fuel and radioactive waste management is matter of concern in all nuclear countries. Some countries have already identified final disposal as a sustainable final solution in their national waste management strategy. The training course covers the following topics: ▪ regulatory framework in waste management, international standards, French declinations, ▪ pre-disposal requirements (basic steps, waste characterization, acceptance criteria, conditioning, nuclear waste packages), ▪ storage of disused radioactive sources and spent fuel, and safety assessment aspects. Near-surface disposal (main safety issues, the French experience feedback, comparison between interim storage and near storage, disposal facilities, natural external hazards), ▪ an understanding of the main safety issues implicated in the near-surface and geological disposal, with practical cases in mind, ▪ Knowledge of the main challenges faced in establishing constructive dialogue with the stakeholders involved in a waste disposal project.