On December 12, ROSATOM organized a workshop on public acceptance of nuclear energy. The event took place in Mersin Museum of Archeology. The workshop welcomed a wide audience of teachers, students, representatives of high educational and environmental institutions, and NGOs.

The workshop included presentations given by representatives of ROSATOM enterprises, such as regional center in MENA region, Rusatom Energy International (majority shareholder of Akkuyu Nuclear JSC, which implements Akkuyu NPP construction project in Mersin Province), as well as speakers from MEPhI, the Nuclear Safety Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IBRAE RAN) and Hacettepe University. The workshop covered different aspects of nuclear energy, its impact on the social and economic development of the region, safety and environmental issues, radiation, common myths and concern about NPPs.