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To celebrate EU - IAEA cooperation the EU Delegation to the International Organisations in Vienna and the European Commission Joint Research Centre organised an exhibition at the Vienna International Centre with as title "Art Spaces". The exhibition presented the program for nuclear decommission and radioactive waste management in an innovative way: trough the art. Using art to show that the important aspect of effective sustainable policy to preserve future generations, is to have efficient decommissioning programmes of nuclear waste. This shows EU's strong commitment to environmental protection, its sustainable development, health & safety measures which is fundamental in order to ensure present & future protection, appropriate radioactive waste management and a transparent interaction with stakeholders. The exhibition has presented 52 works of art in which some of the greatest artists coming from all over the world have reinterpreted the drums used in nuclear decommissioning for waste, making them become works of contemporary art.