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History of Nuclear Energy and Society

Objective

HoNESt (History of Nuclear Energy and Society) involves an interdisciplinary team with many experienced researchers and 24 high profile research institutions.
HoNESt’s goal is to conduct a three-year interdisciplinary analysis of the experience of nuclear developments and its relationship to contemporary society with the aim of improving the understanding of the dynamics over the last 60 years. HoNESt’s results will assist the current debate on future energy sources and the transition to affordable, secure, and clean energy production.
Civil society's interaction with nuclear developments changes over time, and it is locally, nationally and transnationally specific. HoNESt will embrace the complexity of political, technological and economic challenges; safety; risk perception and communication, public engagement, media framing, social movements, etc. Research on these interactions has thus far been mostly fragmented.
We will develop a pioneering integrated interdisciplinary approach, which is conceptually informed by Large Technological Systems (LTS) and Integrated Socio-technical System (IST), based on a close and innovative collaboration of historians and social scientists in this field.
HoNESt will first collect extensive historical data from over 20 countries. These data will be jointly analyzed by historians and social scientists, through the lens of an innovative integrated approach, in order to improve our understanding of the mechanisms underlying decision making and associated citizen engagement with nuclear power.
Through an innovative application of backcasting techniques, HoNESt will bring novel content to the debate on nuclear sustainable engagement futures. Looking backwards to the present, HoNESt will strategize and plan how these suitable engagement futures could be achieved.
HoNESt will engage key stakeholders from industry, policy makers and civil society in a structured dialogue to insert the results into the public debate on nuclear energy.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/nuclear energy
  • /social sciences/political science/government systems/civil society
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy

Call for proposal

NFRP-2014-2015
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

UNIVERSIDAD POMPEU FABRA
Address
Placa De La Merce, 10-12
08002 Barcelona
Spain
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 454 788,03

Participants (24)

UNIVERSIDAD PUBLICA DE NAVARRA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 153 625
Address
Campus De Arrosadia
31006 Pamplona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
LAPPEENRANNAN-LAHDEN TEKNILLINEN YLIOPISTO LUT
Finland
EU contribution
€ 520 625,11
Address
Yliopistonkatu 34
53850 Lappeenranta
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES ENERGETICAS, MEDIOAMBIENTALES Y TECNOLOGICAS-CIEMAT
Spain
EU contribution
€ 35 000
Address
Avenida Complutense 40
28040 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL LANCASHIRE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 196 171,88
Address
-
PR1 2HE Preston
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
DIALOGIK GEMEINNUETZIGE GESELLSCHAFT FUER KOMMUNIKATIONS- UND KOOPERATIONSFORSCHUNG mbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 128 593,75
Address
Lerchenstraße 22
70176 Stuttgart
Activity type
Research Organisations
KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 212 284,79
Address
Norregade 10
1165 Kobenhavn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DE BARCELONA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 92 437,50
Address
Calle Campus Universitario Sn Cerdanyola V
08290 Cerdanyola Del Valles
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITEIT ANTWERPEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 67 187,50
Address
Prinsstraat 13
2000 Antwerpen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FORSVARSHOGSKOLAN
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 77 812,50
Address
Drottning Kristinas Vag 37
115 93 Stockholm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE BOARD TRUSTEES OF THE SCIENCE MUSEUM
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 182 050
Address
Exhibition Road
SW7 2DD London
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
ROWE EUGENE JOHN
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 67 250
Address
Wellington Road 12
NR2 3HT Norwich
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 4 210,19
Address
Firth Court Western Bank
S10 2TN Sheffield
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SORBONNE UNIVERSITE
France
EU contribution
€ 39 375
Address
21 Rue De L'ecole De Medecine
75006 Paris
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 101 943,75
Address
Brinellvagen 8
100 44 Stockholm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ETHNIKO KAI KAPODISTRIAKO PANEPISTIMIO ATHINON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 65 000
Address
6 Christou Lada Str
10561 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
VIESOJI ISTAIGA EUROPOS HUMANITARINIS UNIVERSITETAS
Lithuania
EU contribution
€ 16 352,83
Address
Saviciaus Street 17
01127 Vilnius
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 109 848,75
Address
Groene Loper 3
5612 AE Eindhoven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
DEUTSCHES MUSEUM VON MEISTERWERKEN DER NATURWISSENSCHAFT UND TECHNIK
Germany
EU contribution
€ 102 500
Address
Museumsinsel 1
80538 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
FRIEDRICH-SCHILLER-UNIVERSITAT JENA
Germany
EU contribution
€ 40 418,24
Address
Furstengraben 1
07743 Jena
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
PLOVDIVSKI UNIVERSITET PAISIY HILENDARSKI
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 21 437,49
Address
24 Tzar Asen
4000 Plovdiv
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FEDERAL STATE BUDGETARY INSTITUTION OF SCIENCE INSTITUTE OF HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY OF THE URAL BRANCH OF THE RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Russia
EU contribution
€ 20 768,75
Address
16 S Sofyi Kovalevskoj Street
620990 Ekaterinburg
Activity type
Research Organisations
SOCIEDADE PORTUGUESA DE INOVACAO CONSULTADORIA EMPRESARIAL E FOMENTO DA INOVACAO SA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 168 781,25
Address
Av Marechal Gomes Da Costa 1376 Porto Concelho Foz Do Douro
4150 356 Porto
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
THE PRESIDENT AND TRUSTEES OF COLBY COLLEGE
United States
EU contribution
€ 93 750
Address
4770 Mayflower Hill
04901 8847 Waterville
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF YORK
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 80 056,69
Address
Heslington
YO10 5DD York North Yorkshire
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments