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European comparison of the credibility of different actors likely to be able to give to the public some information on major technical risks

Objective

The objective is to make a comparative analysis of the perception of major technological risks in France, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom and Belgium.

The Seveso directive imposes on public authorities and industries the obligation of informing the public of the risk to which they are exposed from certain high risk installations. This requirement has provided the initiative for information campaigns in the different member states. So as to evaluate precisely the effect of these campaigns, it is necessary to be able to compare the public's perception of risk before and after the campaign.

This project aims to do this by 6 main programmes of work as follows.
A qualitative preinvestigation, interview of 250 people, to supply the necessary information to formulate the questionnaire.
Development of questionnaire proposal which is altered following the remarks of the collaborators so as to develop the final common questionnaire.
Interview of 600 people in each of the 5 countries, 400 from a highly industrialized region, 200 from a region not exposed to industry.
Statistical analysis and comments on the results of the 5 investigations using the same logistics of data treatment.
Final synthesis of the data collection in the different countries.
A concrete strategy of communication including some recommendations and advice for developing communication support.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

Université des Sciences Sociales Grenoble II (Université Pierre Mendes France)
Address

38040 Grenoble
France

Participants (5)

Communication sur les Risques Industriels et Sociaux SARL
France
Address
18 Rue D'angleterre
06000 Nice
Technische Universität Berlin
Germany
Address
Dovestraße 1-5
10587 Berlin
UNIVERSITA CATTOLICA DEL SACRO CUORE
Italy
Address
Largo Agostino Gemelli 1
Milano
UNIVERSITY OF LANCASTER
United Kingdom
Address
Bowland Tower South, Lancaster University
LA1 4YA Lancaster
Université de Liège
Belgium
Address
17,Allée Du 6 Août
4000 Liège