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Risk-BRidge (Building Robust, Integrative interDisciplinary, Governance Models for Emerging and Existing risks)

Objective

This proposal aims to develop an integrative risk governance model connecting risk assessment - management and -communication based on a resilience and discursive approach.

The project takes:
- an open project architecture rather than a specific model as starting point;
- policy learning as the central mode of operation, allowing for input across different science fields, geographical boundaries and science-policy interfaces;
- cases related to complex risk fields where the agreement of risk government approaches is limited.
- An approach with six partners and 30 members (scientists and policymakers)

The project is structured in three parts. In a preparatory phase the key partners exchange insights on risk governance practice, and transform this into a framework for risk governance learning. In the empirical work phase, six risk fields take centre stage. It concerns: Biotechnology/stem cells, Radioactive waste, Nanotechnology, Climate change, Sediments and Electromagnetic fields.

For each risk field, a learning trajectory will be organized, in which 3 workshops form the focal points. Ws 1 focuses on learning about best practices across disciplines and participants within each risk field. Ws 2 'designs' a best science-policy interface for each risk field. Ws 3 compares, analyses and learns across risk fields resulting in an accepted governance model including transdisciplinary lessons and input from scientists and policy makers.

In the integration phase the results from the workshops and risk fields will be combined an integrated in a report (book) recommending how to handle complex and emerging risks in the form of a process scheme approach. The results of the project are validated and disseminated in a conference on Risk governance. A 'Heritage' work package make sure concepts and particularly the created science-practitioner network, can be structurally liaised with and embedded in institutions such as IRGC or SRA.

Call for proposal

FP6-2005-SCIENCE-AND-SOCIETY-14
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Funding Scheme

CA - Coordination action

Coordinator

NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK (TNO)
Address
Schoemakerstraat 97 2628 Vk Delft
Delft
Netherlands

Participants (5)

COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES, DIRECTORATE GENERAL JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE (JRC)
Belgium
Address
Wetstraat 200
Brussels
DIALOGIK GEMEINNUETZIGE GESELLSCHAFT FUER KOMMUNIKATIONS- UND KOOPERATIONSFORSCHUNG
Germany
Address
Seidenstrasse 36
Stuttgart
INSTITUT SYMLOG DE FRANCE
France
Address
9 Rue Camille Desmoulins
BP 125 Cachan
ISTITUTO DI SOCIOLOGIA INTERNAZIONALE DI GORIZIA
Italy
Address
Via Mazzini 13
Gorizia
THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
United Kingdom
Address
Old College, South Bridge
Edinburgh