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(International) Socio-Technical Challenges for implementing geological disposal

Objective

InSOTEC aims at identifying the main socio-political challenges for implementing geological disposal and their interplay with technical challenges. It will furthermore provide the IGD-TP with concrete suggestions on how to address these entangled socio-technical challenges.
The biggest challenge today lies in adapting the generic concept of geological disposal to the real world environment (both natural and social) in which it needs to be implemented and with which the whole of the waste management system will need to build and maintain a long-term sustainable relationship. Addressing this challenge will imply searching for a strong and lasting connection between the technical and social aspects of managing radioactive waste.
InSOTEC wants to contribute to addressing this challenge by:
- Identify and clarify socio-technical challenges for implementing geological disposal (and radioactive waste management in general).
- Develop further analytical insights into these challenges by means of a number of case studies on specific topics, addressing the interplay between technical and socio-political challenges.
- Advance and facilitate mutual learning, and advise and assist scientists and technological experts to develop the tools and the ability to communicate in a two way process about their work and to engage with stakeholders on technical and safety issues.
- Advise the IGD-TP on how to strengthen its position and message to the world of decision-makers, through the integration of a social component within its scope of work by:
o Exploring with the IGD-TP how to fulfil its ambition to link a broader range of stakeholders (of which some non-institutional) on a structured basis to the platform’s Exchange Forum.
o Making concrete suggestions to the IGD-TP on how to set priorities for a social sciences and multidisciplinary research agenda that will help to address the socio-technical as one single problem

Field of science

  • /social sciences
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/waste management

Call for proposal

FP7-Fission-2010
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

UNIVERSITEIT ANTWERPEN
Address
Prinsstraat 13
2000 Antwerpen
Belgium
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 735 000
Administrative Contact
Anne Adams (Ms.)

Participants (16)

UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 258 480
Address
Earlham Road
NR4 7TJ Norwich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Fiona Meardon (Ms.)
OEKO-INSTITUT E.V. - INSTITUT FUER ANGEWANDTE OEKOLOGIE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 175 550
Address
Merzhauser Strasse 173
79100 Freiburg
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Thomas Manz (Mr.)
GOETEBORGS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 169 440
Address
Vasaparken
405 30 Goeteborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Emilia Rung (Dr.)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 68 442,21
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Brice Kerber (Mr.)
TARSADALOMTUDOMANYI KUTATOKOZPONT

Participation ended

Hungary
EU contribution
€ 4 186,80
Address
Toth Kalman U 4
1097 Budapest
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Anna Vári (Prof.)
GRUPO DE MUNICIPIOS CON INSTALACIONES NUCLEARES EN EUROPA ASOCIACION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 9 780
Address
Raval Sant Pere 31-1
43204 Reus
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Mariano Vila D'abadal (Mr.)
TAMPEREEN YLIOPISTO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 95 940
Address
Kalevantie 4
33014 Tampere
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Susanna Airila (Ms.)
JYVASKYLAN YLIOPISTO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 100 706
Address
Seminaarinkatu 15
40100 Jyvaskyla
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Mikko Yrjönsuuri (Prof.)
UNIVERZA V LJUBLJANI
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 65 400
Address
Kongresni Trg 12
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Irena Brinar (Ms.)
UNIVERZITA KARLOVA
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 96 600
Address
Ovocny Trh 560/5
116 36 Praha 1
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Hana Matyskova
MARTELL LAMOLLA MERITXELL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 134 760
Address
Llimoner 30
08734 Olerdola
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Meritxell Martell (Dr.)
UNIVERSITETET I OSLO
Norway
Address
Problemveien 5-7
0313 Oslo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Anne Cathrine Wesnes (Ms.)
VARI GOLDSTEIN ANNA
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 19 701,19
Address
Orseg Utca 34 2 Em 1 A
1118 Budapest
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Anna Vári (Dr.)
JOZSEF FERENCZ ZOLTAN
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 13 381,19
Address
Zsellerfoldi 16
2112 Veresegyhaz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Zoltan Ferencz (Dr.)
MAGYAR TUDOMANYOS AKADEMIA SZOCIOLOGIAI KUTATOINTEZET

Participation ended

Hungary
EU contribution
€ 7 030,42
Address
Uri Utca 49
1014 Budapest
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Anna Vári (Prof.)
ECOLE DES HAUTES ETUDES EN SCIENCES SOCIALES
France
EU contribution
€ 44 456,15
Address
54 Bd Raspail
75270 Paris 6
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Samira Ben Touhami (Ms.)