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(International) Socio-Technical Challenges for implementing geological disposal

(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
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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)

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UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 258 480

OEKO-INSTITUT E.V. - INSTITUT FUER ANGEWANDTE OEKOLOGIE

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 175 550

GOETEBORGS UNIVERSITET

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 169 440

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France

EU Contribution

€ 68 442,21

MAGYAR TUDOMANYOS AKADEMIA TARSADALOMTUDOMANYI KUTATOKOZPONT

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 4 186,80

GRUPO DE MUNICIPIOS CON INSTALACIONES NUCLEARES EN EUROPA ASOCIACION

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 9 780

TAMPEREEN YLIOPISTO

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 95 940

JYVASKYLAN YLIOPISTO

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 100 706

UNIVERZA V LJUBLJANI

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 65 400

UNIVERZITA KARLOVA

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 96 600

MARTELL LAMOLLA MERITXELL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 134 760

UNIVERSITETET I OSLO

Norway

VARI GOLDSTEIN ANNA

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 19 701,19

JOZSEF FERENCZ ZOLTAN

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 13 381,19

MAGYAR TUDOMANYOS AKADEMIA SZOCIOLOGIAI KUTATOINTEZET

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 7 030,42

ECOLE DES HAUTES ETUDES EN SCIENCES SOCIALES

France

EU Contribution

€ 44 456,15

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 269906

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 March 2011

  • End date

    30 June 2014

Funded under:

FP7-EURATOM-FISSION

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 255 065,09

  • EU contribution

    € 1 998 853,96

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITEIT ANTWERPEN

Belgium