April 06, 2014
The 24th SRA-E conference will be held in Maastricht, the Netherlands, 15th-17th June 2015. more
February 21, 2014

The next World Congress of the Society for Risk Analysis will be held in Singapore from July 19-23, 2015.

More news will be presented here when it comes available.

January 31, 2014

Special issue of Journal of Risk Research on papers presented at conference in Istanbul

January 15, 2014
The deadline for the submission of abstracts is  31 January 2014 more
July 25, 2013
The 48th annual IEEE International Carnahan Conference on Security Technology (ICCST) will be held in Rome, Italy, 13-16 October 2014.
July 12, 2013
The first step towards establishing a Nordic chapter of the SRA-E is taken.
July 11, 2013

The SRA-Europe Conference 2014 will be held in Istanbul, Turkey, 16-18 June 2014.


The Society for Risk Analysis - Europe aims to bring together individuals and organisations interested in risk assessment, risk management and risk communication in Europe

The Society for Risk Analysis (SRA) is an interdisciplinary society which addresses emerging issues in risk analysis, management and policy. It operates world-wide and it has many International Section.

The Society encourages those interested in all aspects of risk analysis to communicate, collaborate and develop new methodologies for risk analysis and risk management. SRA-E emphasises the European dimension in the promotion of interdisciplinary research and education, and in practical application in industry and Government. It provides a platform for academics, policy makers and industrialists to discuss future directions, to understand concerns about risk from both public and scientific perspectives, to promote efficient risk mitigation and to develop effective communication about hazards.

Last Modified: 15 January 2014

Visa maybe necessary to enter Turkey

Visa information

Turkey requests a visa for passport holders from a number of European countries! If you are attending the conference, please check at www.evisa.gov.tr whether you need one or not.

As of April 17, 2013, electronic visa (e-Visa) replaced the “sticker visa” which was issued at the border. Applicants now just need to log on to www.evisa.gov.tr, provide the requested information, and (after the application is approved) make an online payment and download their e-Visa.

For further information, please visit: http://www.mfa.gov.tr/visa-information-for-foreigners.en.mfa

Last modified: 10 June, 2014

Travel to Conference venue in Istanbul

Getting to Istanbul

Turkish Airlines and many other world airlines have regular daily flights to Istanbul. Istanbul has two international airports: Ataturk Airport (on the European side) and Sabiha Gokcen Airport (on the Asian Side).

If you travel through the Sabiha Gokcen Airport, please keep in mind that you would need to ccross the bridge which might have heavy traffic during the day.

When organizing your flight back, please consider that you would need to reach to the airport at least 2 hours prior of your flight.

Getting from airports to the Conference Venue

There are regular shuttle services from/to airports to/from Taksim (Conference Venue). Alternatively, there are taxi's.


a) From/to Ataturk Airport to/from Taksim.

Journey time is 40 minutes approximately, but it may vary according to the intensity of the traffic. Ticket Price: 10 TL.< br/>

To check the updates please visit http://havatas.com/en/coach.aspx?i=1

b) From/to Sabiha Gokcen Airport to/from Taksim.

Journey time is 90 minutes approximately, but it may vary according to the intensity of the traffic. Ticket Price: 13 TL.

To check the updates please visit http://havatas.com/en/coach.aspx?i=2

* From Taksim to Sabiha Gokcen Airport

c) Travelling by taxi from/to airports:

Taxis are less expensive comparing to many European countries.

To travel to Taksim, taxis follow exactly the same route that shuttles travel. If your arrival/departure times meet the shuttle schedule, we would suggest to use shuttle services.

Getting to the Conference venue

It is only a few minutes walk from Taksim Bus station to the conference venue.


Last modified: 10 June, 2014

Business meeting / General Assembly Meeting of SRA-EUROPE

Business / General Assembly Meeting 2014


Members are cordially invited to the business / General Assembly Meeting of SRA-Europe that will take place during the SRA-Europe conference in Istanbul, Turkey, 16 – 18 June.

Date and location are not yet available.


SRA-Europe members can download the agenda for the GA meeting HERE when it becomes available.

Last modified: 7 April 2014.

Programme Annual Meeting in Istanbul available.

Programme Annual Meeting in Istanbul available.


The programme of the Annual Meeting in Istanbul, June 2014, can be downloaded HERE.


Last modified: 28 May, 2014


Invitation to take an active role in SRA Europe

Invitation to take an active role in SRA Europe

SRA Europe is a non-profit organization that aims to bring together individuals and organisations interested in risk assessment, risk management and risk communication in Europe. Our main activity in this respect is, of course, the SRA Europe conference, that is held annually at varying locations within Europe.

As an organization SRA Europe depends on the efforts of a small group of researchers and other professionals who are willing to  put in some of their time and energy. These individuals come from different countries and represent different disciplinary backgrounds, interests and expertise. Ways to contribute vary, including such tasks as joining the Scholarship Committee, taking on committee functions such as treasurer, secretary or president, taking responsibility for the content of the website or organizing the annual meeting.

The affairs of SRA-E are conducted by the Executive Committee, comprising eight members. By June 2014, there will be a position available in the SRA-Europe Executive Committee. To fill this position, the Committee welcomes suggestions for good potential candidates.

The duration of the Committee membership is 5 years. The responsibilities of the committee members are distributed among the committee members, mostly on a 2-yearly basis. Serving on the Committee means attending 2 physical meetings a year, one of which takes place during the yearly conference. Additionally, there are approximately 4 to 5 skype meetings. Depending on the position within the Committee, a committee member is expected to take care of specific tasks which relate to his/her position.

Election and appointment will take place during the General Assembly meeting that will be be held in June 2014 during the conference in Istanbul, Turkey.

The Committee is happy to answer questions from potential candidates or from those who wish to nominate them. You can contact the Committee by 1 May, 2014, at sraeurope@eu-vri.eu.


Last Modified: 10 April 2014
Registration now open
Registration for our conference in Istanbul now open

The registration for the conference in Istanbul is now open. To register for the conference, click here: srae2014.itu.edu.tr

There is a substantial discount of € 50 (currently around 70 US dollars) on the conference fee for SRA members who chose to be affiliated to SRA Europe when they renewed their 2014 SRA membership (40 US dollars).

It is not too late to benefit from this discount. If you have not renewed your 2014 membership, or indeed if you wish to become an SRA member for the first time, you can do this on the SRA website (http://www.sra.org/membership-benefits). Be sure to select the box to affiliate to SRA Europe - and you are then entitled to register at the Istanbul meeting for the reduced fee.

For authors presenting an oral presentation or a poster, the online registration has to be completed and paid for by 15 May, 2014.

The deadline for early bird registration is April 15, 2014.

Last modified: 26 March, 2014

SRA Europe conference in Istanbul
The 23rd SRA-Europe Conference, 16-18 June 2014, Istanbul Turkey

The 23rd SRA-Europe conference will be held 16-18 June 2014 in Istanbul, Turkey and hosted by Istanbul Technical University.

The special theme of the conference is “Analysis and Governance of Risks beyond Boundaries”
  • to emphasize that risks are able to travel through the virtual boundaries labeled as “regions”, “territories” and “countries”,
  • to promote recent scientific novelties in risk reduction and
  • to enhance inter-disciplinary approaches to develop new strategies in both evaluating and coping with well-known and less-known risks

The SRA-Europe Conference in 2014 is open to all interested researchers and experts in the various fields of risk analysis. Industry representatives, governmental bodies and relevant public and private institutions are welcomed. Graduate students are also encouraged to participate.

The following speakers have so far agreed to give a key note: 

  • Prof.Dr. Ortwin Renn, President of SRA, University of Stuttgart
    Title: Systemic Risk: Identifying, Addressing and Governing Global Threats
  • Assoc.Prof.Dr. Scira Menoni, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
    Title: Forthcoming)
  • Dr. Juergen Weichselgartner, University of Kiel, Germany
    Title: Towards Co-designing Resilience: Boundaries of a Contemporary Concept
  • Prof.Dr. Louise K. Comfort, University of Pittsburgh, U.S.A
    Title: Digital Technologies, Complex Systems, and Extreme Events: Measuring Change in Policy Networks
  • Prof.Dr. Richard Eiser, University of Sheffield, UK
    Title: Why Risk Perceptions Resist Change?
  • Prof.Dr. Mustafa Erdik
    Title: Earthquake risk and its mitigation in Istanbul


Important Dates:
Deadline for submission of abstracts:    31 January 2014
Notification of acceptance:                     15 March 2014

The conference website is srae2014.itu.edu.tr

For the convenience of our members, the information on the conference will also be posted at the webpage for the conference 2014 (www.sraeurope.org/home )

Last modified: 26 January, 2014

Student Scholarships 2014
SRA Europe Conference Studentship Scholarships 2014

We are pleased to announce two SRA-Europe Conference Scholarships each worth 750 €.

Students wishing to apply for a Scholarship are required to submit:

1. a standard abstract, by 31th January 2014, following the procedure for the submission of abstracts, and

2. an application to the Awards Committee consisting of:
  • An extended abstract (up to 800 words)
  • A short CV (no more than 1 side A4)
  • A description of their motivation for wishing to attend the conference
  • A letter of support from their supervisor

This information should be sent to sraeurope@eu-vri.eu, also by 31th January 2014. Only 2 documents should be sent: one containing 1-3 above with the letter from the student’s supervisor in the other. The email subject line should read: SRA Europe conference scholarships.


Last modified: 2 January, 2014

Establishment of regional groups within SRA Europe

Establishment of regional groups within SRA Europe

SRA Europe is investigating the possibilities of establishing regional groups within the organisation. Steps are being taken to organize such group in countries in the north of Europe, in particular in Sweden and in Norway, and in the Benelux region (Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg).

Members who are interested in establishing such a regional group in another region of Europe are cordially invited to contact the SRA Europe Executive Committee at sraeurope@eu-vri.eu or any Committee member.

During the conference 2013 in Trondheim, a meeting has been held to discuss particulars in relation to the establishment of the Northern regional organisation. The topics and issues discussed in this meeting can be downloaded here.

Last modified: 2 January, 2014