May 04, 2015

NTNU is seeking young applicants for an Onsager Fellowship within "Safety and Reliability of Complex Systems": an associate professorship for 6-7 years; if positively evaluated followed by a full, permanent professorship.

March 27, 2015
The titles of the keynotes at our conference in Maastricht are dropping in. Click HERE.

March 15, 2015
The registration for our conference in Maastricht is now open!

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.

July 12, 2013
The first step towards establishing a Nordic chapter of the SRA-E is taken.

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

Preliminary conference schedule SRAE 2015

Preliminary conference schedule SRAE 2015 in Maastricht available

The preliminary conference schedule SRAE 2015 is available HERE. Please mind that this is still a preliminary version and that minor changes may still occur. 


Last Modified: 20 May 2015


Business meeting / General Assembly Meeting of SRA-EUROPE

Business / General Assembly Meeting 2015


The next Business / General Assembly meeting will take place during the conference in Maastricht, 15-17 June 2015. Members are cordially invited to attend this meeting.

The meeting will take place on Wednesday 17 June, 13.00 - 14.00 hours. The  exact location will be communicated during the conference.


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

Last modified: 15 May 2015.

Expression of interest to host the SRA-E Conference 2017
Call to host the 26th SRA-Europe Annual Meeting in 2017

The 26th SRA-Europe Conference will be held in June, 2017. The SRA-Europe Board calls for expressions of interest to host this conference.

Hosting this conference provides an opportunity for you to present your research group, university, company or country, and to become known among the participants of SRA Europe’s conferences.

The organisation of the conference will be a shared undertaking and the SRA-Europe Board will be available for guidance and advice.

Applications from all countries in Europe are welcome. We particularly invite expressions of interest by members from countries that have not hosted an SRA-Europe conference in recent years such as those in the East and South of Europe.

Interested members are kindly asked to contact the SRA-Europe secretariat or to send an email to one of the SRA-Europe committee members before May 15, 2015. We will gladly answer all your questions.


Last Modified: 28 March 2015

Program overview of the conference in Maastricht, 2015

Conference activities

Each conference day will open with a plenary session with keynote presentations, followed by parallel sessions and symposia dedicated to specific topics. Presentations on other topics within the broad interest of SRA are also welcomed.

The preliminary program of the conference will be available early May 2015. The program overview is presented below.


Last modified: 21 March  2015

SRA Europe conference 2015 in Maastricht

The 24th SRA-Europe Conference, 15-17 June 2015, Maastricht,The Netherlands

The 24rd SRA-Europe conference will be held 15-17 June 2015 in Maastricht, The Netherlands. It will be hosted by Maastricht University.

Participants are invited to reflect on critical directions in risk science as well as the promises and challenges of developing science-informed policy. The meeting will be a platform for those interested in all aspects of risk analysis to communicate, collaborate and envisage new methodologies for risk analysis and risk management.

The SRA-Europe Conference in 2015 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. Please go to the conference page or click HERE to find information on how to submit an abstract.

Focal Risk Topics

  • Science-informed risk decisions
  • Evidence and risk
  • Risk policy and regulation
  • Risk Governance
  • Decision-making and uncertainty
  • Risk perception at the individual and institutional level
  • Risk communication and participation
  • Economic loss estimation and insurance
  • New paradigms in risk assessment and risk reduction
  • Safety and security issues
  • International and cross-border collaborations in risk reduction
  • Ethical dimensions of risk

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

  • Prof. Marjolein van Asselt, Dutch Safety Board
    Title: Risk Governance

  • Prof. Claude Fischler, School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences, Paris
    Title: Cognitive challenges and the future of risk communication

  • Ms. Sharon Gesthuizen MP, Dutch House of representatives
    Title: Risk Policy and Transparency

  • Ms. Julie Girling MEP, Chair of the Risk Group at the European Parliament
    Title: Science-based policy-making in the European Parliament

  • Dr. Mikael Karlsson, President European Environmental Bureau
    Title: Mind the gap - from science to science-based policy

  • Prof. Erik Lebret, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM)
    Title: Risk assessment at crossroads; The changing landscape

  • Prof Ellen Peters Ohio State University
    Title: Linking science and policy: The future of risk perception

  • Mr. Geoffrey Podger, Executive Director, @Risk Ltd
    Title: Where should science end, where should politics begin in regulatory decision making

  • Prof. Sybe Schaap, Senator, Dutch Senate
    Title: Risk-related policymaking in the Dutch Parliament

Prof. Wiebe Bijker (Maastricht, MUSTS) and Prof. Ragnar Löfstedt (King’s College London, KCRM) will chair the plenaries.


Deadline for submission of abstracts:                                     20 January 2015
Deadline for submission of optional full papers:                      1 June 2015

Please visit the conference page for more information such as on the venue and accommodation.

Last modified: 27 March, 2015

Student Conference Scholarship Awards 2015
SRA Europe Conference Studentship Scholarships 2015

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 20 January 2015, following the procedure for the submission of abstracts, and

2. an application to the Awards Committee consisting of by 15 February 2015:
  • 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

The application to the Awards Committee should be sent to 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 2015

ESA Risk and Uncertainty Research Network
Call for papers

ESA Risk and Uncertainty Research Network 22, Mid-term conference Risk, Uncertainty and Transition, University of Stuttgart, Germany, 8-10 April 2015
We aim to stimulate sociological and interdisciplinary research and debate into how risk and uncertainty are perceived, constructed, managed and/or neglected by social actors – individuals and organisations – as well as the impact of these responses in society. Although the event will have a more specific focus on the theme of transition, this is an open call for papers, which explore aspects of risk and uncertainty across a broad range of sociological and interdisciplinary perspectives.

Keynote speakers
Ortwin Renn, University of Stuttgart
Åsa Boholm , University of Gothenburg
Gabe Mythen, University of Liverpool
300-350 words
Include full name, institution, and the author(s) contacts
Send to Larsåke Lindstrom:  
Important Deadlines
Abstract Submission: 20 December 2014
Paper Acceptance: 15 February 2015
Registration: 28 February 2015 (thereafter ‘late registration’ with a higher fee)
Additional information
Research Network co-ordinators,Anna Olofsson ( and Adam Burgess (
Local organizers, Juergen Hampel (

The conference brochure can be downloaded here.

Last Modified: 3 November 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 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

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.

Members who are interested in contributing to the Society are cordially invited to send an email to the SRA Europe Committee through or contact any of the Committee members. We are happy to answer any question you might have.


Last Modified: 31 August 2014