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.


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January 31, 2014

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

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

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

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WELCOME TO SRA-EUROPE

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

 
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 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.


Focal Risk Topics

  • Science-informed risk decisions
  • Evidence and risk
  • Risk policy and regulation
  • Risk Governance
  • Decision-making and uncertainty
  • Risk perception, behaviour and communication



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

  • Prof. Maarten Hajer, University van Amsterdam, and Director of the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL)
    Title: Forthcoming
  • Prof. Ellen Peters, Professor of Psychology and Director of the Behavioral Decision Making Initiative at The Ohio State University
    Title: Forthcoming
  • Dr. Bernhard Url, Executive Director, European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)
    Title: Forth coming
  • MEP Julie Girling
    Title: Forthcoming
  • MEP Claude Fischler
    Title: Forthcoming

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


Last modified: 29 July, 2014

 
Student Scholarships 2014 awarded

Student Scholarships 2014 awarded


We are pleased to announce three winners of an SRA-Europe Conference Scholarship 2014. Conference Studentship Scholarships (each worth € 750) have been awarded to:


  • Nick Boase, University of Exeter Medical School (United Kingdom)

  • Nick received his award for the presentation:

    Boase, N.; White, M.; Gaze, W.; Redshaw, C.:

    Public Perception of Food Risks and Benefits: Combining the Mental Models Approach with the Theory of Planned Behaviour and Consumer Values

  • Nicolas Rossignol, University of Liège (Belgium)

    Nicolas' award winning presentation was:


    Rossignol, N.; Turcanu, C.:

    Representations of Incident Reporting as a Collective Learning Process

  • Etsuko Yoshida, The University of Tokyo (Japan)

    Etsuko received her award for the presentation:


    E. Yoshida; H. Kagemoto; Y. Akutsu:

    Consensus building in safety and security: The case study of Fukushima evacuees returning home


The recipients received their awards, each worth € 750, out of the hands of SRA-Europe’s president Lars Bodsberg.



Last Modified: 29 July 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



 
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
 
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.

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