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

 
   
 
 
Final programme conference Lisbon available
 
 

Final scientific programme and conference agenda available


The 2017 SRA-Europe Annual Conference/meeting agenda and scientific programme are now available at the "Scientific Programme" section of the conference website: https://sraelisbon2017.wordpress.com/scientific-programme/. You may also click on the links below to access them.

Conference agenda

To see the conference agenda overview with all sessions and social programme, please click HERE.

Scientific programme 1

To see the detailed scientific programme with the submitted presentations and corresponding sessions (date and time), please click HERE.

Scientific programme 2

To see the detailed scientific programme with the submitted presentations and corresponding sessions (date and time), including the abstracts, please click HERE.


Please check the final programme to confirm the date, session and time of your presentation.


Information for presenters

Before attending the conference, please see the presentation instructions by clicking on the “Guide” below:

GUIDE FOR CONFERENCE PRESENTERS (ALL PRESENTATION FORMATS)
 

Last modified: 29 May, 2017.


 
   
 
 
Dates conference 2018
 
 

Conference 2018 : 17-19 JUNE 2018, Ostersund, Sweden

 

Our next conference will be held in Ostersund, Sweden, 17-19 June 2018. Information on our conference in Ostersund can be found in due time on the conference page of our website: www.sraeurope.org.


Last modified: 23 May 2017

 

 
   
 
 
Social events at conference 2017
 
 

Social events at conference 2017


Lisbon is a very beautiful city, situated at the Tagus River basin. It is one of the oldest cities in Europe, with archeological remnants dating as far back as the pre-Roman and Roman periods. A social programme will be designed to enable you to visit and experience some of the most beautiful parts of Lisbon and surrounding areas, and its historic and natural environment.


The registration in the conference will include:

  • Social Programme I     – Pre-conference cocktail & social on Sunday, June 18, 2017.
  • Social Programme IV  – Conference gala dinner at “Casa Ermelinda Freitas” winery on Tuesday, June 20, 2017.

In addition, optional tours of the city will be made available at competitive prices.


Not included in the registration fee (optional) are the following:

  • Social Programme II   – HIPPOTrip Tour on Sunday, June 18, 2017.
  • Social Programme III  – “Lisbon by night” walking tour on Monday, June 19, 2017.

Please visit the website of the local organiser for details: https://sraelisbon2017.wordpress.com/social-programme/

Registration for the pre-conference cocktail, conference dinner and optional touristic programmes will be available at the conference registration/payment webpage.

 

Pre-conference cocktail: Sunday, June 18, 5.00-6.30 pm

Welcome to Lisbon! Join us for drinks and nibbles, socialize and pre-register for the conference.

The pre-conference reception will take place at Clube ISCTE, in ISCTE-IUL one of the universities involved in the organizing committee.
Address: Av. das Forças Armadas. “ALA AUTONOMA” building, floor n. 4. 1649-026 Lisboa.

 



 

Conference gala dinner: Tuesday June 20, 5.30-11.30 pm

 

Location: “Casa Ermelinda Freitas” winery, museum and vinyard

 

This social programme includes: Train tour (with return trip) with complimentary drinks & biscuits; cocktail reception at the vinyard’s balcony; tour of the “Casa Ermelinda Freitas” museum & winery; Dinner; “Casa Ermelinda Freitas” complimentary gift.

Please note that the winery is located outside Lisbon. One train will be rented to accomodate all the conference participants and guests travelling. The departure will take place from the train station Entrecampos on Tuesday June 20, at 5.30pm.

We ask all participants to arrive at the station at 5.15pm to ensure a timely and smooth boarding. Please note that there won’t be any delays in the departure time. The train will exit the platform at exactly 5.30pm.

Further specific details about this programme will be given closer to the conference.


   



Last modified: 30 March 2017

 
   
 
 
Registration deadlines Lisbon conference
 
 

Registration deadlines Lisbon conference


We thank everyone for the high number of abstracts submissions. Abstract acceptance notifications were sent a few weeks ago. If for any reason you have not received it, please check your SPAM folder and classify the email as “NOT SPAM” in order to receive future emails. If you still did not receive it, please contact the organizing committee through the website form (“Contacts” section) or email (26.sra.europe.conference@gmail.com).

The deadline for the early bird registration is April 7 and the deadline for the presenters’ registration is April 30. You can make your registration here: https://www.conference-service.com/sraelisbon2017/welcome.cgi



Last Modified: 2 April 2017

 
   
 
 
Programme of the 2017 meeting of SRA-E Benelux available
 
 

Programme of the 2017 meeting of SRA-E Benelux available


The second annual meeting of SRA-E - Benelux will be held on 20 March 2017, at the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment - RIVM, Bilthoven, The Netherlands.

This year's focal theme will be: From Vaccine to Anti-microbial resistance: exploring risk-risk trade-offs.

Vaccination and antimicrobial resistance offer typical risk-risk dilemma where individual decisions about the safety and usefulness of products must be balanced against the public health goal of risk reduction. The monitoring as well as risk acceptance and communication of vaccines and antibiotic drugs have become increasingly challenging in a context characterised by public controversies and intensive media coverage. How can risk analysis help to inform and improve such risk-risk trade-offs?

The programme consists of a key note, a plenary session, 5 parallel sessions and a round table. The programme can be downloaded HERE.


Keynotes:

  • RIVM: Welcome and key issues.
  • Prof. Michael Siegrist, ETH Zürich. SRA Europe welcome.
  • Dr. Agnes Kant, Director, LAREB. Drug and Vaccine Safety: Lareb's experience
  • Dr. Mariken van der Lubben CiB, RIVM. The control of antimicrobial resistance in the Netherlands
  • Prof. Daniëlle Timmermans, Chief Science Officer Risk Communication, RIVM. Trust & affect and the implications for vaccination behavior
  • Prof. Ragnar Löfstedt, panel chair: the trade-offs of Transparency.

The meeting is free of charge. To gain access to the RIVM facilities, you need to bring your PASSPORT or ID.

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to ask: sraebenelux@maastrichtuniversity.nl


Last modified: 10 March 2017.
 
   
 
 
Submission of abstracts for our conference in Lisbon now open
 
 

Submission of abstracts for our conference in Lisbon now open

The call for papers for our next conference, 19-21 June 2017, in Lisbon, Portugal, is out! Please, click HERE for the full text of the call.

Abstracts and presentations in English, in the following formats, are eligible for acceptance:

  1. Symposia (group): Represents a group of individual oral presentations (Minimum: 3 presentations; Maximum: 5 presentations) by one or more authors each, organized around one common topic + one short symposium introduction by the coordinator + symposium Q&A/discussion. Symposia duration: 90min (max.)
  2. Oral presentations (individual): Represents one individual oral presentation by one or more authors + Q&A/discussion for all presentations at the session’s end. Individual presentation duration: 15min (max.)
  3. Poster presentations (individual): Represents one individual written presentation by one or more authors + individual Q&A/discussion of the poster.

 

Abstracts must be submitted by January 29, 2017. For more information on the abstracts submission please see the following website: https://sraelisbon2017.wordpress.com/abstracts-submission/



 
Last modified: 19 December, 2016

 
   
 
 
Highlights of the 2d meeting of the Nordic chapter, Gothenburg, 2016
 
 


Highlights of the 2d Nordic chapter meeting, Gothenburg, 2016


The Nordic Chapter of the Society for Risk Analysis Europe is looking back at a successful November meeting in Gothenburg. This was the 2nd meeting organized by the SRAE-Nordic. Please, find here a summary of the meeting.

The next chapter meeting will be held in Esbo, Finland in November 2017. During this meeting, a new member of the board will be elected, and activities and plans will be discussed.


Last modified: 8 December 2016

 
   
 
 
Call for abstracts: 2017 meeting of the SRA-E Benelux Chapter
 
 

Call for abstracts: 2017 meeting of the SRA-E Benelux Chapter


The second annual meeting of SRA-E - Benelux will be held on 20 March 2017, at the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment - RIVM , Bilthoven, The Netherlands.

This year's focal theme will be: From Vaccine to Anti-microbial resistance: exploring risk-risk trade-offs 

Vaccination and antimicrobial resistance offer typical risk-risk dilemma where individual decisions about the safety and usefulness of products must be balanced against the public health goal of risk reduction. The monitoring as well as risk acceptance and communication of vaccines and antibiotic drugs have become increasingly challenging in a context characterised by public controversies and intensive media coverage. How can risk analysis help to inform and improve such risk-risk trade-offs?


Keynotes:

  • RIVM: Welcome and key issues.
  • Prof. Michael Siegrist, ETH Zürich. SRA Europe welcome.
  • Dr. Agnes Kant, Director, LAREB. Drug and Vaccine Safety: Lareb's experience
  • Prof. Barbara Rath, Vienna Vaccine Safety Initiative. Antimicrobial resistance: a science-based perspective
  • Prof. Ragnar Löfstedt, panel chair: the trade-offs of Transparency.

The meeting is free of charge. Abstracts for individual presentations and symposia are welcome and are not restricted to this year's focal theme. Parallel sessions may be organised if the number of abstracts allow for this. Please send your abstract before 15 February 2017 to: sraebenelux@maastrichtuniversity.nl


Last modified: 3 December 2016.
 
   
 
 
Student Conference Scholarship Awards 2017
 
 

SRA Europe Conference Studentship Scholarships 2017



We are pleased to announce two SRA-Europe Conference Scholarships (subject to the number and quality of proposals received)  each worth 750 €.

We are also pleased to be able to award the Ortwin Renn Student Prize for Applied Risk Research to a student with a focus on applied risk research. This scholarship, worth $ 500, is sponsored by ExxonMobil.


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

1. a standard abstract, by 29 January 2017, following the procedure for the submission of abstracts, and

2. an application to the Awards Committee, by 29 January 2017, 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


The application to the Awards Committee should be sent to SRA-E Secretariat (sraeurope@eu-vri.eu). 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 or Ortwin Renn Student Prize for Applied Risk Research respectively. The application should explicitly state for which scholarship the application is made.

 

 

Last modified: 23 November 2016


 
   
 
 
Invitation to take an active role in SRA Europe
 
 

Invitation to take an active role in SRA Europe e.g. as Board member


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 expertises. Ways to contribute vary, including such tasks as joining the Scholarship Committee, taking on board 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 a Board (also called the Executive Committee), comprising eight members. By June 2017, there will be two positions available in the Board of SRA-Europe. To fill thess positions, the Board welcomes suggestions for good potential candidates.

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

Election and appointment will take place during the General Assembly meeting that will be be held in June 2017 during the conference in Lisbon, Portugal.

The Board is happy to answer questions from potential candidates or from those who wish to nominate them. You can contact the Board at sraeurope@eu-vri.eu.

 

Last Modified: 23 November 2016
 
   
 
 
Dates conference 2017
 
 

Conference 2017 : 19-21 JUNE 2017, Lisbon, Portugal

 

Our next conference will be held in Lisbon, Portugal, 19-21 June 2017. Information on our conference in Lisbon can be found on the conference page of our website: www.sraeurope.org.

For the latest information, please, visit the website of the local organisers in Portugal: http://sraelisbon2017.wordpress.com.

All questions can be addressed to rgaspar@ispa.pt



Last modified: 23 November 2016

 

 
   
 
 
SRA-Europe encourages setting up Regional Chapters
 
 

SRA-Europe encourages setting up Regional Chapters

 

The SRA-Europe encourages members to set up Regional Chapters. SRA Europe is willing to provide financial support to the Regional Chapters for activities related to the organization of workshops, courses, travel, accommodation and other activities that fall within the scope of SRA-Europe.


Applications for funding should be limited to one page describing:
  • the reasons for SRA-E to cover the expenses and
  • a detailed overview of the costs (only direct costs are funded).

Please mind the following conditions:
  • The amount of support cannot exceed 5 KEuros for each request.
  • Requests for funding grants should be made in advance of the expenditures or commitments.
  • Requests can be made at any time during the year, and should be submitted by email to the SRA-E Secretary.
  • There should be a single point of payment for the funding grant.

 

Last modified: 10 Ferbuary, 2017

 
   
 
 
SRA Europe Conference Student Scholarship 2016 awarded
 
 

Student Scholarships 2016 awarded



We are pleased to announce two winners of an SRA-Europe Conference Scholarship 2015. Conference Studentship Scholarships (each worth € 750) have been awarded to:


  • Artem Anyshchenko, University of Copenhagen (Danmark)

    Artem received his award for the presentation:

    Anyshchenko, A.:
    Issues in the Regulation of GMO: Bridging the Gap between Science an Socio-economic Considerations

  • Femke Hilverda, University of Twente, Enschede (Netherlands)

    Femke's award winning presentation was:

    Hilverda, F. &  Kuttschreuter, M.
    The Effects of Facebook Comments  and Likes on Risk Perception of Organic Food


The recipients received their awards, each worth € 750, out of the hands of one of the local organisers Mathew White.



Last Modified: 6 July 2016
 
   
 
 
Ortwin Renn Student Prize for Applied Risk Research
 
 

Ortwin Renn Student Prize for Applied Risk Research


We are pleased to announce that this year the Ortwin Renn Student Prize for Applied Risk Research, sponsored by ExxonMobil is awarded to:

  • Ido Sivan-Sevilla, Hebrew University, Jerusalem (Israel)

    Ido received his award for the presentation:  


    Sivan-Sevilla, I.
    US Cybersecurity with/outrivay: a Risk Regulation Perspective on Unites States' Cyber Regimes

Ido received his award, worth $500, out of the hands of on of the local organisers, Mathew White.


Last Modified: 6 July 2016
 
   
 
 
Business meeting / General Assembly Meeting of SRA-EUROPE
 
 

Business / General Assembly Meeting 2016

 

The next Business / General Assembly meeting will take place during the conference in Bath, 20-22 June 2016. Members are cordially invited to attend this meeting.

The meeting will take place on Tuesday 21 June, 17.10-18.00.  The location will be communicated during the conference.

 

SRA-Europe members can download the agenda for the GA meeting HERE.




Last modified: 5 June 2016.

 
   
 
 
Business meeting Benelux chapter of SRA Europe
 
 

Business meeting of the Benelux chapter of SRA Europe


The Benelux chapter of SRA Europe invites members and non-members to a business meeting during the SRA conference in Bath, UK. The meeting will take place in the Chancellors Building room CB 3.1 on Monday 20 June at 1.00 - 1.30pm.


Last modified: 13 June 2016

 
   
 
 
Business meeting Nordic chapter of SRA Europe
 
 

Business meeting  Nordic chapter of SRA Europe


The Nordic chapter of SRA Europe invites members and non-members to a business meeting during the SRA conference in Bath, UK. The meeting will take place in the Chancellors Building room CB 5.6 on Tuesday 21st June at 12.30 - 1.30pm.

The agenda of the meeting can be found  HERE. For the minutes, please click HERE.

Last modified: 23 August 2016

 
   
 
 
Deal with TAP - Reduced fees for flights to Lisbon
 
 

Deal with TAP - Reduced fees for flights to Lisbon


The organizing committee has negotiated with TAP, the Portuguese flight company, a 10% discount for flights on economy class and 20% discount for flights on executive class, for the 2017 SRA-E conference participants that select TAP as the travel company. Please contact the organizing committee, for more information on the conditions to apply for this.


Last Modified: 30 March, 2017