The first Pre-Conference Workshop was successful.
The first pre-conference workshop of the SRA-E Annual Conference, organized by the DACHL Chapter was held on Sunday, 23rd June 2019 under the title "Opportunities and Challenges in Interdisciplinary Risk Research." 13 young researchers from six countries participated in the workshop.
Two experienced researchers (Dr. Roh Pin Lee from the TU Bergakademie Freiberg and Dr. Angela Bearth from the ETH Zurich) gave insights into their work with interdisciplinary teams. Afterwards, participants applied their newly gained knowledge by developing ideas on a joint research project in small interdisciplinary groups. Understanding the different perspectives on risk and developing a common language on communicating about project ideas, methods and topics was challenging but also enriching for the young researchers. The workshop closed with a networking part where participants got to know each other more personally and afterwards went to the conference reception together.
Due to the positive feedback on the workshop, another pre-conference workshop is envisaged for next year's conference.