3rd SRA-E Benelux meeting 2018 Mol, Belgium

The 3rd meeting of the SRA-E Benelux Chapter "CHANGE IN RISK – RISK IN CHANGE" was held on March 26, 2018 at Lakehouse SCK-CEN in Moll, Belgium. 

This conference provided a forum for exchanges between experts (researchers, students, professionals) on the changing nature of risk analysis, management, and policy in the face of societal shifts (e.g. institutional, technological, environmental). Theoretical, methodological and empirical perspectives on these topics were presented and debated.

During this event, the following topics were addressed:

  • The changing nature of risk analysis, policy, and management in the face of societal shifts.
  • Risk research and understanding of risk analysis techniques and approaches.
  • Research and improving our understanding, and the practical application, of risk analysis and risk management.
  • Issues common to Benelux countries in the field of risk research.

The final programme is available by clicking HERE and the book of abstracts HERE.

Further information can be accessed at the conference webpage.

Info on abstracts submission (now closed) can be found below:


Abstract submission

Our world is changing at a rapid pace and we are changing with it. New and emerging technologies, enhance, disturb, or transform existing societies, markets, and networks, as do organizational shifts and innovations designed to meet societal or environmental needs. Furthermore, the national and international political landscapes are undergoing profound changes as the balance of power is shifting in several directions. Existing conventions and policies are unable to address these problems and may even exacerbate the risks these changes pose. These trends profoundly affect the social, economic, environmental, and cultural outlooks of societies and individuals alike, creating momentous opportunities for change, as well as challenges, and risks. They evoke questions for risk analysis, policy, and management in the following ways:

  • What kinds of risk do contemporary societies confront? What is new or different about these risks and which approaches are best suited to tackle them?
  • Which practices, problems, and people contribute to the shaping of risk and change management? Can change and risks be governed in socially responsible ways?
  • How are risk and change understood, performed, or framed? Is risk best understood as a physical attribute or as a social construction, or both?
  • How is risk analysis adapting, responding, being extended or “innovated,” in view of technological, economic, and social changes and disruptions?

This conference invites papers that engage with these interconnected processes of change in risk and risk in change, as institutions, norms, and practices, are reconfigured, dissolved, or transformed in manifold ways – including the fields of risk analysis, management, and policy (SRA 2015). Theoretical, methodological, and empirical perspectives on the above topics are welcomed.

Abstracts for individual presentations and symposia that are not restricted to this year’s focal theme but are well within the scope of the SRA-E-BeNeLux’s research agenda, will also be considered. Potential topics include: risks to human health and the environment, digital risks and security, risk perception and communication, risk ethics, risks and regulation, and risk literacy and education.


SRA (Society for Risk Analysis), “Risk Analysis Foundations.” May 7, 2015;



SRA-E-Benelux welcomes your abstracts for oral presentations. Abstracts (maximum 250 words) must include a title, the names and affiliations of all authors (presenting author underlined), and maximum five keywords. The abstract should be sent to [email protected].

The deadline for submissions is 17 December2017.

All abstracts will be reviewed by the SRA Conference Review Board.

Acceptance notifications will be sent by early February 2018.

SRA Conference Review Board:

  • Frederic Bouder
  • Tom Jansen
  • Tanja Perko
  • Marijn Poortvliet
  • Catrinel Turcanu
  • Ine Van Hoyweghen
  • Anne Michiels van Kessenich
  • Michiel Van Oudheusden
  • Ric van Poll

For further information, please contact: [email protected]