7th SRA-E Benelux meeting, Brussels, Belgium

The 7th annual SRA-E Benelux conference: “Dealing with the uncertain: From risk to resilience”

October 31st 2023, KU Leuven Brussels Campus

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The final program can be found here.

Call for abstracts

The call for abstracts has been closed on June 5th, 2023.

Destabilizing forces such as natural resource depletion, wars, public health threats, climate and energy crises, can generate far-reaching consequences. Due to the complex and interconnected nature of these societal challenges, limitations to traditional forms of risk governance exist. In order to more effectively deal with known and unknown risks, there is a need for multi-actor and cross-sectoral approaches. In fact, shared efforts are essential to face unexpected and/or long-term stresses and uncertainties. However, multilateral and inter-sectorial considerations require higher organizational integration to accommodate multiple viewpoints, values and priorities. To this end, knowledge integration and reflexivity are key capabilities needed to face changes and perturbations through positive adaptation, i.e. to generate resilience. But how can this be done in practice? What are the requirements, tools and resources needed to positively and collectively deal with stresses and uncertainty? How can societal and individual capacities be strengthened to turn these challenges into opportunities?

This 7th Annual SRAE Benelux conference aims to bring together professionals from research institutions, government and industry to discuss about the following themes:

  • Resilient systems
  • Hybrid threats
  • Multi-actor risk governance
  • Sustainability risks and risk governance for sustainability
  • Anticipatory thinking for risk prevention and preparedness
  • Values, equity and justice in transformations towards resilience
  • Risk ethics
  • Public responses to risk governance
  • Risk perception and risk behavior

Contributions from other domains of risk research are also welcome.

Attendance will be in-person only.

Registration fee

The registration fee is 45 euros and includes participation to the conference, coffee breaks, lunch, and closing reception and can only be paid online (via bank or credit card). Registration is open on 15 May 2023. No invoices can be issued. A receipt will be sent after payment and verification.

Cancellation Policy

Written requests for cancellation must be sent to: [email protected]  For cancellation requests received by 15 October 2023, a refund will be issued. There will be no refund for cancellation requests received from 15 October 2023.

Organizing Committee

Federica Panzarella (KU Leuven & SCK CEN)

Valérie Cappuyns (KU Leuven)

Catrinel Turcanu (SCK CEN)

Melisa Muric (UAntwerpen & SCK CEN)

Nicole Huijts (University of Twente)


If you have any queries about the conference, please contact [email protected]

If you have any queries about the SRAE Benelux or its email list, please contact [email protected]