Theme, aims and topics

The special theme of the conference is “Science, Policy and Society – bridging the gap between risk and science”

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. SRA-E emphasises the European dimension in the promotion of interdisciplinary research and education, and in practical application in industry and Government.

Focal Risk Topics for the conference 2015 are: 

  • Science-informed risk decisions
  • Evidence and risk
  • Risk policy and regulation
  • Risk Governance
  • Decision-making and uncertainty
  • Risk perception at individual and institutional level
  • Risk communication and participation
  • Economic loss estimation and insurance
  • New paradigms in risk assessment and risk reduction
  • Safety and security issues
  • International and cross-border collaborations in risk reduction
  • Ethical dimensions of risk