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ESA Risk and Uncertainty Research Network
Call for papers

ESA Risk and Uncertainty Research Network 22, Mid-term conference Risk, Uncertainty and Transition, University of Stuttgart, Germany, 8-10 April 2015
We aim to stimulate sociological and interdisciplinary research and debate into how risk and uncertainty are perceived, constructed, managed and/or neglected by social actors – individuals and organisations – as well as the impact of these responses in society. Although the event will have a more specific focus on the theme of transition, this is an open call for papers, which explore aspects of risk and uncertainty across a broad range of sociological and interdisciplinary perspectives.

Keynote speakers
Ortwin Renn, University of Stuttgart
Åsa Boholm , University of Gothenburg
Gabe Mythen, University of Liverpool
300-350 words
Include full name, institution, and the author(s) contacts
Send to Larsåke Lindstrom:  
Important Deadlines
Abstract Submission: 20 December 2014
Paper Acceptance: 15 February 2015
Registration: 28 February 2015 (thereafter ‘late registration’ with a higher fee)
Additional information
Research Network co-ordinators,Anna Olofsson ( and Adam Burgess (
Local organizers, Juergen Hampel (

The conference brochure can be downloaded here.

Last Modified: 3 November 2014

Call for papers Åre Risk Event 12-14 March 2013
Welcome to Åre Risk Event which will be held for the second consecutive year at hotel Holiday Club in the ski-resort Åre, Sweden.

This year’s conference theme is “Risk and Crisis Management” and the conference focuses on the future management and leadership in a changing society. What characterizes the management and leadership in a socially heterogeneous society that is constantly exposed to risks and crises? Also, questions on power and the role of social media is brought to a head.

The conference gathers researchers, entrepreneurs, politicians and representatives of public and voluntary organizations to exchange knowledge about the risk and crisis management in our society. The programme is still tentative but will consist of lectures and paper sessions, mixed with workshops and exchange of experiences in smaller groups.

The conference seeks to include researchers on an interdisciplinary basis, all with an interest in risk and crisis research. We welcome papers with a broad range of perspectives on topics like, for instance,

  • management of operations that includes unknown actors,
  • management of organized as well as unorganized volunteers,
  • management of temporary organizations,
  • power and management/leadership during risk and crisis.  
Abstracts, with a maximum of 200 words plus full name, department/institution, and the author(s) contacts, should be sent by December 23 2012 to the following e-mail address:

Notification of acceptance will be announced by January 12 2013

Please find more information at



Last modified: December 15, 2012

FP7-call: NMP.2010.1.3-1

FP7-call: NMP.2010.1.3-1

Nanoparticles exposure scientists interested in participating in writing a proposal for the FP7-call NMP.2010.1.3-1 may contact Anna Costa (ISTEC-CNR, Faenza, Italy).

Anna Costa, Senior Researcher working in ISTEC-CNR, Faenza, Italy, is building a multidisciplinary network of participants with different expertises on risk assessment of nanoparticles. Her aim is to prepare a project proposal for the FP7-call NMP.2010.1.3-1 (reference methods for managing the risk of engineered nanoparticles).

The team is looking for an expert in nanoparticle risk assessment who could contribute to assess an exposure lifecycle profile of nanomaterials selected for the study.

Those interested can contact:

Anna Luisa Costa
Via Granarolo, 64
I-48018 Faenza RA
Tel. +39 0546 699732
Telefax +39 0546 46381

Survey of health risk assessors in Europe

Survey of health risk assessors in Europe

On behalf of the Risk ASSETs (Risk Assessment and Management, European Training Scheme) project, SRA-E members and others involved in health risk assessment are invited to complete a short survey about health risk assessment training (

This survey is part of a DG SANCO funded project looking at developing a harmonised European health risk assessment training scheme (Risk ASSETs - Risk Assessment and Management, European Training Scheme). The survey is aiming to gain a better understanding of the professional backgrounds on health risk assessors and their training needs to inform future health risk assessment training development in Europe. The survey can be found on the project website at: and takes about 10 minutes to complete. The survey is open until: January 31, 2010.

For further information, please contact or the Project Leader, Dr Raquel Duarte-Davidson (  )