Bratislava, Slovak Republic
Contact: Tatiana Duranova, VUJE
Stakeholder engagement is recognized as essential in the governance of radiological risk. But how is stakeholder engagement achieved? Whom does it include and why? How can it inform radiation protection practices and decision making?
This workshop will tap into participants’ expertise and experiences on these and related questions, with the aim of stimulating more effective and democratic governance of radiological risks. Three fields will be examined in detail: medical exposures to ionizing radiation, post-accident exposures, and exposure to indoor radon.
- To share findings from the ENGAGE project and stimulate mutual learning;
- To co-develop recommendations for enhanced stakeholder participation in the aforementioned three fields.
The workshop will consist of presentations, panels and facilitated group discussions, addressing:
- The connection between stakeholder engagement prescriptions and practice;
- The conditions for meaningful participation and commitment of institutional and non-institutional stakeholders;
- Bridging risk assessment, risk management and risk communication approaches and stakeholders;
- Alignment of different decision levels: local, regional, national and international;
- Informed decision-making (role of communication, access to information, informed consent);
- Radiation protection cultures, including objectives, target stakeholders, content, tools, evaluation processes;
- Broadening the scope of ‘participation’ in radiation protection beyond formal institutional approaches;
- Education, training and capacity building.
The workshop is open to policy-makers, responsible authorities, non-governmental organizations, researchers, members of the radiation protection platforms, journalists, and any other stakeholders from related fields and civil society that in any form have a stake in radiation protection decision making.
Dates and venue:
The workshop will take place from September 11 until September 13, 2019 on the premises of Lindner Hotel Gallery Central in Bratislava, Metodova 4, Slovak Republic.
The workshop will start with registration and welcome lunch on September 11 at 12:00, and will conclude on September 13 at 12:30.
We recommend accommodation at the Lindner Hotel Gallery Central. The Lindner Hotel offers rooms for a reduced price for workshop participants until the end of June 2019. To reserve a room, please fill in the hotel booking form, with 'ENGAGE Workshop'as subjectand send it to the hotel (firstname.lastname@example.org).