13 Jun
Postdoc Position at The University of Bergen (Norway) / Department of Psychosocial Science
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Postdoc Position at The University of Bergen (Norway) / Department of Psychosocial Science from 1 January 2019. Fixed-term period of three years, affiliated with the project "AlerT: Awareness Learning Tools for Data Sharing Everywhere".

More information can be found at:

There is a vacancy for a postdoctoral research fellow position at the Department of Psychosocial Science from 1 January 2019. The position is for a fixed-term period of three years and is affiliated with the project "AlerT: Awareness Learning Tools for Data Sharing Everywhere", funded by the Research Council of Norway

More information can be found at:

01 Apr
SRAE Benelux meeting 2019
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Next annual meeting of SRA-E - Benelux:

25 March 2019,

University of Luxembourg, Luembourg

24 Sep
XIX ISA World Congress of Sociolog
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XIX ISA World Congress of Sociology: Toronto, Canada, July 15-21, 2018. Deadline submission of abstracts: 30 September 2017.


 The theme of the conference is "Power, Violence and Justice: Reflections, Responses and Responsibilities"


Abstract submission for the TG04 Sociology of Risk and Uncertainty group sessions is open until the 30th Sept 2017 (12 midnight GMT) (https://isaconf.confex.com/isaconf/wc2018/webprogrampreliminary/Symposium434.html)


Session details and submission of abstracts:


Climate Uncertainties. Linking Environmental and Risk Sociologies.

Crime, Technologies and Risk

Critical Approaches to Security 

Emotions, Trust, Hope and Other Approaches to Coping with Vulnerability amidst Uncertainty 

Food and the Risk Society 

Health, Medicine and Risk

Historical and Comparative Perspectives on Risk 

Making Risks, Taking Risks: Risks in Economic Life

New Forms of Enterprises, of Collaborations and Work in the Digital Economy - Session III

Prevention, Regulation and Young People: Tools and Technologies of Risk

Researching Risk in a Changing World. Methodologies and Methods 

Riesgo e Incertidumbre En América Latina: Problemas y Enfoques / Risk and Uncertainty in Latin America: Problems and Frames 

Risk Work: Experiences and Challenges within Organizational, Professional and Policy Contexts

Risk, Uncertainty and Potentialities in Learning Contexts 

Terrorism, Risk and Resilience 

The Life Course and Risk 

Theoretical Directions in Risk

Voluntary Risk Taking and Edgework

"Program Coordinator:

MARTY CHAMBERLAIN, Swansea University, United Kingdom, J.M.Chamberlain@swansea.ac.uk

15 Feb
Please register for the SRAE-Beneluc meeting
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Please register for the second annual meeting of SRA-E - Benelux, to be be held at the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment - RIVM, Bilthoven, The Netherland, 20 March 2017,10 am-5 pm (followed by reception) 

The second annual meeting of SRA-E - Benelux will be held at the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment - RIVM, Bilthoven, The Netherland: 20 March 2017,10 am-5 pm, followed by reception

Please register by clicking HERE.
10 Feb
Dates conference 2018, Ostersund, Sweden
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17 - 20 June 2018

SRA Europe conference in Ostersund, Sweden.

Please visit the SRAEurope conference webpage for more information.
18 Jan
Deadlines extended to 29 January
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The deadline for the submission of abstracts and scholarship applications has been extended to 29 January, 2017.


Please, visit the conference page for additional info.


03 Dec
The call for papers is out!
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Second annual meeting of SRA-E - Benelux:

20 March 2017,

RIVM, Bilthoven, The Netherlands.

Please click HERE for all further information.
06 Jul
Dates conference 2017, Lisbon, Portugal

19-21 JUNE 2017

SRA Europe conference in Lisbon
, Portugal.
06 Jul
PICTURES conference in Bath
News Photo Pictures of our 2016 conference in Bath, UK, can be found at the Flickr page of SRA.
09 Sep
Sociology of Risk and Uncertainty
News Photo Call for for papers 3rd International conference, Mexico City, 23-26 February 2016: DEADLINE approaching.

Call for papers

This is a call for the 3rd International Conference of the Thematic Group Sociology of Risk and Uncertainty of the International Sociological Association (ISA), to be held in Mexico City in February, 23-36 2016. Researchers, students and other professionals from different disciplines and sectors are welcome to submit papers on the various ways in which risk and uncertainty provide the key to understanding the contemporary world.

The main Conference theme will explore the ways in which risk and uncertainty are articulated in the various practices and logics of the (re) production of inequality that are at the heart of many conflicts in Latin America, and other areas of the globe.

The conference also invites papers on relevant cognate topics including: perception of risk health risks; risk governance; risk and crime; professional approaches to risk; biographical risks; risk and emotions; trust; voluntary risk taking; managing risk and uncertainty; inequality and risk; resilience, risk and everyday life; risk and violence; social theories of risk and uncertainty.

Keynote speakers:
  • Anna Olofsson, Mid Sweden University.
  • Jens Zinn, University of Melbourne.
  • Gabriel Kessler, Universidad de la Plata.
  • Jesse Ribot, University of Illinois.
  • Gilberto Giménez Montiel, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.

Abstracts, 300-350 words plus full name, institution, and the author(s) contacts, should be sent by September 18, 2015 to the following e-mail address: risk.isa2016@gmail.co


For more information, please click HERE.

27 Jun
Date conference 2016 in Bath
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20-22 JUNE 2016

SRA Europe conference in Bath, UK

05 Jun
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Environment, Systems, & Decisions: Special Issue to feature the research of graduate students, post-docs, and early career researchers and scholars


Special Issue to feature the research of graduate students, post-docs, and early career researchers and scholars

The Editors-in-Chief and Editorial Board of the Springer journal Environment, Systems, & Decisions announce a special Call for Papers for a Special Issue featuring papers led by graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and early-career researchers and scholars.


Interdisciplinary and applied research increasingly involves participation from a large team of researchers, a key component of which are students and early-career researchers and scholars from a wide range of disciplines. To recognize the critical role that this group plays in the research process, Environment, Systems, & Decisions will feature papers from them in an upcoming special issue.


The Editors-in-Chief of the journal invite submissions for this special issue. Papers must meet the following guidelines, which we will ask authors to certify prior to a paper’s publication:

1) Leadership in terms of preparing the manuscript was the responsibility of the early-career researcher or scholar, and the research described in the manuscript was led primarily by this individual. For this special issue, an early-career researcher or scholar is defined as either:
a. A graduate student currently enrolled in a Masters or PhD program;
b. A post-doctoral researcher;
c. A researcher having graduated no more than 5 years ago. 2) The early-career researcher or scholar must be the first author of the manuscript.
3) The topic of the manuscript must fall within the scope of Environment, Systems, & Decisions.

Contact Details & Schedule
Inquiries regarding this Call for Papers should be directed to the Editors:
– Joe Arvai, University of Michigan, JLArvai@umich.edu
– Robyn Wilson, The Ohio State University, wilson.1376@osu.edu

Questions may also be directed to the Editors-in-Chief:
– Igor Linkov, US Army Engineer Research and Development Center, Igor.Linkov@usace.army.mil
– James H. Lambert, University of Virginia, Lambert@virginia.edu

Manuscripts should be submitted prior to 15 October 2015, with review beginning immediately following submission. When submitting their manuscript, authors must indicate that it is being targeted to this special issue. Manuscripts accepted for publication will be published online immediately after the galley proof is finalized, at the Springer ES&D website, and subsequently in the printed version of the Special Issue which expected in early 2016.
04 May
Onsager Fellowship, NTNU, Norway
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NTNU is seeking young applicants for an Onsager Fellowship within "Safety and Reliability of Complex Systems": an associate professorship for 6-7 years; if positively evaluated followed by a full, permanent professorship.

Onsager Fellowship

NTNU has allocated an Onsager Fellowship to the RAMS Group within the study of "Safety and Reliability of Complex Systems". The Onsager Fellowsips are prestigious positions at NTNU and we are seeking young applicants with an outstanding academic record.

The Onsager Fellowship holder will be employed as an associate professor for 6-7 years. If the Fellowship holder meets NTNU's expectations, she/he will be evaluated for a full, permanent professorship.

The current Onsager Fellowship focuses on the theoretical basis for quantitative safety and reliability analyses of complex technological systems. The area embraces stochastic modeling of systems with sensors and programmable electronics, safety and reliability assessment in a life cycle perspective, and utilization of information from sensors to optimize maintenance and availability.

The applicant must have a thorough competence in probabilistic modeling and analsis. It is preferable (but not strictly required) that the applicant has competence with electronic and programmable electronic technologies and some of their application areas.

More information about the RAMS Onsager Fellowship is found on this link. You can apply electronically by activating the green button in the upper right corner of the linked web page. The application deadline is 25 May 2015.
27 Mar
Key notes conference 2015
News Photo The titles of the keynotes at our conference in Maastricht are dropping in. Click HERE.

Please click HERE
15 Mar
Registration conference in Maastricht now open
News Photo The registration for our conference in Maastricht is now open!

The registration for the conference in Maastricht is now open. To register for the conference, click HERE.
29 Jan
Norway: professorship in Production and Quality Engineering
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The Department of Production and Quality Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering Science and Technology, at NTNU (Trondheim), announces a vacant professorship in Production and Quality Engineering (Risk and Reliability Assessment of Complex Systems).

Application deadline: 20 February, 2015

The Department of Production and Quality Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering Science and Technology, at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), announces the following vacant professorship in Production and Quality Engineering (Risk and Reliability Assessment of Complex Systems).

The Department is responsible for research and teaching in the fields of manufacturing systems, production management, project and quality management and RAMS.

The Professor shall cover the theoretical basis for risk and reliability assessments, with focus on complex systems that include embedded software and application programs.

More information can be found HERE.

14 Jan
Course: Analyzing Risk: Principles, Concepts, and Applications
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Boston, MA, USA: March 9-12, 2015.
Course taught by Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health

Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health will be offering a course entitled Analyzing Risk: Principles, Concepts, and Applications which we believe would be of great interest to members of the Society for Risk Analysis - Europe. The course runs March 9-12, 2015 in Boston, MA, USA.

Analyzing Risk: Principles, Concepts, and Applications
March 9-12, 2015
Participants in this program learn to manage and evaluate risk assessments associated with occupational, food-borne, and environmental hazards. This cutting-edge, comprehensive course ensures participants are ready to apply the science of risk-based decision making to protect the publics’ health and the environment. This program enhances your knowledge of how risk analysis is done, how it is interpreted, and how it influences regulatory decision-making. Participants from diverse backgrounds will improve their ability to identify and quantify health risks, understand how risk information is perceived and communicated, and apply this information across industries and sectors.

Helpful links:

·         Visit website: https://ecpe.sph.harvard.edu/RISK

·         View brochure: https://content.sph.harvard.edu/ecpe/WR/brochure/RISK15_WB.pdf

19 Sep
Danmark: PhD scholarship in Engineering Systems Management
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DTU Management Engineering is seeking candidates for a fully funded PhD position. Your focus will be to integrate advanced risk quantification methods into real-life decision making processes.

Application deadline: 31 October 2014

DTU Management Engineering offers one 3-year PhD fellowship. The position will be based in the Engineering Systems Group, and the research project will be carried out in association with the Risk Research Group.

The Engineering Systems Group focuses on understanding and improving the ways in which engineering systems and their sub-systems are managed throughout their life cycles. Our research spans the boundaries of 1. interdisciplinary engineering, 2. project, program and portfolio management, and 3. related policy and strategy processes. By focusing on issues of complexity, human behavior, and uncertainty, we develop methods and tools for public and private organizations to be more effective in the design, construction and operation of large-scale engineering systems.

Responsibilities and tasks

We invite highly talented candidates to apply for the scholarship. The research will focus on assessing the capabilities of advanced risk quantification methods for project and program management in the context of large scale engineering systems. Your focus will be to integrate advanced risk quantification methods into real-life decision making processes. We consider typical project and program risks, such as cost, schedule, system performance and safety related risks.

Our highly developed societies rely on large-scale socio-technical engineering systems to enable and improve our standard of living. However, the past performance in engineering and operating these engineering systems has been appallingly poor, particularly regarding the ability of engineering managers to manage critical risks from the technological, economic, psychological and political domain.

The research conducted as part of the PhD will address three tightly related aspects regarding the way we manage risks and uncertainties throughout the life-cycle of engineering systems:

  1. Better understand key risks and uncertainty-related information needs during critical decision making situations in project and program management;
  2. Characterize novel risk quantification methods, including non-probabilistic methods, regarding their applicability in the design and operation of engineering systems; and
  3. Integrate this knowledge into novel risk management approaches that enhance current project and program management processes. The proposed approaches will be validated in cooperation with our industry partners.


Candidates should have a master's degree in engineering or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to the master's degree in engineering. We also welcome applications from excellent management science students with a strong background in engineering (e.g. through a relevant bachelor’s degree).


Please submit your online application no later than October 31, 2014. Applications must be submitted as one pdffile containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online," fill in the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one pdf file.

Full information available at:

06 Apr
Conference 2015 in Maastricht, Netherlands
News Photo The 24th SRA-E conference will be held in Maastricht, the Netherlands, 15th-17th June 2015.

Click here for the conference information. Information will be posted as it comes available.
21 Feb
Next SRA World congress in Singapore
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The next World Congress of the Society for Risk Analysis will be held in Singapore from July 19-23, 2015.

More news will be presented here when it comes available.

World congress inSingapore, July 19-23, 2015.


The Congress will be organized around the theme: Risk Analysis for Sustainable Innovation. It will focus on issues of development, urban planning, technology foresight, and environmental quality and health.

The Congress will consist mainly of symposia that SRA member or other interested parties would like to organize. In addition, individual papers (to a limited degree) and posters will be presented.

31 Jan
Optional full paper
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Special issue of Journal of Risk Research on papers presented at conference in Istanbul

Authors are invited to submit full-length papers which will be assessed for publication in a special issue of Journal of Risk Research (optional). The submission of a full paper is optional; it is possible to present an abstract without writing a full paper.
In regards to the guidelines for full length paper, the committee will use the same guideline as “Journal of Risk Research” uses. Please read more on the web page of Journal of Risk Research

Full length paper must be submitted to srae2014@itu.edu.tr, until June 2nd, 2014.

05 Oct
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Communicating risks and uncertainties concerning environmental hazards

December 13th 2013, 9.30 -17.00, Amsterdam

Scientific Symposium


Communicating risks and uncertainties concerning environmental hazards

What the public needs from policy and science


December 13th 2013, 9.30 -17.00

De Veranda, Amsterdam


Advances in technology and societal changes created new types of potential harmful environmental hazards. Scientific evidence concerning the risks of specific environmental agents is often incomplete, inconclusive or ambiguous, and judgments of experts may  vary widely. Adequately informing the public about the risks then becomes a challenge. The general public demands certainty and clear messages, and policymakers may seek guidance and justification for courses of action. At the symposium, scientists from various disciplines will share and discuss scientific outcomes and insights on relevant issues and useful approaches in the communication of risk and uncertainties. 



·         Bridge the gaps between the perspectives of science, policy, and the public.

·         Establish consensus about effective methods and guidelines that may help risk communicators to ensure that their communication contains relevant and accurate information  the public and policy can use to make informed judgments and choices.

·         Identify gaps in scientific knowledge and set goals and priorities for further research.



Welcome and opening:

Living in an uncertain world: what the public needs from policy and science

Prof. Dr. Danielle Timmermans (EMGO+ Institute - VUmc/RIVM).


       The role of uncertainty in society

Dr. Liesbeth Noordergraaf- Eelen (Erasmus University College)

Session I: 

         How do we evaluate the evidence and assess risks of uncertain environmental risks?

Presentations: Prof. Dr. Erik Lebret (IRAS - UU/RIVM), and  Dr. David Gee (European Environment Agency, Denmark). Discussant: Dr. Frederic Bouder (Maastricht University)

Session II:

How can we identify the elements of risk information that are most relevant to the public?

Presentations: Prof. Dr. Gisela Böhm (University Bergen, Norway), and Dr. Wouter Poortinga (Cardiff  University, UK). Discussant: Dr. Ric van Poll (RIVM)

Session III:

How should we communicate relevant information concerning uncertain environmental risks?

Presentations:  Prof. Dr. Ann Bostrom (Evans School of Public Affairs, University of Washington, US), and                 

Dr. Liesbeth Claassen (EMGO+ Institute - VUmc).

Discussant: Dr. Ree Meertens (Maastricht University)

Session IV:

Practical Implications

Presentations: Dr. Frans Greven  GGD-Groningen and Dr. Fred Woudenberg GGD-Amsterdam

Panel discussion


Attendance fee, including lunch and drinks, is €20,-. Places are limited so we suggest you register early.

You can register by sending an e-mail with contact details to Diana van Dongen a.vandongen@vumc.nl


For further information about the content of the programme

Contact: Liesbeth Claassen liesbeth.claassen@vumc.nl

13 Aug
Call for Papers for Special Issue of Psyecology
News Photo Call for Papers for Special Issue of Psyecology: "A changing world: coping with environmental, social and economic risks". 1000 word abstract by 31 October 2013. http://www.fia.es/journals/psyecology/home

Special issue Psyecology: A changing world: coping with environmental, social and economic risks



How do people cope with the risks to the self and relevant others, which they face in today’s world? How do people respond and which affective and cognitive resources do they draw upon, to face individual and situational demands and threats?

Understanding the coping strategies and resources used to implement these, is an important task for social scientists, not only to mitigate current risks but also to prevent future and emergent risks. By doing this, scientists can achieve the goal of enhancing people’s adaptive processes.

With this goal in mind, this special issue will focus on strategies and resources used by individuals to cope with environmental, social and economic risks. This takes into consideration the cognitive, behavioural and affective dimensions of coping, including but not restricted to:
  • Coping with risk uncertainty
  • Social and place identity as moderators of risk perception and threat coping
  • The role of affective processes (e.g., affective appraisals, associations and emotions) and of cognitive processes (e.g., heuristics) in coping with threats
  • Expected coping with future risks (e.g. temporal discounting and affective forecasting) and the influence of prior coping on future reappraisals of the same or similar threats
  • New research methods to assess threat coping
  • Interventions designed to enhance adaptation to social, economic and environmental threats and demands
  • Coping with threats posed by natural and non-natural disasters
  • Coping with threats posed by hazardous technologies


The articles submitted can be written in English or Spanish, following the journal’s guidelines for authors (http://www.fia.es/journals/psyecology/guidelines).

Initially, a 1,000 word extended abstract in English must be submitted; deadline for the reception of abstracts is October 31st, 2013. Please send your extended abstract in MS Word format as an attachment to the following e-mail address: Rui.Gaspar@iscte.pt. The submission email should include in the subject line, the title of this special issue. In addition, your abstract should include the following information: title, author names and affiliations, main text (1,000 words), and references.

Authors will be notified if the extended abstract has been approved by November 21st, 2013.

Upon approval by the invited Editorial Staff, authors will be asked to submit full papers (not exceeding 20 pages in length or 5,000 words, including notes, references, and all other elements), before February 28th, 2014. All submissions will be peer-reviewed by outside experts. 
For further information, please see the attached file.

Looking forward to receive your proposals!

The invited editors:
  • Fátima Bernardo, Department of Psychology – University of Évora, Portugal & Center for Urban and Regional Systems, Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal. fatimab@uevora.pt
  • Rui Gaspar, Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (CIS, ISCTE-IUL), Centro de Investigação e Intervenção Social (CIS), Portugal & Department of Psychology – University of Évora, Portugal. Rui.Gaspar@iscte.pt
  • Vivianne Visschers, ETH Zurich, Institute for Environmental Decisions, Consumer Behavior, Switzerland. vvisschers@ethz.ch
25 Jul
48th annual ICCST
News Photo The 48th annual IEEE International Carnahan Conference on Security Technology (ICCST) will be held in Rome, Italy, 13-16 October 2014.

Those interested are referred to http://www.iccst2014.org/ for more information.
15 Jul
Interview SRA-Europe President Lars Bodsberg
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Interview with Lars Bodsberg, current president of SRA Europe

During the conference in Trondheim, Lars Bodsberg, one of the local organisers and current president of SRA Europe, gave an interview for Nordforsk web.

The full text of the resulting article can be found here.

12 Jul
Steps to establish a Nordic chapter
News Photo The first step towards establishing a Nordic chapter of the SRA-E is taken.

The first step towards establishing a Nordic chapter of the SRA-E was taken at the conference.

A working group comprised of Nordic researchers has begun developing the framework for the chapter, which will be presented at the next SRA-E conference in Istanbul in 2014.

Nordic cooperation is considered to be important because the countries share similar mindsets, legislation and challenges. And because threats – whether from climate change, terrorist attacks or some other source – know no boundaries.

11 Jul
SRA Europe conference 2014
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The SRA-Europe Conference 2014 will be held in Istanbul, Turkey, 16-18 June 2014.

The SRA-Europe Conference 2014 will be held in Istanbul, Turkey, 16-18 June 2014.

Click HERE to go to the conference page.

Last Modified: 11 July, 2014.

03 Jul
Food Risk Communication conference, Brussel, 12-09-2013.
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One-day conference "New Challenges when Communicating Food-Related Issues", Brussels, 12-09-2013.

New Challenges when Communicating Food-Related Issues

September 12th 2013, Brussels

Stanhope Hotel, Rue du Commerce 9, B-1000, Brussels, Belgium

The European Commission FP7- funded FoodRisC project (Food Risk Communication: perceptions and communication of food risk/benefits across Europe www.foodrisc.org ), in conjunction with the European Food Safety Authority, wishes to invite you to the project’s final conference.

This event will highlight key research results from the past three years, and will be of interest to food communicators, regulators, food and drink industry, journalists, social scientists, nutritionists, and health professionals such as dietitians.

Early registration is advised as places are limited.

For more information, please see: www.foodrisc.org/save-the-date-for-the-final-efsafoodrisc-conference.html

15 Dec
Call for papers: Åre Risk Event 12-14 March 2013
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Call for papers: December 23, 2012 is the deadline for abstracts for the Åre Risk Event, to be held 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: johanna.ekroth@miun.se

Notification of acceptance will be announced by January 12 2013

Please find more information at www.miun.se/areriskevent/en

Contact: rcr@miun.se


Last modified: December 15, 2012

05 Oct
3 Post-doc Positions available
News Photo 3 Post-doc Positions available for project "Comparative risk governance across UK, France, Germany and Netherlands".

3 Post-doc Positions: Comparative risk governance across UK, France, Germany and Netherlands

  • Department of Geography (King’s College London);
  • Centre de Sociologie des Organisations (SciencesPo, Paris);
  • Department of Sociology (University of Bielefeld).
Closing Date: 29/10/2012

Start Date: January 2013

The three researchers will be based in London, Paris and Bielefeld, and in tandem with a team in Maastricht, will conduct research across the domains of environmental policy, occupational health and safety, food safety, health and social care, education and criminal justice. Candidates must be able to speak and write fluently in English as well as French or German or Dutch (including the language of the host institution).

This collaborative project is being conducted by a multidisciplinary team of social scientists based in the Department of Geography at King’s College London, the Centre de Sociologie des Organisations at Sciences Po (France), the Faculty of Sociology at Bielefeld University (Germany), and the Department of Technology and Society Studies at Maastricht University.

It is funded through the “Open Research Area (ORA) for the Social Sciences” programme by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC, UK), the Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR, France), Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, Germany) and the Nederlands Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (NWO, Netherlands).

For further particulars and details of the salary and terms and conditions for the posts, please see the below links:


Closing Date is: 29 October 2012

Interviews planned for 15-16 November 2012 in London

19 Sep
Third SRA World Congress Sydney
News Photo The third SRA World Congress has been held 18 - 20 July 2012 in Sydney, Australia

The Society for Risk Analysis organised the third World Congress on Risk: Risk and Development in a Changing World

Wednesday 18 July to Friday 20 July 2012

The Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, Australia

The conference brochure can be downloaded here.

....Read more
08 Jun
Conference book of abstracts
News Photo Conference book of abstracts available.

The conference book of abstracts can be downloaded here.
28 Mar
SRA-Europe conference 2013
News Photo The SRA-Europe 2013 Conference will be held in Trondheim, Norway, 17-19 June 2013.

The SRA-Europe Conference will be held in Trondheim, Norway, 17-19 June 2013.

Click HERE to go to the conference page.

Last Modified: 11 February, 2013.

18 Feb
Call for papers S.Net Conference 2012
News Photo 4th annual meeting of The Society for the Study of Nanoscience and Emerging Technologies (S.NET)

The 4th annual meeting of The Society for the Study of Nanoscience and Emerging Technologies (S.NET) will be held at the University of Twente, the Netherlands, on October 22-25, 2012.

The four-day conference will assemble scholars, practitioners and policy makers from around the world interested in the development and implications of emerging technologies. Contributions from philosophy of technology, STS and innovation studies are more than welcome!

The call for papers can be found here.

Deadline for submission of abstracts is April 2,2012.

For more information:  www.utwente.nl/snet2012

On behalf of the local organizing committee:

  • Marianne Boenink (Department of Philosophy), m.boenink@utwente.nl
  • Bärbel Dorbeck-Jung (Department of Legal and Economics Studies), b.r.dorbeck-jung@utwente.nl
  • Anne Dijkstra (Department of Science Communication), a.m.dijkstra@utwente.nl
  • Kornelia Konrad (Department of Science, Technology and Policy Studies), k.e.konrad@utwente.nl

14 Feb
PhD in Risk Perception & Communication
News Photo PhD-position in Risk Perception & Communication available.

PhD in Risk Perception & Communication at the European Centre for Environment and Human Health, Cornwall, England.

From Sea to Saucepan: Society and Safe, Sustainable Shellfish

Using a “mental models” approach, the aim of the PhD is to understand public and other stakeholder perceptions of the benefits and risks of shellfish consumption and to understand behaviour at all stages of the process from sea to saucepan.

Application Deadline: March 9th 2012

Further details: http://www.exeter.ac.uk/studying/funding/award/index.php?id=949

Informal enquiries to: mathew.white@pcmd.ac.uk


02 Oct
Reduction on book Risk Regulation
News Photo 35% discount on "Governing Disasters - The Challenges of Emergency Risk Regulation".

Alberto Alemanno (2011). Governing Disasters - The Challenges of Emergency Risk Regulation. Edward Elgar Publishing,

This book makes an important contribution to our understanding of emergency risk regulation, drawing on a wide range of insight and expertise, and seeking to learn lessons from past crises in order to more effectively manage those that occur in the future.

To order this title and benefit from the 35% discount that’s on offer for SRA members, please click on the link below and enter the code ‘ALEMANNO35’ in the special discount box after you have entered your delivery details. Offer ends 31st October 2011.

click here
19 Apr
Conference 2011
News Photo Preliminary schedule conference 2011 available.

Preliminary schedule for the 2011 conference available.

The preliminary schedule for the 2011 conference, June 6 -8 in Stuttgart, is available here.

Presentations generally last 20 minutes. The order of the presentations in the symposia will be determined by the symposium organiser.

In order that we can print the final programme we need to ensure that all those that are presenting are registered at the conference. To this end, if you have not registered would you please do so by April 28th.  Conference registrations can be made by clicking here.

19 Jan
Bergen Summerschool
News Photo Bergen Summer Research School "Norms, values, language and culture"

June 20 - July 1, 2011.

Bergen Summer Research School: "Norms, values, language and culture",
June 20 - July 1, 2011

The Bergen Summer Research School (a joint effort between the University of Bergen, Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (NHH), Chr. Michelsens Institute, Bergen University  College and UniResearch) will in the period 20 June-1 July 2011 offer PhD courses under the theme "Norms, values, language and culture". Five courses are being offered, one of which is "Climate change narratives".

Please pass this information to PhD candidates who might be interested in attending any of the courses.

More information can be found at  http://www.bsrs.no.

The deadline for applications is 1 March 2011.

Last Modified: 19 January 2011
09 Oct
Call for papers "Risk, Uncertainty and Policy"
News Photo Inter-disciplinary Conference: Risk, Uncertainty and Policy

Location: Östersund, Sweden. Date: 23-25 March 2011

Sociology of Risk and Uncertainty Research Network (ESA)

Inter-disciplinary Conference

Risk, Uncertainty and Policy

Mid-Sweden University, Östersund

23-25 March 2011

Keynote speakers:

This is a call for papers for a conference which will explore understandings of risk and uncertainty in their relation to policy (www.riskanduncertainty.net/esa/).

Conceptions of risk and uncertainty influence the formation of policy at various levels - while policy-making may, in turn, legitimate or otherwise influence societal perspectives of risk and uncertainty. That policy approaches to similar phenomena vary so much across countries highlights the constructed nature of risk governance, and also the politico-institutional structures in which responses to risk are embedded. The political-economy of policy-making ensures that certain groups within society are better able to influence policy than others, meaning certain risks are prioritised while others are neglected. Correspondingly policy decisions distribute risks, and impact on associated perceptions, unevenly across society in terms of class, ethnicity, gender and age.  

The conference seeks to include papers which explore these and related topics across a range of empirical contexts and from a number of theoretical angles. Themes will include: sense-making of risk; health risks; mental health policy; risk governance; risk and crime; professional approaches to risk; risk management and uncertainty; inequality and risk; risk and everyday life; and social theories of risk.

The conference will take place in Östersund, will be hosted by Mid-Sweden University’s Risk and Crisis Research Center and is co-sponsored by the European Sociological Association. For those that want to stay on for the weekend, the location will be very close to the top ski resort in Scandinavia - Åre. 


Abstracts, limited to 200 words plus full name, institution, and the author(s) contacts, should be sent by Nov 31st, 2010 to the following e-mail address: larsake.lindstrom@miun.se Notification of acceptance will be announced by December 15th.

Registration and registration fee

Participants will be required to pay a nominal registration fee of 50 Euros (100 Euros for non-members of ESA) by 15 January 2011. This will include coffee breaks, lunch and one dinner. Late-registration (from 16th Jan 2011 onwards) will cost 100 Euros (150 non-ESA members).

Travel and accommodation

Participants will need to make their own travel arrangements and hotel reservations. Conference organizers will provide information about accommodation, as well as suggestions about different alternatives for travelling to Östersund. This information will be made available nearer to the end of the year.

Research Network co-ordinators (in case of queries): Patrick Brown p.r.brown@kent.ac.uk ; Anna Olofsson Anna.Olofsson@miun.se 

Last Modified: 9 October 2010

23 Sep
SRA-Europe 2011 Annual Meeting
News Photo The conference 2011 will be in Stuttgart, Germany, 6 - 8 June.

SRA-Europe 2011 Annual Meeting

The 20th SRA-Europe Annual Meeting will be hosted by the European Virtual Institute for Integrated Risk Management (EU-VRi) Stuttgart, Germany, 6 - 8 June 2011.

The special theme of this conference will be "Multi-risk analysis in a global world". The conference language is English.

More information will be posted here shortly, as it becomes available.

Last Modified: 23 September 2010

03 Sep
RACR 2011
News Photo RACR 2011: May 22 - 25, Laredo, Texas, USA

The 3rd International Conference on Risk Analysis and Crisis Response will take place on May 22 - 25, 2011, in Laredo, Texas, USA.

ORGANIZED BY:           Society for Risk Analysis – China (SRA-China)
HOSTED BY:                Texas A&M International University (TAMIU)
WEBSITE:                     http://www.tamiu.edu/dip/RACR2011


In the world today, we face greater insecurity and challenges than ever. Coping with them requires collaborative efforts of scientists, practitioners, and decision–makers. RACR conferences are biennial international meetings launched by the Risk Analysis Council of the China Association for Disaster Prevention. RACR conferences aim to provide an international forum for specialists and stakeholders in risk analysis, crisis, crisis in response, and disaster prevention. RACR-2011 will facilitate multidisciplinary collaboration among professionals in order to further contribute to risk analysis and crisis response, introduce advancement in research and practice, and help in the dissemination of knowledge.


Abstracts (no more than 300 words) and papers are invited for submission in any of the listed fields on CONFERENCE TOPICS. We strongly recommend electronic submission.

The official language of the conference will be English. All abstracts and papers MUST be submitted in English.

1.    The latest theory and methodology on risk analysis
2.    Theory and methodology on crisis response
3.    Risk analysis and emergency management of natural disasters
4.    Risk analysis and emergency management of catastrophic accidents
5.    Risk analysis and crisis of public health and crisis response to outbreaks
6.    Risk analysis and crisis response to threats to social safety
7.    Financial risk management
8.    Political risk Insurance and commercial risk Insurance
9.    Integrated risk management of emerging risks
10.    Risk analysis for terrorism events
11.    Environmental risk assessment and management
12.    Chemical, biological, and radiological hazards
13.    Risk issues due to the shortage of vital strategic resources
14.    Food and feed safety risk and governance
15.    Risks triggered by global climate change
16.    Risk management for critical infrastructure protection
17.    Risk evaluation in large-scale public activities
18.    Risk analysis serving for urban safe operation
19.    Financial management of large-scale catastrophes
20.    Benefits and risks of nanotechnologies
21.    Intelligent information systems in risk analysis
22.    Computer simulation technology for crisis management
23.    Harmonized decision support
24.    Other related topics

RACR-2011 will include a few special sessions dedicated to focused interest areas. Submissions of proposals on special sessions are invited. Papers from the special sessions will be presented at RACR-2011, and included in the proceedings, which will be published by an international publisher and will be indexed by ISTP.

More information can be obtained here.

                                                            DEADLINE                   NOTIFICATION
Special Session Proposal                   October 1, 2010          November 1, 2010
Abstract Submission (300 words)     December 1, 2010       December 20, 2010
Paper Submission                               January 1, 2011          January 20, 2011
Final Paper due                                   February 1, 2011




Jaime Ortiz, Ph.D.
Associate Vice President
Division of International Programs
5201 University Boulevard, Pellegrino Hall 303
Laredo, Texas 78041-1900
United States

Last Modified: 10 November 2010

30 Jun
Conference 2010
News Photo Over 250 delegates at the Annual Meeting in London.

The 19th SRA Europe Annual meeting was held from 21st -23rd June 2010 at one of England’s oldest and most prestigious institutions - Kings College, London, UK.

Over 250 delegates from Europe, Asia, North America, Africa and Australia attended and participated in a full programme of individual papers and symposia during 8 parallel sessions.  Delegates felt the full benefit of being located in the heart of London and the Conference Dinner was on the boat ‘Hispaniola’ moored in the shadow of the London Eye.

For more information, click here.
28 Jun
Conference Scholarships Awarded
News Photo The Conference Scholarships 2010 have been awarded during the Annual Meeting in London.

We are pleased to announce the winners of the two SRA-Europe Conference Scholarships 2010.

The winners are:

  • Karen Boll,  IT University of Copenhagen and the Danish Tax Authority
  • Jörgen Sparf, Department of social sciences, Mid Sweden University.

During the business meeting of SRA-Europe at the Annual Meeting in London, the winners received  their awards, each worth €500, out of the hands of the President of SRA-Europe, Ann Enander.

Congratulations to the winners!

Last Modified: 28 June 2010

16 Jun
Annual meeting 2010
News Photo Conference book of abstracts and the final programme available.

The 19th SRA-Europe Annual Meeting which will be held in London, 21-23 June 2010, is about to start.

The Conference book of abstracts for the Annual meeting 2010 can be downloaded here.

The final programme can be downloaded here.

Last Modified: 19 June 2010
03 May
Provisional programme available.
News Photo Provisional programme 2010 conference London available.

Provisional programme available

A provisional programme for the 2011 SRA-Europe Annual meeting "Risk, Governance & Accountability" in London is now available to download here.

For more information click here.
22 Apr
Accomodation London conference
News Photo Accommodation in the vicinity of the SRA-E conference London.

Accommodation in the vicinity of the SRA-E conference.

The website of the local organiser lists some hotels, hostels and agencies that you might contact.

The postal code for the Waterloo Campus is SE1, so accommodation with this postcode should be not too far from the conference venue. Other postal codes that may be of interest are WC2 (near the British Museum), WC1, SW1 and W1 (in order of distance).

Please mind that accommodation can be difficult to secure in the peak tourist season.

For more information click here.