The RISKBRIDGE project aims to develop an integrative risk governance model connecting risk assessment – management and -communication based on a resilience and discursive approach. The project is structured in three parts. In a preparatory phase the key partners exchange insights on risk governance practice, and transform this into a framework for risk governance learning. In the empirical work phase, six risk fields take centre stage. It concerns: biotechnology/stem cells, radioactive waste, climate change, sediments, electromagnetic fields, and nanotechnology.
For each risk field, a learning trajectory is organised, in which three workshops form the focal points. The first workshop focuses on learning about best practices across disciplines and participants within each risk field. The second workshop designs a best science-policy interface for each risk field. Then third workshop compares, analyses and learns across risk fields resulting in an accepted governance model including transdisciplinary lessons and input from scientists and policy makers. In the integration phase the results from the workshops and risk fields will be combined and integrated in a report (book) recommending how to handle complex and emerging risks in the form of a process scheme approach. The results of the project are validated and disseminated in a conference on risk governance.
Visit the RISKBRIDGE website (external link, last accessed 28 March 2014).