Department of Psychosocial Science

8th Annual Meeting of Society for Risk Analysis Europe Nordic Chapter 2022

Save the date: The conference will take place September 27 (arrival) to September 29 (departure) in Bergen, Norway.

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The Society for Risk Analysis Europe Nordic Chapter invites you to its annual meeting for risk researchers and practitioners. The conference will provide an interdisciplinary forum to discuss current research on risk such as risk perception, risk communication, risk assessment, risk management, and risk policy. 

Please note that the event will be a physical event. We hope to welcome many participants to this beautiful city in September. 

Theme: The Return of Risk and Rivalry

The world is shocked by a new war in Europe. Old fears and conflicts are re-emerging, from nuclear weapons to nationalism. Ideological rivalries between nations and social groups (re-)occur. At the same time, globalization and digitalization change the rules of the game and bring new threats such as cybercrime and fake news. And this at a time when urgent societal transformations, for example concerning energy and food, are needed to address climate change and meet sustainability goals, and when a pandemic is far from being over. What can risk research contribute to tackling these global crises?

We will welcome contributions from all fields of risk research. And we will offer several formats such as symposia, round table discussions, and keynotes.

Confirmed keynote speakers

Ortwin Renn 

Professor and Scientific Director at the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies, IASS, in Potsdam, Germany; adjunct professor for Integrated Risk Analysis at Stavanger University, Norway; affiliate professor for Risk Governance at Beijing Normal University
Abstract and short bio

Ingvar Tjøstheim

DART, Norwegian Computing Center
Abstract and short bio

Ann Bostrom

Weyerhaeuser Endowed Professor of Environmental Policy at the Evans School of Public Policy & Governance, University of Washington, USA

Charles Ogunbode

Assistant Professor in Applied Psychology, School of Psychology, University of Nottingham, UK

Roundtable discussion: Social Surveys in Risk Research 

The conference will also feature a roundtable discussion on cross-national comparability in survey research. Social science risk research in areas such as climate change, energy, and natural hazards increasingly use large-scale, international social surveys. This roundtable addresses the opportunities and challenges of such surveys, ranging from limited survey space to the question of how we can ensure that multi-lingual instruments ask the same questions to different populations. Scholars confirmed for this roundtable include:  

  • Sofia Axelsson, University of Gothenburg, Sweden 
  • Aistė Balžekienė, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania 
  • Jon Krosnick, Stanford University, US 
  • Wouter Poortinga, University of Cardiff, UK 

Practical information

Important dates

  • June 24, 2022: Deadline for abstract submission
  • July 4, 2022: Acceptance notes will be sent out
  • August 19, 2022: Registration deadline
  • September 27-29, 2022: Conference

Registration fees

  • Conference registration fee, member of SRA: 2700 NOK
  • Conference registration fee, non-member: 3200 NOK
  • Conference registration fee, member of SRA from Eastern European countries*: 2300 NOK
  • Conference registration fee, non-member from Eastern European countries*: 2800 NOK 
  • Conference registration fee PhD Students: 1300 NOK  

* List of the Eastern European regions:
Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey, Ukraine


House of Literature (Litteraturhuset) Østre Skostredet 5, 5017 Bergen

How to get there

If you arrive at Bergen Railway station, you are already in the middle of Bergen city. The Railways station is in walking distance to most facilities in the city centre.

If you arrive at Bergen Airport, Flesland, there are several ways of getting to the city centre:

Bergen light rail runs from Bergen airport to ‘Byparken’, in the city centre. The trip takes 45 minutes.

The airport bus (Flybussen) has frequent departures to the city centre. The bus ride will take you 25-45 minutes, depending on the traffic.


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