Department of Psychosocial Science

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

The conference took take place September 27 (arrival) to September 29 (departure) in Bergen, Norway.

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

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?

Conference program

Short programe SRA Nordic conference, 27-29 September, 2022

Full programe and book of abstracts SRA Nordic conference, 27-29 September, 2022

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
Abstract and short bio

Roundtable discussion: Social Surveys in Risk Research 

The conference also featured 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 addressed 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. Participants in this roundtable included

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


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