VUJE as part of the project CONFIDENCE
VUJE organized CONFIDENCE Dissemination workshop “Coping with uncertainties for improved modelling and decision making in nuclear emergencies”
The CONFIDENCE Dissemination workshop “Coping with uncertainties for improved modelling and decision making in nuclear emergencies”, organized by VUJE AS, was held at Lindner Hotel, Bratislava, Slovak Republic in December, 02-05, 2019. About 90 scientists and decision makers attended the workshop.
The dissemination workshop allowed to present the results of the CONFIDENCE project, demonstrated the applicability of the developed methods and tools in interactive discussion sessions and collected feedback from the participants and end users on the work performed.
The workshop was designed to be of value to the different actors in emergency and recovery preparedness and management: decision makers, advisors, researchers and stakeholders (professional and students including early career researchers) at various levels (international, national, regional, local) that may play a role within the decision making process during the post release and transition phases of a nuclear/radiological accident.
The complexity of the areas of research as well as a variety of tools and methods developed under the CONFIDENCE project provided an opportunity to perform the dissemination of the results in an interactive way. The workshop comprised presentations, panels, poster sessions and scenario-based facilitated group discussions. Each work package (WP) of the CONFIDENCE project dealt with different stages of the decision making process. The WP used various tools and methods, including simulation, measurements, surveys and panels. The workshop program alternated between WP presentations and interactive discussions using the same scenario as a common thread, but oriented toward issues and outputs specific to each WP. The programme followed the stages of a decision making process in case of an accidental release of radioactive material.
The workshop conclusions and all materials are available at NERIS Platform webpage https://www.eu-neris.net/library/archives/concert/confidence/confidence-dissemination-workshop-2-5-december-2019.html). The valuable reports on research performed under the CONFIDENCE project which is a part of the EJP COPNCERT (HORIZON 2020) are available from: https://www.concert-h2020.eu/en/Publications). The special issue of Radioprotection Journal (Open Access, Vol. 55: HS1) with key outputs of the CONFIDENCE project is under preparation and will be fully available by end of May 2020. Particular articles are become available at the Radioprotection journal web page and the first article you can find at the following link: https://www.radioprotection.org/articles/radiopro/full_html/first/radiopro200010s/radiopro200010s.html.
More information about enhancing stakeholder participation in the governance of radiological risks you can find at the web page of ENGAGE project (https://www.engage-concert.eu/), which is also part of the EJP CONCERT and where VUJE, a.s. represented Slovakia and had key role and responsibilities. The special issue of Radioprotection Journal (Open Access, Vol. 55: HS2) with key outputs of the ENGAGE project is under preparation and will be fully available by the end of May 2020 from the Radioprotection journal web page https://www.radioprotection.org/