8th SRA-E Nordic Conference

Conference dates: September 27 – 29, 2022 

The Nordic Chapter of the Society for Risk Analysis Europe (SRA-E Nordic) invites you to its 8th 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. We aim to provide a multi-disciplinary forum for the exchange of knowledge and expertise on theories, methods, and practices in the field of risk research within the Nordic and Baltic countries and beyond. 

We hope to welcome many participants physically to this beautiful city. We will also provide an option for online participation. 

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 violent 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. We will offer several formats such as symposia, roundtable discussions, and keynotes. 

Confirmed keynote speakers:  

  • Ann Bostrom, Weyerhaeuser Endowed Professor of Environmental Policy at the Evans School of Public Policy & Governance, University of Washington, USA 
  • Ortwin Renn, Professor and Scientific Director at the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies, IASS, Potsdam, Germany 
  • Ingvar Tjøstheim, Senior Research Scientist, DART, Norwegian Computing Center 

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 

Submission portal: 

The link to the submission portal will be available here: www.uib.no/SRANordic2022 

Important dates: 

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

Additional information 

Feel free to distribute this call for abstracts widely to everybody who may be interested!