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The first national conference within new Nordic network on risk

Monday the 16th of November was the starting date of the first risk conference within a new Nordic network. Researchers from different areas have met to discuss and coordinate the science of risk at the conference in Lund. Sydsvenskan has interviewed BECC researchers Ullrika Sahlin and Åsa Knaggård who are organizing the conference.
Ullrika Sahlin, BECC/CEC risk researcher
Ullrika Sahlin, BECC/CEC risk researcher

"There is a lack of a joint forum in Sweden for risk researchers", says Ullrika Sahlin, risk scientist at the Centre of Environmental and Climate Research, who is in charge of the conference, along with political scientist Åsa Knaggård. They have both been working to organize this meeting on the future of risk analysis.

Åsa Knaggård, BECC/Political Science researcher
Åsa Knaggård, BECC/Political Science researcher

The issue is current, shows a database search. During the past year, the word risk was mentioned at 56,745 different occasions in the Swedish printed press. It is more than three times as many as in the corresponding period of ten years ago. The risk has increased by 224 percent, if you will.

Read the full article in Sydsvenskan, from 16 November here (in Swedish)

 

About the conference

This conference is the first event arranged by the Nordic Chapter of SRA Europe (www.sraeurope.org) that was founded in June 2015. The intention of the Nordic Chapter in SRA Europe is to create opportunities for outstanding risk research and to strengthen both risk-informed policy making and risk research in Northern Europe. 

Risk is not static and there are multiple ways to deal with and perceive risks. The countries in Northern Europe have been shown to share similar definitions, legislation and challenges with respect to dealing with risks. The Nordic region is here defined as Iceland, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.  

Find all information about the conference here

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