The Society for Risk Analysis - Europe (SRA Europe) aims to bring together individuals and organizations interested in risk analysis in its various facets such as risk assessment, risk management, risk governance and risk communication in Europe.
SRA-Europe (SRA Europe) is a regional, interdisciplinary organisation which addresses emerging issues in risk analysis, management and policy. The society emphasizes the European dimension in the promotion of interdisciplinary research and education, and in practical application in society, industry, businesses and the government. It provides a platform for academics and practitioners, policy makers, NGOs members, industry and business administrators and other stakeholders, to discuss future directions, to understand concerns about risk, to promote efficient risk mitigation and to develop effective communication about hazards.
The society encourages those interested in all aspects of risk analysis to communicate, collaborate and develop new methodologies for risk analysis and risk management.
SRA-Europe shares a common purpose with the International Society for Risk Analysis (SRA). SRA operates world-wide and has many regional organizations currently including Africa, Asia, Australia & New Zealand and U.S.A. regional organizations.
It provides a platform for academics and practitioners, policy makers, NGOs members, industry and business administrators and other stakeholders, to discuss future directions, to understand concerns about risk, to promote efficient risk mitigation and to develop effective communication about hazards.
Risk in Time and Space is the central theme of the SRA-Ε Athens 2024. Variability of risks in time and space is one of the most challenging elements. All types of risks (socio-natural, NATECH, technological or other man-induced) are space and time dependent regardless of their hazard origin.
Variability of risks in time and space is associated to variability of their components: hazard, exposure, vulnerability, sensitivity, resilience and adaptive/coping capacity. Hazard variability and unpredictability is mostly evident in the case of climatic and meteorological hazards showing not only unexpected changes over time but also variations between one place and another. Exposure is, indeed, increasing not only because of intensification and higher frequency of certain extreme events but expanding spatial development as well and constant mobility / flows of potentially exposed elements (people, goods and services, investment capital etc.). Regarding vulnerability and resilience/adaptive capacity these are probably the most volatile properties of the exposed entities. Indeed, complex processes of vulnerability transformation, transference and interaction amongst the several vulnerability facets (human, social, economic, institutional, physical) unfold in time and space.
Not only scientific and objective but perceived and subjective risks also are time and space dependent because communities change in the course of their development history and they are featured by different risk experiences, risk knowledge, risk culture, levels of acceptable and tolerable risk and risk governance patterns.
We welcome contributions related to risk assessment, risk characterization, risk perception, risk communication, risk management, risk governance, and policy relating to risk. All hazards and consequent risks for individuals, public and private sector organizations, and communities at local, national, regional, or global levels are of concern while the emphasis is on risk variations as well as risk management and risk governance transformations and differences in time and space.
RISK ANALYSIS FUNDAMENTALS
(DISASTER) RISK MANAGEMENT
RISK PERCEPTION, COMMUNICATION AND GOVERNANCE
(DISASTER) RISK MITIGATION IN SECTORAL POLICIES
MONITORING AND COPING WITH REAL RISK PROBLEMS
RISK AND ETHICS
Proposals for additional risk topics for special sessions or symposia are also welcome;
The SRA-Ε-Athens 2024 Conference is held at Harokopio University of Athens (HUA). HUA is a public university that promotes research and education in a well-focused set of scientific areas: geography; economics and sustainable development; nutrition and dietetics; informatics and telematics. It originates from an educational institution for women that was first established in 1929. Today, HUA comprises three Schools with five undergraduate departments and ten post-graduate programs.
The University’s campus is situated close to the centre of Athens and to many important cultural sites of interest such as Acropolis, the Acropolis Museum, Thissio, Panathenaic Stadium (Kallimarmaron), Keramikos and the Benaki Museum.
The Conference is organized by the Geography Department that focuses among others on physical, social and policy dimensions of hazards, risks and disasters. The organization is also supported by the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics covering issues of food safety and security, and by the Department of Informatics and Telematics.
The Department of Geography, was founded in 1999 and is one of the two Greek university departments dedicated to Geography, a dynamic scientific field at the intersection of physical and social sciences. It holds the Post-Graduate Programme Applied Geography and Spatial Planning running three specialized Courses: “Management of Natural and Human Induced Risks and Disasters”, “Spatial Policies and Development in Europe”, and “Geo-informatics”.
Please note the following important dates and deadlines for the SRA-E 2024 Athens Conference:
We are looking forward to welcoming you to Athens!
|Sunday June 2, 2024||Monday June 3, 2024||Tuesday June 4, 2024||Wednesday June 5, 2024|
|08.30-09.15||Welcome to Athens!||Registration||Registration||Registration|
|09.30-10.30||Plenary session - Keynote||Plenary session - Keynote||Plenary session - Keynote|
|10.30-11.00||Coffee break||Coffee break||Coffee break|
|11.00-12.30||Parallel sessions||Parallel sessions||Parallel sessions|
|12.30 - 13.30||Pre-conference Workshops||Regional chapters meetings & Lunch break||SRA-E General Assembly meeting & Lunch break||Lunch break|
|13.30-14.30||Panel discussion||Panel discussion||Awards ceremony|
|14.30-16.00||Parallel sessions||Parallel sessions|
|Plenary session - Keynote|
|16.00-16.30||Coffee break||Coffee break||Coffee break|
|16.30-17.00||Parallel sessions||Plenary session - Keynote||Panel discussion|
|17.00-17.30||Pre-conference registration & welcome cocktail|
|18.00-18.30||Panel discussion||Field trip near Athens and Conference Dinner|
|18.30-19.00||Poster session & cocktail|
|19.00-19.30||Have a safe trip back home!|
See you next year in Stavanger, Norway!
32nd SRA-E Conference FEES
|Early Bird||Late Bird|
|Deadline 1st April 2024||Deadline 15 May 2024|
|SRA-E member||350 €||450 €|
|non SRA-E member||450 €||550 €|
|150 €||250 €|
non SRA-E member
|200 €||300 €|
|Participants from non-high income countries according to the World Bank classification (for eligibility see here)||275 €||325 €|
|Students from non-high income countries according to the World Bank classification (for eligibility see here)||130 €||180 €|
|SRA-E members from Greece||275 €||325 €|
|non SRA-E members from Greece||350 €||450 €|
SRA-E members from Greece
|130 €||180 €|
non SRA-E members from Greece
|150 €||250 €|
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