Volume 55, May 2020Enhancing stakeholder participation in the governance of radiological risks for improved radiation protection and informed decision making. Key results of the European research project ENGAGE
|Page(s)||S219 - S225|
|Section||NUCLEAR EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS, RESPONSE AND RECOVERY (EP & R)|
|Published online||06 May 2020|
Broadening and strengthening stakeholder engagement in emergency preparedness, response and recovery
SCK CEN – Belgian Nuclear Research Centre,
2 EIMV – Milan Vidmar Electric Power Research Institute, Hajdrihova 2, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
3 CEPN – Centre d’étude sur l’Évaluation de la Protection dans le domaine Nucléaire, Fontenay-aux-Roses, France
4 VUJE, Okruzna 5, 918 64 Trnava, Slovak Republic
5 ISGlobal, Dr. Aiguader, 88, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
6 UMIL – University of Milan, Via Pascal 36, 20133 Milan, Italy
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
This article discusses stakeholder engagement in the field of nuclear and radiological emergency preparedness, response, and recovery (EPR & R). It argues that stakeholder engagement in this field could be broadened – in terms of stakeholders and forms of engagement, and strengthened – in terms of sustainability and impact. Four different dimensions are identified and presented along which this process of broadening and strengthening can occur: (1) the underlying rationales of engagement, (2) top-down and bottom-up engagement, (3) formal and informal engagement, and (4) radiological protection culture. Based on the analysis of these dimensions, a reflection on power and non-participation is provided, and recommendations on stakeholder engagement are formulated.
Key words: nuclear and radiological emergencies and post-accident exposures / stakeholder engagement / participation / ENGAGE
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