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)||S259 - S262|
|Published online||29 June 2020|
Ethical considerations on stakeholder engagement in radiological risk governance
SCKCEN – Belgian Nuclear Research Centre,
2 Ghent University, Centre for Ethics and Value Inquiry, Blandijnberg 2, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
This paper highlights some ethical considerations relevant to formal types of stakeholder engagement in radiological risk governance. These reflections presented are based on previous research related to ethical aspects of radiological risk governance and on the outcomes of the ENGAGE research project1 in particular. The paper aims to serve as inspiration for research and dialogue on what responsible stakeholder engagement could and should be, and does so by presenting two key ideas about the ethics of stakeholder engagement: the primary ethical motivation for stakeholder engagement and the overall ethical framework for stakeholder engagement.
Key words: ethics / stakeholder engagement / governance / justice
The EURATOM-sponsored ENGAGE project (“Enhancing stakeholder participation in the governance of radiological risks for improved radiation protection and informed decision-making”) aimed to identify and address key difficulties and opportunities for stakeholder engagement in three fields of exposure to ionising radiation: medical use of ionising radiation, post-accident exposures and exposure to indoor radon. Available from: https://www.engage-concert.eu/.
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