Workshop: Current and emerging challenges in risk and crisis perception for the nuclear sector.

One of the workshops at our CIP Conference 2016 on 1 July 2016 at Antwerp Management School.

Since the seventies, far before the Tsjernobyl and Fukushima accidents, the applications of nuclear technology are controversial. “How to depolarise the public debate about nuclear energy?” is the one-billion-dollar question for decision makers inside the nuclear sector.

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Workshop: What might we do differently in a world where uncertainty and non-predictability are ever present and chaos is normal?

One of the workshops at our CIP Conference 2016 on 1 July 2016 at Antwerp Management School.

Our world is a complex interactive process that is full of uncertainty and is often quite unpredictable. Our management systems are however based on predictability and certainty. If we accept that predictability and certainty are false gods, how else might we approach the task of management. If we accept uncertainty and non-predictability are ever present (where chaos is normal), what might we do differently?

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Workshop: Spontaneous volunteers and crisis communication during a disaster. How to deal with citizen participation initiatives.

One of the workshops at our CIP Conference 2016 on 1 July 2016 at Antwerp Management School.

Governmental institutions and organizations prepare for disasters. They draw up emergency plans and organize emergency exercises. In most of those plans and exercises, spontaneous volunteers and their initiatives that emerge in the case of a disaster, are not taken into account. However, a lot of international research has showed that in most disasters there was a form of spontaneous citizen help. Furthermore, the spontaneous volunteers were potentially very useful to cope with the disaster.

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