Monday, 1st of July

1. Communication about indoor radon and stakeholder engagement in a radon national plan.

Chairs: Olga German, IAEA & James McLaughlin, European Radon Association

  1. James P McLaughlin | Communicating Effective Radon Risk Information: a personal viewpoint
  2. Tanja Perko et al. | Should we inform or engage about radon: From Health Behavior Theories to Practices in Stakeholder Engagement
  3. Klara Himmelbauer | The Austrian Experience in Radon Risk Communication
  4. Ludivine A. Gilli | The mysterious risk: indoor radon and the evolution of its perception in France
  5. Marcela Bercikova | Radon information strategy for real estate market
  6. Ilma Choffel de Witte et al. | "Radon: let’s clear the air, let’s meet the challenge" A pilot and participatory program to fight domestic radon in the Haute Vienne region (France)

2. Holistic Approach on the Management of Long-Term Exposure situations

Chairs: Marie Simon-Cornu, IRSN & Horst Monken Fernandes, IAEA

  1. Christine Fassert | Facing long term contamination: decisions of inhabitants in the aftermath of the Fukushima accident
  2. Marie Simon-Cornu et al. | TERRITORIES: a holistic approach of long-lasting radiological exposure situations
  3. Jelena Mrdakovic Popic | Analysis of uncertainties in decision-making process for long-term exposure situations on examples of two Norwegian legacy sites
  4. Roser Sala et al. | Participatory MCDA workshop to involve stakeholders in the remediation of a NORM site. Experience from the phosphogypsum ponds in Huelva, Spain
  5. Sergii Mirnyi | Chernobyl tourism. Post-radiation-accident tourism
  6. Poster: Alena Nikalayenka | Radiation monitoring of foodstuffs and public exposure doses after the Chernobyl accident. Transition phase from emergency to existing exposure situations
  7. Poster: Alena Nikalayenka | Efficiency of the approach to management of radioactive waste generated during remediation activities in the Chernobyl contaminated areas

Introduction to the project, socio-political and economic challenges in a long term exposure situation by the TERRITORIES

special guest Mr. Bakai Zhumakadyr from State Regulation Center on Environment Protection and Ecological Safety of the State Agency on Environment Protection and Forestry of the Government of Kyrgyz Republic

Tuesday, 2nd of July

3. Early career researchers in the field of social science and humanities related to ionizing radiation (presentations of research and round table discussion about feelings, experiences, frustrations and satisfactions) Marie-Curie conference room (session sponsored by CONCERT)

Chairs: Ferdiana Hoti, SCK•CEN, Sergi Lopez Asensio, CIEMAT & Yevgeniya Tomkiv, NMBU

  1. Yevgeniya Tomkiv | Embracing the complexities: the value of listening to public in nuclear emergency preparedness
  2. Sergi Lopez Asensio | Socio-Technical Integration Research (STIR). Spanish Case Study
  3. Ana Rita Melo | Radiation risk perception mental models in the Portuguese context
  4. Joke Kenens | Learn as you go: social science-in-the-making in post-disaster Fukushima
  5. Florian Abraham | Why is uranium so controversial?
  6. Marika Hietala | “You are but a trainee scientist”: Participant-Observation in a  Materials Science Laboratory

4. Management of socio-psychological impact of radiation emergencies

Chairs: Zhanat Carr, WHO & Elisabeth Cardis, ISGlobal

  1. Masaharu Maeda | Fukushima Nuclear Disaster: Multidimensional psychosocial issues and challenges to overcome them
  2. Zhanath Carr et. al | WHO Framework for management of mental health impact of radiation emergencies
  3. Robin Goodwin | Cultural dimensions and effective risk communication
  4. John Lindberg | The need for, and the challenges to, normalizing radiation in a post-trust, post-truth world
  5. Elisabeth Cardis et al. | SHAMISEN and SHAMISEN-SINGS – lessons learned and recommendations
  6. Yevgeniya Tomkiv et al. | Ethical challenges and implications of dosimetry and health APPs – results of a consensus workshop
  7. Poster: Takashi Ohba | Development of a mobile phone application for interactive support of residents returning after a nuclear accident
  8. Poster: Liudmila Liutsko | The role of individual differences in reduction of negative consequences of nuclear accidents on health and well-being
  9. Poster: Sonia Brescianini | An approach to Cost-Benefit Analysis of citizens’ engagement in ionizing radiation measurements

5. Participation in radiological protection: from formal to informal (and back)

Chairs: Catrinel Turcanu, SCK•CEN, Azby Brown, SAFECAST (Japan)


  1. Vasiliki Tafili et al. | Interested parties’ involvement in the transposition of the BSS directive: the national experience
  2. Liudmila Liutsko et al. |Medical exposure to ionizing radiation: Communication, justification and optimization of radiological risks in dental clinics and for X-rays preventive procedures
  3. Axelle Meyermans | ‘Invited’ public participation in the R&D of monitoring systems for geological disposal: critical assessment and recommendations
  4. Ivana Fojtíková | Case studies of public participation in radiological protection through social media activities and its potential effect
  5. Joke Kenens et al. | Locally sourced: bottom-up citizen science and local governments after Fukushima
  6. Tanja Perko et al. | Towards improved communication and engagement with publics: Consultation about the IRPA draft guidance with the RICOMET delegates
  7. Catrinel Turcanu et al. | Participation in radiological protection – comparing and contrasting three exposure contexts

Wednesday, 3rd of July

6. Uncertainties and decision-making in the early and intermediate phases of nuclear or radiological emergencies

Chairs: Wolfgang Raskob, KiT & Tatiana Duranova, VUJE

  1. Ferdiana Hoti et al. | Are we talking the same language? A systematic review on definitions and types of uncertainty in risk situations
  2. Tanja Perko et al. | Uncertainties during a nuclear emergency: Observation of decision makers, affected population and emergency responders
  3. Wolfgang Raskob et al. | Approach to visualise uncertainties in decision support systems
  4. Azby Brown | System design for mitigating uncertainty in citizen-based data collection
  5. Paola Fattibene et al. | An analysis of commercial radiation measurement mobile apps for citizens’ use
  6. R. Sala et al. | Social uncertainties in the preparation and planning of the transition phase. Findings from ten national stakeholders’ panels
  7. Vanessa Durand et al. | Involvement of French stakeholders in the decisionmaking process in the context of uncertainties – The methodological approach
  8. Mélanie Maître et al. | Involvement of French stakeholders in the decision-making process in the context of uncertainties – Presentation of the results
  9. Friedo Zölzer | Evacuation in case of a nuclear power plant accident – some ethical considerations
  10. Gauthier Fontaine | Epistemological analysis of uncertainties linked to the conception and the use of models in environmental assessment
  11. Poster: Dritan Prifti | Safety and Security Interface of RPMs use to Broaden Radiological Protection in Albania
  12. Poster: Kozeta Tushe | Human Factors Engineering - An Overlooked Aspect in Specifications for Radiation Detection Equipment’s

7. The art and culture of radiological protection

Chairs: Susan Molyneux-Hodgson, University Exeter and Michiel Van Oudheusden,SCK•CEN

  1. Azby Brown | Application of accessible popular culture and fine art languages to social communication in Japan after the Fukushima NPP disaster
  2. Lise Autogena | Kuannersuit; Kvanefjeld
  3. Sergii Mirnyi | From tragedy to comedy: Comparison of Holocaust and Chernobyl reflection in movies
  4. Akagi Shuji | Fukushima through my eyes
  5. Behnam Taebi | Ethics Beneath the Surface
  6. Michiel Van Oudheusden et al. | Ways of not forgetting: Japanese citizen scientists’ artistic responses to the 2011 Fukushima disaster
  7. Arie van ’t Riet | Colored X-rays

8. Radiation protection culture

Chairs: Caroline Schieber, CEPN & Christiane Pölzl-Viol, BfS

  1. Sergi López-Asensio et al. | Identification of mental models of uncertainty management in emergency situations
  2. Liudmila Liutsko et al. | Radiation protection culture in practice: Insights from people’s behaviour in areas contaminated by the Chernobyl and Fukushima accidents
  3. Jean-Marc Bertho et al. | A citizen science approach for dose rate mapping in a contaminated territory: dose rate results, analysis of participants’ comments and perspectives
  4. Wouter Schroeyers | Integration of soft skills, employability skills and SDG’s in radiation protection: the Erasmus+ project ‘train the future trainer’
  5. Vasiliki Tafili et al. | Exploring societal perception and safety culture of radiation in Greece
  6. Karla Petrová | The improvement of public communication on actual radiation situation after disinformation campaign in the Czech Republic
  7. Siti Farizwana Mohd Ridzwan | Radioprotection and radiation monitoring culture among Malaysian medical radiation workers: A nationwide survey
  8. Friedo Zölzer | Ethics of the use of non-ionising radiation
  9. Poster: Bénédicte Geffroy | Exposure to low doses by health professionals in nuclear medicine: A relationship to differentiated risks
  10. Poster: Siti Farizwana Mohd Ridzwan | Development and validation of a webbased survey to asses medical radiation workers’ behaviour of using personal dosimeter for occupational radiation monitoring