• Univ. of Bologna, Italy
  • CNR, Italy
  • CEA, France
  • Univ. Magdeburg, Germany
  • Iberdrola, Spain
  • INERIS, France
  • JSI, Slovenia
  • Demokritos, Greece
  • Steinbeis R-Tech, Germany
  • SINTEF, Norway
  • Univ. of Padua, Italy
  • Univ. of Pisa, Italy
  • SWISSI, Switzerland
  • INCDPM, Romania
  • University of Stuttgart, Germany
European Master and Certification Program
in Risk Engineering and Management

Perception and Communication of Risk

In the framework of the EU FP7 project iNTeg-Risk "Early Recognition, Monitoring and Integrated Management of Emerging, New Technology related Risks", Steinbeis University (STI Advanced Risk Technologies) and other project partners have set up a modern and modular European Master and Certification Program with the emphasis on management and analysis of emerging risks related to new technologies. Herewith, we announce the forthcoming course

VC-R34 RP&C
Risk Perception and Risk Communication

March 4 - 8, 2013
Trondheim, Norway

Lecturer: Britt-Marie Drottz Sjöberg

The course is open for students of the universities and employees of the companies participating in the project, as well as for the external participants.

This course presents theoretical backgrounds and state-of-the-art research issues on perception and communication of risk. It aims to provide a solid basis for further developments of such work tasks by including theoretical achievements in the related fields, various examples from field work, and an internal training exercise. The understanding of communication processes and the improving of information and communication techniques related to risk and hazards are central themes of the course. The course will also provide insight into selected historical aspects as well as current topics and literature. 

In order to facilitate the bridge between theory and practice, a special attention will be given to two methodologies that enable the implementation of Risk Perception and Risk Communication concepts: The Delphi and the Focus Group. Beyond their description, this unit will be complemented with exercises based on experience of Focus & Delphi group work.  

The course will provide the participant with a theoretical background sufficient to develop, investigate and otherwise contribute to research applications in core topics of the fields. It will contribute to develop skills and ability to prepare and conduct data collections based on focus group work. Also the participant shall be able to select fruitful research topics and relevant methodological approaches for further analyses and discussions and shall be able to present research results at conferences and in international publications.


The course is dedicated to the master students within the field of safety and risk and researchers that will specialize in these fields, as well as to professionals in industry/public governance involved in decision processes related to risk. At the end of the course attendees are expected to:

  • have extended knowledge about the research areas
  • understand the basics of reactions to various risk and hazards
  • understand and be able to utilize communication tools in smaller groups as well as larger societal settings.

Registration fees for participants are:

  • 1500 €, regular fee
  • 1200 €, for ETPIS members
  • 600 €, for iNTeg-Risk partners, members of the International Advisory Board and EU-VRi members and for students not mentioned below
  • Free of charge, for students enrolled in “European Master of Risk Engineering & Management” and the students of University of Stuttgart covered by the agreement between University of Stuttgart and Steinbeis University Berlin
The registration fees include handouts and coffee breaks. More details at the web registration site, see http://www.sti.risk-technologies.com/Events/?EventID=4845.

Get more info and register for the course now:

10% discount for registrations received before December 30, 2012


Registration deadline: February 15, 2013
Course venue:

Norwegian University of  Science and Technology
(NTNU) 


Venue address:

Dragvoll Campus, NTNU
7491, Trondheim, NORWAY


Related courses of interest:

For more info about the European Master and Certification Program in Risk Engineering and Management
see http://www.sti.risk-technologies.com
For more info send an email to sti889@risk-technologies.com or call +49 711 1839 781 or +49 711 1839 647
In the case of cancellation of the course by the organizers, the participants are entitled to the full reimbursement of the prepaid fees.
In the case of participant's cancellation less than 1 week prior to the course, the fees will be retained in full.
(Announcement generated on July 16, 2019)