Broadening and strengthening stakeholder engagement in emergency preparedness, response and recovery

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  • Robbe Geysmans
  • Nadja Zeleznik
  • Bieke Abelshausen
  • Tatiana Duranova
  • Caroline Schieber
  • Thierry Schneider
  • Pascal Croüail
  • Catrinel Turcanu
  • Liudmila Liutsko
  • Marie Claire Cantone

Institutes & Expert groups

  • EIMV - Milan Vidmar Electric Power Research Institute
  • VUJE - Department of Safety Alalysis
  • CEPN - Centre d’étude sur l’Evaluation de la Protection dans le domaine Nucléaire
  • ISGlobal - Barcelona Institute of Global Health
  • POLIMI - Politecnico di Milano

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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.


Original languageEnglish
Article number2020037
Pages (from-to)1-7
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 6 May 2020


  • Nuclear andRadiological emergencies, Post-accident exposures, Stakeholder engagement, Participation, ENGAGE

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