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ENGAGE final project workshop - Bratislava, Slovak Republic

Contact: Tatiana Duranova, VUJE

Stakeholder engagement is recognized as essential in the governance of radiological risk. But how is stakeholder engagement achieved? Whom does it include and why? How can it inform radiation protection practices and decision making?

This workshop taps into participants’ expertise and experiences on these and related questions, with the aim of stimulating more effective and democratic governance of radiological risks. Three fields are examined in detail: medical exposures to ionizing radiation, post-accident exposures, and exposure to indoor radon. 

ENGAGE group photo
11/09/2019 - 13/09/2019


Workshop Aims:

  • To share findings from the ENGAGE project and stimulate mutual learning;
  • To co-develop recommendations for enhanced stakeholder participation in the aforementioned three fields.


Workshop Format:

The workshop will consist of presentations, panels and facilitated group discussions, addressing: 

  • The connection between stakeholder engagement prescriptions and practice;
  • The conditions for meaningful participation and commitment of institutional and non-institutional stakeholders;
  • Bridging risk assessment, risk management and risk communication approaches and stakeholders;
  • Alignment of different decision levels: local, regional, national and international;
  • Informed decision-making (role of communication, access to information, informed consent);
  • Radiation protection cultures, including objectives, target stakeholders, content, tools, evaluation processes;
  • Broadening the scope of ‘participation’ in radiation protection beyond formal institutional approaches;
  • Education, training and capacity building.


The ENGAGE final report summarises the main findings from the ENGAGE project, proposes a number of recommendations and formulates perspectives for future developments.

Download the final report of the ENGAGE project here.



Collection of posters


The workshop was open to policy-makers, responsible authorities, non-governmental organizations, researchers, members of the radiation protection platforms, journalists, and any other stakeholders from related fields and civil society that in any form have a stake in radiation protection decision making.

Dates and venue:

The workshop took place from September 11 until September 13, 2019 on the premises of Lindner Hotel Gallery Central in Bratislava, Metodova 4, Slovak Republic.


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