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RICOMET 2020

RICOMET 2020 - Social Sciences and Humanities in Ionising Radiation Research

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01/09/2020 - 03/09/2020

The RICOMET Conferrence will be hosted by the Greek Atomic Energy Commission (EEAE) at the Congress Center of the National Centre for Scientific Research “Demokritos” (Neapoleos 10, Ag. Paraskevi 153 10, Athens, Greece).

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Overview

The sixth RICOMET conference on Social Sciences and Humanities in Ionising Radiation Research will be hosted by the Greek Atomic Energy Commission (EEAE) in Athens, Greece from 1st to 3rd of September 2020.

This edition will give attention to societal aspects of nuclear waste management, radon air pollution, environmental remediation, naturally occurring radioactive material and upgrading the strategic research agenda in social science and humanities (SSH) in ionising radiation. In parallel, different workshops and training courses will be organised: training course on risk communication, training course on development of communication tools, workshop on science diplomacy, scenario workshop on ethics in SSH research in ionising radiation. To boost interaction and learning process between SSH researchers, researchers from other disciplines and end-users (e.g. authorities, implementers), a new format of the conference will be conducted, including interactive sessions, round table discussions, series games, role exchanges and participatory surprises organised by early career scientists.

A post-conference event – the General Assembly of the European Platform for Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) research relating to Ionising Radiation SHARE will be organised on 3th of September afternoon and evening.

Topics

Topics of the conference are:

Social Siences and Humanities in ionising radiation research and practice including training courses. To boost interaction and learning process between SSH researchers, researchers from other disciplines and end-users (e.g. authorities, implementers), a new format of the conference will be conducted, including interactive sessions, round table discussions, series games, role exchanges and participatory surprises organised by early career scientists.

SSH sessions:

  • Societal aspects of nuclear waste management
  • Radon air pollution
  • Environmental remediation
  • Naturally occurring radioactive material
  • Upgrading the strategic research agenda in social science and humanities (SSH) in ionising radiation

Workshops and training courses:

Different workshops and training courses will be organised :

  • Training course on risk communication
  • Training course on development of communication tools

(The registred participants will be contacted by organisers shortly after the registration)

  • Workshop on science diplomacy,
  • Scenario workshop on ethics in SSH research in ionising radiation

SHARE:

  • SHARE General Assembly Meeting 3 September 2020 afternoon and evening
    www.ssh-share.eu

Programme

The programme will be published later.

Key dates

  • Abstract submission deadline : May 04, 2020
  • End of early bird registration: April 3, 2020
  • Regular registration: From April 4, 2020
  • End of online registration: June 20, 2020 (no on site registration possible)
  • Final programme: online 15 June 2020
  • RICOMET Conference: 1-3 September, 2020
  • SHARE General Assembly Meeting 3 September 2020 afternoon and evening

Organisation

Organizing committee

  • Tanja Perko, SCK CEN, Belgium  (SCK CEN and Vice-President SHARE)
  • Vasiliki Taffili, EEAE, Greece (host institution)
  • Meritxell Martell, SHARE secretary
  • Sonja Ruts, RICOMET Secretariat

Contact: ricomet [at] sckcen [dot] be

Management board members

  • Susan Molyneux-Hodgson, University Exeter, United Kingdom
  • Mihok Peter, University Martin Bell, Slovak Republic
  • Martin Durdovic, The Czech Academy of Sciences
  • Benham Taebi, Technical University Delft, the Netherlands
  • Turcanu Catrinel, SCK CEN, Belgium
  • Yevgeniya Tomkiv, NMBU, Norway
  • Horst Monken Fernandes, IAEA
  • German Olga, IAEA
  • James P McLaughlin, European Radon Association
  • Wouter Schroeyers, European Norm Association

Early career scientist organizers

  • Ferdiana Hoti, SCK CEN

Preparation

The city of Athens

Athens is the capital of Greece, where ancient and Medieval history is interpreted into the contemporary era. History unfolds with every step in Athens, from the Parthenon to the Acropolis, to the Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion on the tip of Attica.

Learn more by visiting the website: www.thisisathens.org 

Useful links & maps

Accommodation

Where to stay

Some hotel tips:

Airotel Alexandros Hotel
8 Timoleontos Vassou Street, 11521 Athens
T: +30 210 6430464
E-mail: alreception [at] airotel [dot] gr
Website: https://www.airotel.gr/en/Alexandros-Hotel-791.htm

Athinais Hotel
99, Vasilissis Sofias Avenue, 115 21 Athens
T: +30 210 6431133
E-mail: info [at] athinaishotel [dot] gr
Website: www.athinaishotel.gr

Best Western Plus Embassy Hotel
22 Timoleontos Vassou Street, 11521 Athens
T: +30 210 6415000
E-mail: info [at] embassyhotel [dot] gr
Website: www.embassyhotel.gr 

We advise to book your hotel on time !

A shuttle bus will be available for the transportation of the participants to and from the workshop venue. Details about the meeting point (close to the proposed hotels) will be announced soon. 

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