In this article, we compare the RISCOM model and the Belgian partnership model. After a brief description of the participation methodologies, we give 5 recommendations: (1) A critical precautionary approach happens more profoundly if a European 'counter institute' is set in place and if non-participative forces are acknowledged. (2) A guardian of the process at the Belgian level seems missing and we recommend a technology assessment institute as exists in Flanders (at the regional level). (3) Limitations of a discussion levels are useful but should also be flexible. (4) The Belgian partnership model focuses largely on the local level, ignoring more the regional and federal level. (5) A national debate should be organised in order to discuss the local compensation issues.
|Journal||Ethiek en Maatschappij|
|State||Published - Jun 2006|