Public platform for communication about ionizing radiation established

Tanja Perko, Blanka Koron, Nadja Železnik

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    Abstract

    In Europe today, institutions, media and the general public exchange information about ionising radiation (IR) and associated risks. The 2011 Fukushima accident has demonstrated the need for further improving this communication. EAGLE is a coordination project under FP7‐EURATOM that aims at clarifying information and communication strategies to support informed societal decisionmaking. Education, training and information to the public are key factors in the governance of ionising radiation risks, as are opportunities for dialogue and stakeholder involvement in decision making. EAGLE will engage stakeholders in assessing the current dissemination of ionising radiation information to the public and provide practical guidance tools for good practice to support the ideal of a participative, citizen‐centred communication. To achieve these objectives, EAGLE will bring together representatives of nuclear actors, users of ionizing radiation, authorities, mass and social media, and informed civil society, from a range of European countries employing nuclear power or not and link them in a Public platform for communication about ionizing radiation.
    Original languageEnglish
    PublisherEC - European Commission
    Number of pages16
    StatePublished - 14 Oct 2014

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