European Emerging Risk Radar (E2R2) Initiative: “Matching the technology challenges of 2020”

06-11-2012 09:30-12:30
European Parliament Brussels - Altiero Spinelli (ASP) 3H-1


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Reaching the high-level goals of Horizon 2020 and the overall EU policies for the next decades will depend on the success of new enabler technologies such as those needed for the new energy policies, climate adaptation and future manufacturing. This innovation promoted and supported by the EU will succeed only if the benefits are clearly visible and the risks are regarded as acceptable by society. These two conditions, however, will largely depend on the capability of public and private institutions to identify and address stakeholder and public expectations and respond to their concerns. Adequate and sufficient governance frameworks as well as methods and tools must be in place for building trust and confidence to show that the new technologies are "well under control". This interest is equally shared by public institutions, industry and the general public.

 Objectives of the Workshop

Successful innovation means turning scientific results into market value in a focused way. One of the main challenges for Horizon 2020 therefore is to create targeted innovation. Additionally, Horizon2020 suggests public-private-partnerships (PPPs) as innovative links between research and industry.
In this workshop the proposal of an official European Emerging Risk Radar ("E2R2") as a tangible showcase for innovation and PPP, creating added value for all stakeholders will be presented and discussed by the main stakeholders from industry, academia and public sector.  

Objectives of the E2R2

E2R2 should serve policy makers and industry as a scientifically robust and independent mechanism for the proper assessment of emerging risks. The European Emerging Risk Radar will be a showcase for (1) targeted innovation, taking the results of an FP7 project to central operational use and (2) Public Private Partnership within Horizon 2020. E2R2 will be using the results from the iNTeg-Risk project (iNTeg-Risk - Early Recognition, Monitoring and Integrated Management of Emerging, New Technology related Risks, ) and its baseline and develop a modern, web-based "system-of-systems", processing inputs from different sources (e.g. scientific data, data from social media, expert opinions, etc.) and delivering user tailored outputs. These outputs contain

· a customizable visualization of Emerging Risks in a "radar-like" view
· a customizable visualization of relationships among Emerging Risks in GIS/conceptional  maps
· the possibility to validate the risks and compare "own views" with the views of others
· the possibility of identification and analysis (fore-casting) of trends
· the possibility to drill-down on simple prints
· the possibility to create reports from "2-pagers" to "topical reports" on specific topics


  • 09:30-09.40 Welcome and Opening Remarks

Welcome A. F. Correia De Campos, MEP, STOA Chairman

Objectives of the meeting O. Renn, Univ. of Stuttgart
  • 09:40-10:20 

Presentation of E2R2 and its main features. - A Jovanovic

Question and answers

  • 10:20-11:20 Perspective of Industry, Academia and Public Sector

Why Industry supports E2R2 - R. Schneider, Swiss Re

Why Academia supports E2R2 - R. Alemanno

Why Public Sector  supports E2R2  - P.-A. Schieb, OECD

Panel discussion

  • 11:20-11:30 Closure

Summary - O. Renn

Closure P.Rübig, MEP, STOA 1st Vice Chairman  

  •   11:30-12:30 Brunch-Buffet