Paris Risk Group – International Meeting of Social Scientists Working in Risk Agencies agenda

Last updated:
17 January 2014
18 and 19 March 2014, Aviation House, London

Day one

10am – 10:30am Arrival and Coffee

10:30am – 10:40am Welcome, introduction and scene setting for first Plenary session by Chief Executive, Health and Safety Executive.

10:40am – 11:40am Plenary session 1 - Transparency
Led by Steve Wearne, head of Policy at the FSA with invited participants, Sir Mark Walport, UK Government Chief Scientific Advisor, Prof. Ortwin Renn, Baroness Onora O’Neill of Bengarve CH CBE FBA, Chair of Equalities and Human Rights Commission, Scientific Advisory Board of the European Union, Prof Wandi Bruin de Bruine, Leeds University Business School

11:40am – 12:00 Feedback from the working groups on workshop organisation, funding and strategy

Lunch 12pm – 1:30pm

(N.B. Participants will choose between parallel sessions which will take place simultaneously)

1.30pm – 3pm First parallel session:
1 A: Supply chains (including session on horsemeat) (Ireland lead)
1 B: Precautionary principle (Germany lead)

3pm – 3:30pm Tea and coffee

3.30pm- 5pm Second parallel session:
2 A: Nanotechnology (Australia lead)
2 B: Methods (including behaviour change) (USA lead)

5pm Close of day 1

Buffet reception with invited speaker – Andrew Miller MP, Chair of the House of Commons Science and Technology Select Committee at the Royal Society (the speech will take place at 6pm – 6.30pm and will be followed by questions and networking).

Day 2

8:45am Arrival and coffee

9am – 10:30am Third parallel session:
3A: Bisphenyl A (France lead)
3B: Cross-disciplinary working (Netherlands lead)

10:30am – 11am Tea and coffee

11am – 12:30pm Fourth parallel session:
4A: Communications (France lead)
4B: Health and Safety in Europe (Spain lead)

12:30pm – 1:30pm Lunch

1:30pm – 2:40pm Feedback from parallel sessions

2:40pm – 3pm Tea and coffee

3pm Introduction to second Plenary session by Catherine Brown, Chief Executive, Food Standards Agency

3:10pm – 4:10pm Plenary session 2 – Value of independence of Risk Agencies
Session led by Dave Bench, HSE Director of Science, with invited participants, Claire Sabbagh, formerly head of the delegation of scientific collective expertise, foresight and advanced studies (see DEPE presentation in attached file) at INRA (the French National Institute for Agricultural Research) on of scientific collective expertise, foresight and advanced studies at INRA (the French National Institute for Agricultural Research), Prof Colin Blakemore, School of Advanced Study, University of London,
Prof Ragnar Löfstedt, Professor and Director of King's Centre for Risk Management, King’s College, London

4:15pm Closing comments by Catherine Brown, Chief Executive of Food Standards Agency.

4:15pm – 5.30pm Meeting for Paris Risk Group Organisers