This Work Package consists of four sub work packages:
Public participation processes as part of legal procedures in the Czech Republic, Sweden, UK and Finland. (e.g. environmental impact assessments) will be evaluated.
One of the tasks of the ARGONA Project is to test and apply approaches to transparency and participation within the participating countries. This includes using methods like consensus conferences and other participatory methods as well as the RISCOM model in "dry runs" but also in the real environment of rwm programmes, especially in the Czech Republic. The RISCOM model will also be tested in the Swedish case. The testing of novel participatory and dialogue modes will include:
The role of local referenda and compensation in the siting of a nuclear waste repository will be investigated. This is mainly a desk study based on available information from participants of the ARGONA project but consultations (including representatives from affected local communities) will be performed. Finland is one country which can give input especially to the compensation analysis.
An outline of a model for the siting process that takes into account the need for transparency and interaction with the public will be produced. Lessons learnt will be summarised and a road-map will be specified (with flexibility) and guideline principles will be defined.
Hana Vojtechova, Nuclear Research Institute. Lead contractor; email@example.com
Phil Richardson, Galson Sciences (for UK part of Sub Work Package 5.2);
Matti Kojo, University of Tampere (for Sub Work Packages 5.1 and 5.3); Matti.Kojo@uta.fi