Lack of acceptance can kill even the best and the most advanced technology. Consequently, if the EU goal is to be the leading knowledge-based society worldwide it has to ensure that the technologies and products made in the EU, on which the leadership is based, are accepted by stakeholders in industry and society. This acceptance can be reached only if the stakeholders are convinced that possible or perceived emerging risks related to these technologies can be managed in a safe, responsible and transparent way.
The iNTeg-Risk project is a large-scale integrating project aimed at improving the management of emerging risks, related to “new technologies” in European industry. The project aim is to reduce time-to-market for the lead market EU technologies and promote safety, security, environmental friendliness and social responsibility as a trademark of the EU technologies. The project goal is to improve early recognition and monitoring of emerging risks and decrease reaction times if major accidents involving emerging risks happen.
The role of this CEN workshop is to summarise and exploit the results of iNTeg-Risk project with respect to the Emerging Risks Management Framework and the ERRAs (Emerging Risk Representative industrial Application) grouped around the emerging risks related topics.
CEN Workshop Agreement
The CWA will consist of a general Guideline for the Emerging Risk Management Framework (ERMF) supported by additional parts derived from the iNTeg-Risk findings and solution packages:
- Emerging Risks in New Technologies
- Emerging Risks in New Materials and Products
- Emerging Risks in New Production and Production Networks
- Emerging Risks Policies
- Emerging Risks due to uncertainties in testing procedures
This CWA is one of the outputs that R&D projects financed by the European Commission can develop with the support of CCMC.
CEN Workshop Status
The kick-off meeting of the workshop took place in Brussels on Friday 4 November 2011.
The CEN Workshop Agreement was published by CEN on 26 June 2013 as CWA 16649:2013 ‘Managing emerging technology-related risks’.
Prof. Dr Aleksandar Jovanovic
Tel: +49 711 1839 781
Workshop Co-chairman 1
Dr Bruno Debray
INERIS - Institut National de l'Environnement Industriel et des Risques
F-60550 Verneuil en Halatte
Tel: +33 3 44 55 65 82
Workshop Co-chairman 2
Dr Knut Øien
SINTEF, Technology and Society
S. P. Andersensv. 5
Tel: +47 73 59 27 65
DIN - Deutsches Institut für Normung e. V.
Mr Emanuel Krukenberg
Tel: +49 30 2601 2409
CEN-CENELEC Management Centre
Mr Alexandre della Faille de Leverghem
Sustainability & Services
Avenue Marnix 17
Tel: +32 2 550 08 79