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The table below gives an overview of the Summer School schedule. Lecturers, invited experts, panel discussions and group discussions aim at highlighting the themes expressed above. Discussions include problems and possibilities of the information society with respect to e.g. personal integrity, ethical standards, accountability of actors, and the enhancement of public awareness and participation in the democratic society.

Saturday June 9 Possibility of private booking of hotel room
Sunday June 10       
Start of Summer School
Sightseeing and excursion in early afternoon, start of the Summer School, welcome buffet
Monday June 11    -    Thursday June 14 Lectures, invited speakers, group work, panel discussions
Friday June 15
End of Summer School
Presentations of group work results, summaries, evaluation of the Summer School
Saturday-Sunday Possibility of private booking of hotel room

Members of the programme committee will give lectures on the following topics: Transparency and accountability, The role of values in a complex technical society, Perception and emotions, The RISCOM model of transparency, Deliberation for risk governance and Risk informed decision making.

There will be top level invited speakers on a number topics including: European Experiences of Inclusive Governance, Lobbying in Brussels, Environmental Politics, Journalism and The Commercialization of Science. A detailed programme can be downloaded here:

Summer school programme may 07.pdf  (213 kb)

The lectures will be combined with group work on selected case studies, for which materials are prepared in advance by the programme committee. The case studies need to be relevant for the participants - therefore the programme committee will decide on them when the list of participants has been decided. However, nuclear waste management and genetically modified organisms are already identified areas for case studies.

Different categories of participants will be mixed in the working groups. After the lectures they discuss the relevance for their own case study. We hope that the work on some case studies will continue after the Summer School, with newly created groups resulting in newspaper articles, articles in scientific journals or other products.

Documentation of the Summer School will be made available at this web site, as well as be reported within the European Union CARGO Project.