In Slovakia, past experiences with public participation in SEA and EIA processes will be analyzed together with present opportunities and obstacles. The findings will be officially presented in a form of a seminar for potential stakeholders, at which the intention to implement the RISCOM Model in the country will be announced.
The RISCOM Model will be tested under Slovak conditions, including the establishment of a RISCOM Reference Group. This group shall aim at reaching consensus about the order, agenda, suitable dates and places for the events dedicated to testing novel approaches in risk communication and public participation.
The overall aim is to create favorable conditions for wide and effective public participation in future decision making processes related to the Slovak geological repository development program, and to improve public awareness and understanding of these issues.
Work Package Leader and Contact: Jozef Pritrsky, DECOM: pritrsky [at] decom [dot] sk