Why PLATENSO?

PLATENSO, a project funded by the Seventh EURATOM Research and Training Programme (FP7) on Nuclear Energy of the European Commission, aims 1) to provide a proposal for a European Platform for Socio-Economic matters linked to nuclear technology and 2) to develop recommendations for Research Strategies in EU New Member States (NMS).

There are social and political challenges related to different possible nuclear energy scenarios in EU member states, ranging from substantially increasing the use of nuclear energy, including new reactor concepts, to phasing out. While this is well acknowledged, there is still insufficient action towards meeting these challenges, partly due to traditions and lack of linking relevant competences with appropriate programmes. Exploring the feasibility of establishing a European Platform for socio-economic matters linked to nuclear technology, which is in focus of the PLATENSO project, has potential to reduce the barriers that still exist. 
 
The PLATENSO project will help opening up broader research approaches that can build new networks, escape from narrow framing, enrich communication and avoid the compartmentalization of research interests. PLATENSO also aims to improve the prerequisites for future participation in Euratom projects in the countries involved, not only for the project participants but also for research establishments overall. The focus is on social, societal and governance issues. 
 

You can follow the development of the PLATENSO Project by Newsletters produced within the project with regular intervals. See the newsletters here

 
The consortium consists of nineteen organizations from twelve different countries. They are:
 

Participant No.

Participant organization name

Short Name

Country

1

Karita Research AB

Karita

Sweden

2

SCK.CEN

SCK

Belgium

3

Center for the Study of Democracy

CSD

Bulgaria

4

Galson Sciences

GSL

UK

5

Institute of Sociology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic

SOU

Czech Republic

6

UJV Rez, a.s.

UJV

Czech Republic

7

Energiaklub Szakpolitikai Intezet Modszertani Kozpont Egyesulet

EKL

Hungary

8

Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe

REC

Hungary

9

Lithuanian Energy Institute

LEI

Lithuania

10

Collegium Civitas

CV

Poland

11

Nicolaus Copernicus University

NCU

Poland

12

Institute of Nuclear Chemistry

INCT

Poland

13

Univerza Ljubljana – Department for Psychology

UL

Slovenia

14

Univerzita Mateja Bela v Banskej Bystrici

MBU

Slovakia

15

Institute for Research in Social Communication Slovak Academy of Sciences

UVSK SAV

Slovakia

16

Environmental Social Science Research Group

ESSRG

Hungary

17

Merience Strategic Thinking

Merience

Spain

18

Faculty of Philosophy

UB

Romania

19

Institute for Nuclear Research

INR

Romania

 

Contact:

Kjell Andersson, Karita Research, Project Coordinator;
kjell [dot] andersson [at] karita [dot] se 
Karita web site: www.karita.se