• 20 Mar 2017
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20-21 March 2017

PIME 2017 Conference - Communicating Nuclear

HoNESt was present with a stall at the PIME 2017 - Communicating Nuclear Conference at the newly erected intermediate storage site for nuclear waste operated by COVRA, Middelburg, Netherlands, to engage with stakeholders and communication experts from the nuclear sector worldwide, and to discuss insights and lessons to be learned from the Experience of nuclear energy and society in 20 countries .

  • 07 Sep 2017
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7-10 September 2017

The 8th Tensions of Europe Conference - Borders and Technology


At the 8th Tensions of Europe Conference in Athens, HoNESt researchers will present their comparative insights into nuclear installations at border locations and the societal responses this provoked, at a panel entitled: "Siting nuclear installations at the border: transnational political implications and societal responses"

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  • 28 Jun 2017
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28 June to 2 July 2017

ESEH Biennial Conference 2017

Natures in between. Environments in areas of contact among states, economic systems, cultures and religions

Zagreb, Croatia, 28 June to 2 July 2017

HoNESt researchers from Athens and Copenhagen contribute to discussion of perceptions of risks across borders. ( Conference Programme )

Thursday, 29 June

6-I: Crossing the Border or Not? Towards an Environmental History of Risks and Boundaries 1: Nuclear Without Borders
Organizer: Celia Miralles Buil, University of Lyon, France
Chair: Jan-Henrik Meyer, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Radiation Knows No Boundaries, Neither Do We: German Opposition to the Fessenheim Reactor in the 1970s and Today
Stephen Milder, University of Groningen, Netherlands

Risks, Borders and the Environment: Between Strong Earthquakes and Nuclear Accidents
Katerina Vlantoni, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece Stathis Arapostathis, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece Aristotle Tympas, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece

Cross-Border Issues in the French Bugey Power Plant Administrative and Political Career (1965-2016)
Stéphane Frioux, University of Lyon, France Marie Augendre, University of Lyon, France Thierry Coanus, University of Lyon, France

  • 30 Mar 2017
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30 March 2017

Conference Our Common Present: Energy, Economy, Environment, Ethics České Budějovice, Czech Republic

HoNESt researchers Mar Rubio-Vargas (Universidad Pública de Navarra, Pamplona) and Albert Presas i Puig (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona) presented: "HoNESt, a reflexion on the History of Nuclear energy and Society". The seventh year of the conference Our Common Present subtitled Energy, Economics, Environment, and Ethics took place on March 30, 2017 at Faculty of Economics, University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice, Czech Republic. Co-organising institutions were Institute of Contemporary History of Czech Academy of Sciences, Charles University Environment Centre and Faculty of Arts, Charles University.

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Presentation by Albert Presas I Puig

  • 26 Apr 2017
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26 April 2017

Meeting stakeholders at DAtF's Energy in dialogue / Energie im Dialog

HoNESt reaches out to nuclear stakeholders at event organised by the German Nuclear Forum ( Deutsches Atomforum): „Kerntechnik in Deutschland: Wie verhindern wir den Kompetenzverlust?“


  • 23 Mar 2017
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23 - 24 March 2017

HoNESt participated in FORATOM's EU affairs course in Brussels on the 23rd and 24th, getting insights into the politics of stakeholder involvement and public affairs management in research and technology policy making. As a particular highlight, HoNESt team met Jerzy Buzek, head of the European Parliament's ITER committee.


  • 16 May 2017
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16 - 17 May 2017

48 th Annual Meeting on Nuclear Technology

Albert Presas i Puig, HoNESt coordinator, and Jan-Henrik Meyer, HoNESt's Dissemination and Communication coordinator were present at the AMNT 2017 conference on the 16 and 17th May 2017 in Berlin, Germany.


  • 24 Jul 2016
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WP6 Manager Jan-Henrik Meyer attends European Commission Science Communication Event in Manchester on 24 July 2016, Manchester Town Hall.
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  • 02 Dec 2016
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Chernobyl – Turning Point or Catalyst? Changing Practices, Structures and Perceptions in Environmental Policy and Politics (1970s-1990s)
International Conference, 2 - 3 December 2016, Berlin

The event in Berlin put together for the first time Western and Eastern experiences and responses to Chernobyl, based on new archival findings. The 17 contributions enquire into the role of econationalism in Eastern Europe, and the contribution Chernobyl made to the fall of the Soviet Union, but also the varying responses in Western Europe. The West German experience - where Chernobyl had a major impact on environmentalism and energy policy - constituted by no means the "standard response" in Europe.
A conference jointly organised by HoNESt Researcher Jan-Henrik Meyer and the Heinrich-Böll-Foundation in Berlin tried shed light on short-term impacts and long-term changes in environmental politics, and the difference Chernobyl made.
Partners for this event were the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society, Munich, and the Center for Metropolitan Studies (TU Berlin).

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Report in HoNESt Newsletter No. 2 p. 4.

  • 07 Apr 2016
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WP6 Manager Jan-Henrik Meyer presents HoNESt’s research agenda and approach at Platenso Project conference in Warsaw, Conference Programme. Papers available.