Social sciences in risk agencies

The Paris Risk Group consists of European and international representatives of governmental agencies in the field of food safety, occupational health and safety and environmental health working in the social sciences, and of social scientists working with those agencies. Currently, 80 individuals have been involved in the Paris Risk Group.

The Paris Risk Group Steering committee is made of representatives and social scientists from european agencies and research centers. It elaborates the network strategies and coordinates the networks' activities.

The involved risk agencies draw on humanities, social sciences and economics for support in their expertise and decision making activites.

This takes the form of internal expertise, external expertise, academic collaboration and partnerships, involvement in research projects as well as funding of research in social sciences.