Forum on Stakeholder Confidence (FSC)


The Forum on Stakeholder Confidence (FSC) facilitates the sharing of experience in addressing the societal dimension of radioactive waste management. It explores means of ensuring an effective dialogue with the public with a view to strengthening confidence in the decision-making processes. The time when exchanges between waste management institutions and civil society were confined to rigid mechanisms is coming to a close. A more complex interaction now involves players at national, regional and local levels. A broader, more realistic view of decision making is taking shape. The FSC contributes to these trends.

10th anniversary of the NEA Forum on Stakeholder Confidence

The FSC celebrated its 10th anniversary in Sept. 2010. The regular meeting and a colloquium entitled “Looking Back, Looking Forward in Stakeholder Engagement” were opened to all interested parties. It was the occasion to take stock of achievements, conduct a multi-stakeholder discussion, and gather guidance on new directions for the FSC. Download all the presentations here to learn about governance, relationship-building among stakeholders, and partnership arrangements in radioactive waste management.

10th Anniversary Colloquium programme and materials

Annual meetings plus national workshops and community visits

The FSC convenes a series of alternating meetings and workshops. The regular meetings include lectures and topical case study sessions to share experience. At each national workshop and community visit, a wide spectrum of stakeholders from the host country express their views on the process by which they are involved in waste management governance.

Surfing the FSC – An Oxford scholar's view of the Forum on Stakeholder Confidence

FSC flyers

Seeking to make its lessons learnt more easily accessible, the FSC offers two-page flyers in various languages. In the case of Japanese, the FSC proposes bilingual English-Japanese versions of the flyers. In the case of English, the flyers can be downloaded in either European A4 format or US letter format.

About the Forum on Stakeholder Confidence
English A4, US letter, A4, Spanish A4, Japanese A4, Czech A4, Korean A4

Decision making for radioactive waste management: Principles, action goals, confidence factors
English A4, US letter, A4, Spanish A4, Japanese A4, Czech A4, Korean A4

Stepwise approach to the long-term management of radioactive waste
English A4, US letter, A4, Spanish A4, Japanese A4, Czech A4, Korean A4

Towards waste management facilities that become a durable and attractive part of the fabric of local community – Relevant design features
English A4, US letter, A4, Spanish A4, Japanese A4, Czech A4, Korean A4

FSC national workshops
English A4, US letter, A4, Japanese A4, Czech A4, Korean A4

The Partnership approach to Siting and Developing Radioactive Waste Management Facilities
English A4, US letter, A4, Japanese A4, Korean A4

From Information and Consultation to Citizen Influence and Power
English A4, US letter, A4, Japanese A4, Korean A4

More than just concrete realities:the symbolic dimension of radioactive waste and its management
English A4, US letter, Korean A4

Geological Disposal of Radioactive Wastes: National Commitment, Local and Regional Involvement
English A4, US letter, Japanese A4

Stakeholder confidence and transparency in radioactive waste management
English A4, Italian A4

Last reviewed: 16 June 2015