Background & Reports

About IRGC Portugal

IRGC Portugal is a research platform integrating competencies and articulating stakeholders towards improving our understanding of emerging risks with relevance to Portugal and fostering the design and implementation of knowledge-based policies relevant to human health and safety, the environment, the economy and society at large. It operates as a think-tank aiming to anticipate major risk issues and providing risk governance policy recommendations for key decision makers, in particular those related to science and technology in Europe and throughout Portuguese speaking countries.

IRGC Portugal is affiliated to the International Risk Governance Council, an independent organisation whose work includes developing concepts of risk governance, anticipating major risk issues and providing risk governance policy recommendations for key decision makers.


Benefits to Portugal

IRGC aims to reach a global community of public and private researchers, corporate leaders and policymakers, while simultaneously ensuring a strong local, contextual and cultural rooting. In order to achieve this aim, IRGC has adopted a decentralised structure, which takes the form of a global, multi-sector network of partners and affiliate organisations that are active in the field of risk governance.

Through the IRGC network, Portugal will gain access to a set of international partners encompassing policy makers, researchers, and international organisations, which would otherwise be unavailable and are paramount to develop a successful risk governance agenda.

This is because the IRGC network is unique in terms of risk governance since it gathers the world's leading institutions and experts in the area, encompassing:
  • Policy makers and former government members;

  • Experts from the world's leading universities working in risk governance. Networking with Portuguese researchers is expected to be particularly important in the following institutions:

    • Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), US: mainly through the Department of "Engineering and Public Policy" and in areas of energy policy, telecom policy and risk analysis;

    • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), US: across a wide diversity of groups and departments, including the Engineering Systems Division, in areas of risk assessment and flexible decision systems, the Electric and Computer Engineering departments, in areas of information security, and in bioengineering;

    • École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland: mainly in areas of energy policy, of information security and risk analysis;


  • International organisations such as the OECD;

  • Decision makers from companies such as Oliver Wyman or the Swiss Reinsurance Company.




Reports and documents

Reports

IRGC Portugal - 2014 OUTLINE

IRGC Portugal - 2013 ANNUAL REPORT AND 2014 - 2016 OUTLINE OF ACTIVITIES

IRGC Portugal - 2012 ANNUAL REPORT AND 2013 OUTLINE OF ACTIVITIES

IRGC Portugal - Brief Report of activities: September 2011 - May 2012

Other documents

IRGC Portugal flyer