On April 24th, more than 80 students in political sciences and engineering at the University of Liege (Belgium) met together with several representatives from the Federal Agency for Nuclear Control (FANC) and Bel’V to play a ‘serious game’ session on the topic of Radioactive Waste Management (RWM).
This innovative tool consists in exchanging views on the basis of fictive scenarios. First, the participants are asked to give their first thoughts on the proposed scenarios. A second round of discussion is then organised, allowing the participants to react on what the others have said.
This serious game enhances structured dialogues between individuals (not necessarily informed about RWM) about the complexity of a safe long term RWM. It is thus an interesting tool for regulators and TSOs (or other stakeholders) to interact constructively with the Public/Civil Society about the challenges associated with the safety of radioactive waste management, including those related to their disposal.