CAPUR – Improving Society’s Management of Risks
The Collaboration to explore new Avenues to improve Public Understanding and management of Risk (CAPUR) is driven by leading international risk experts (geographical spread from Singapore to the U.S.) from a variety of backgrounds (statistics, psychology, natural and social science, humanities) to investigate by means of concrete case studies how decision-making under uncertainty can be improved, seeking to identify the underlying factors which determine success or failure, and which should hence be either emulated or avoided. CAPUR’s focus is on hazards and risks related to human behavior and error.
CAPUR is a project with a fixed time-span, whose outputs seek to inform and guide policymakers creating a new narrative on how to deal with risk in open societies. Whilst CAPUR itself is not an advocacy initiative its planned scientific output can be used by anybody, including stakeholders in their discussions with the new generation of EU decisionmakers following the Institutional change-over from May 2019 onwards. Furthermore, as CAPUR’s scope is based on global conversations, its outputs can inform conversations in other world regions as well.