EURAD Training

Lunch-and-learn session - The NEA Forum on Stakeholder Confidence: a platform to share knowledge on stakeholder engagement in RWM

November 2nd, 2022
13.00 - 14.00


Introduction to past and ongoing work of the OECD/NEA Forum on Stakeholder Confidence (FSC). Since its creation in the year 2000, the FSC has enabled direct stakeholder exchange in an atmosphere of mutual respect and learning. Members from 21 countries have shared experiences and challenges, identified best practices and published reports on current and future challenges related to stakeholder engagement in radioactive waste management and decommissioning processes. Some of the recent methods of work and recent activities of the FSC will be introduced.

Speaker: Pascale Kuenzi

Pascale Jana Künzi is a Regional Participation Specialist at the Swiss Federal Office of Energy since December 2010. She is responsible for the discussion concerning the placement of the necessary surface infrastructure for a deep geological repository (dgr) with the so-called regional conferences and thus has extensive experience with stakeholder engagement. 
She became a Member of the FSC in November 2012 and is FSC-Chair since September 2016.
Previously, she was a Scientific Officer (Environment, Energy, Science and Health) at the Swiss Embassy in Berlin (2006-2010).
Ms Künzi has a BA in Cross-Cultural Studies with Minors in Philosophy and Sociology from Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington, United States. She has an LLM in International Law with International Relations from University of Kent in Canterbury, United Kingdom.