Our world is ungoing multiple significant transitions, including the progressive response to the
sustainability imperative, the growth of digital tools and AI, and industrial implications of the
geopolitical tension between world superpowers and the war in Ukraine. These transitions produce new
safety risks as well as new opportunities for industry. They affect the strategies of industrial firms
and the priorities of the public with regard to different risk categories.
What are the implications of these transitions for industrial safety, for research priorities,
for the roles of institutions involved in safety oversight and risk governance?
What to look forward to?
Presentation of cutting edge research on industrial safety from SAF€RA-funded projects
Keynote presentations on the green transition and on the implications of the platform economy.
A roundtable discussion on the tension and complementarity between safety and sustainability
concerns: is it relevant to frame this issue around risk-risk tradeoffs, or around potential
complementarity (safe-and-sustainable-by-design approaches)?
The meeting location is on the outskirts of Toulouse, accessible by metro and bus from the
historical city center. We recommend you stay at a hotel in the historical city
center, where the social dinner on Tuesday evening will be organized. Some possibilities in
the city center (please register directly yourselves, we do not have any reserved rooms):
The Canal du Midi is an important
technological achievement from the 17th century, a canal crossing from the Atlantic ocean to the
Mediterranean sea. It passes outside of Toulouse’s historical city center.
The Cité de l’Espace is the space and astronomy
museum (Toulouse is an important center for the space industry in Europe).
Aeroscopia is an aeronautical museum. A visit of
the Airbus assembly lines in Toulouse-Blagnac is also possible.