About IRGC

IRGC works in collaboration with the International Risk Governance Council (Foundation). It acts at the interface between academic research and policy. It operates internationally, primarily in the area of multi-stakeholder risk governance and policy for emerging technologies.

IRGC contributes a risk governance approach to EPFL activities, focusing on how risks can be governed without stifling innovation.

Mission and role

  1. Identify and analyse existing and emerging risks that both industry and public authorities should be aware of
  2. Make sense of emerging scientific and technical opportunities that society can benefit from and that the public sector should support with appropriate policy and regulatory strategies
  3. Act as a neutral platform for multi-stakeholder dialogue on these risks and opportunities
  4. Provide generic recommendations for risk governance