In this project, UANTWERPEN will be represented by the research group Environment and Society, which resorts under the Faculty of Political and Social Sciences. Environment and Society researchers have relevant expertise in social impact assessment, in social and stakeholder mapping, in environmental sociology and science and technology studies, in social scientific research regarding (trends in) environmental policy and policy evaluation methods, in (risk) perception studies and (developing and experimenting) contemporary risk communication methodology, on participation and public support for policy. The team is very familiar with interdisciplinary, comprehensive and policy oriented research, with quantitative and qualitative methods.