Risk perception assessment

This study aims to test a previously developed analytical framework for the management of phytosanitary risks in practice.

In addition, the framework is used to find answers to the following questions: What is the risk perception of actors in the several sectors for selected organisms? How does the perception of certain phytosanitary risks relate to the decision for measures against it? What problems are there in the perception and decision making for phytosanitary risks, and can these problems be remedied?

The results of this investigation lead to a better understanding of the bottlenecks in the management of phytosanitary risks. This allows more targeted searches for solutions and stimulate a better reflection of communications and knowledge to the needs of the audience. It also provides tools for government and industry to organize the phytosanitary system in a better and more effective manner.