The Tensions of Europe, Technology and Democracy: Quo Vadis? conference


Chios Workshop Program, 2-3 October 2014

Thursday, October 2


9:00-11:00 joint opening

  • LabEx EHNE, ANR project Resendem and connection with Tensions of Europe
  • Welcome & introductions of the young scholars workshop by:
    1. Erik van der Vleuten on behalf of the management committee,

    3. Anna Åberg, Frank Schipper & Elitsa Stoilova as organizers
  • Welcome and introduction of the book workshop by Pascal Griset, Paris-Sorbonne University and Léonard Laborie, CNRS

11:30-13:00 continue in parallel

Book workshop

A. Responsible research and innovation (RRI), technical democracy: discourses and procedures

  • Technical democracy: what for? , Barbin Adeline, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
  • The European Commission’s discursive regime of participative governance and the corresponding status of techno-scientific expertise, Bertrand Emanuel, ESPCI ParisTech
  • Responsible research and innovation: constructing technical democracy within the ERA?, De Saille Stevienna, University of Sheffield

Comments: Brice Laurent, Mines ParisTech

Young scholars workshop

  • Brief introduction to the afternoon part of the program.
  • Brief pitch presentations in which all participants introduce themselves and their personal research agendas (past, present & future).
  • Discussion of position papers on the future agenda as well as the pre-circulated input from the participants.



Book workshop

B. European “contre-démocratie technique

  • Czechoslovakian technocratic thinking between liberal democracy and socialist dictatorship: was there any continuity?, Rakosnik Jakub, Charles University in Prague
  • Retrofitting a large technological system with democracy? Breaking points in the European electricity network and the rise of opposition to power lines, Lagendijk Vincent, Maastricht University
  • Distrusted feasibilities: the rocket and the future in post-war Europe, Brandau Daniel, Freie Universität Berlin
  • Nuclear energy debate beyond borders. The rise and dynamic of counter-expertise in an entangled Europe, Rivat Emmanuel, Sciences Po Bordeaux

Comments: Christophe Bouneau and Timothée Duverger, Bordeaux Montaigne University

Young scholars workshop

Break-up in small groups (three in total)

Defining a new course for the Tensions of Europe network: which approaches, questions, themes we find important and want to be part of the future Tensions agenda, related to personal research agendas (past, present & future) and concrete steps to be taken between now and the Stockholm conference, September 2015.
Delivery: poster per group.


Book workshop

C. Media subversions, technopolitical subversions

  • Subverting and praising a dictatorship: The case of shortwave broadcasts to Portugal during the Cold War, 1945-1974, Ribeiro Nelson, Universidade Católica Portuguesa
  • Peer-to-peer: the evergreen qualities of a seasoned technology, Musiani Francesca, Mines ParisTech, Georgetown University
  • Hackathons: laboratories of digital citizenship in contemporary Russia? , Ermoshina Ksenia, Mines ParisTech

Comments: Andreas Fickers, University of Luxembourg

Young scholars workshop

  • Presentation of the posters
  • Joint discussion on the outcomes

Friday, October 3


Book workshop

D. Controversies and their regulation between criticism and governance of criticism

  • Technology, the orthodox and the catholic: stem cells between religious and secular institutions of the European South, Vlantoni Katerina, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
  • The drive for democracy in the regulation of modern agricultural biotechnology, Petetin Ludivine, University of Hull
  • Expertise, technologies and the management of natural commons in energy battles in Greece, Arapostathis Stathis, University of Athens

Comments: Mathieu Flonneau,  Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University

Young scholars workshop

The challenges of being a young scholar

  • Discussing funding options & explore cross-fertilization with Tensions.
  • Deliverable: concrete list of actions to be taken between Chios workshop & Stockholm, September 2015.


Book workshop

Chair: Christine Bouneau, Bordeaux Montaigne University

Targeting publication

Young scholars workshop

From posters to a joint manifesto.

  • Reading, responding, feedback, rewriting.
  • Deliverable: presentable version of the ‘manifesto’ on the future agenda of Tensions for the concluding session.



All together concluding session

Chair: Aristotle Tympas, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

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