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Mapping Weak Signals

Inspired by: corporate press » Small-scale nuclear power plant operating

version: 2 / updated: 2011-01-23
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Originally submitted by: Ondrej Valenta
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Source of inspiration

Corporate Press (e.g. AFP, BBC, CNN)

The source of the Weak Signal is

Mladá Fronta Dnes

Signal's headline

(max. 9 words)
Small-scale nuclear power plant operating

Signal's description

(approx. 150 words)
Please describe the Weak Signal (approx. 150 words)
Small-scale nuclear power plant delivering energy only for two cities was put into operation. The production of the energy from this source make the two cities independent on pan-European energy system.


small-scale reactors, cities, operation, energy, independence


(max. 250 characters)
Small-scale nuclear power plant delivering energy only for two cities was put into operation

Signal's potential evolution

It could lead to...
issue type of issue/development potential impact on society timeframe for the issue to become at least 50% probable
#1 growing independence of cities or regions on national/European energy production new/emerging
very beneficial

Under what assumption the Weak Signal might evolve.

Law considering nuclear power plants has to be adjusted so that also small-scale nuclear reactors can be put into operation.


please specify
please select
Level 1: important for a particular country
Level 3: important for the European Union

Filters preventing the signal's monitoring

information/communicational filters (media/editorial interests, language, reasoning)
institutional filters (rules, laws, regulations)
affective filters (emotions, anxiety, self-doubt)
scientific filters (knowledge/technology access)

Signal's relevance for European Grand Challenges

where? please justify:
particularly relevant Europe world
Energy security/dynamics
Economic prosperity/dynamics
Globalization vs. localization
Sustainability and climate change

Signal's relevance for thematic research areas

please justify:
particularly relevant
Environment (including Climate Change)
Nuclear research
Regional development

Pan-European strategies influencing the signal

please justify:
particularly relevant
Strengthening research institutions and universities
Facilitating and promoting knowledge sharing and transfer
Increasing the efficiency and impact of public research through Joint Programming (i.e. combining national and pan-European research efforts) or the optimisation of research programmes and priorities, for example.

Research-friendly strategies potentially improving understanding of the signal

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please justify:
particularly relevant
Strengthening the actors in the research-friendly ecology
(i.e. Research funding organisations, universities, businesses, Research and Technology Organisations, Researchers and Citizens)
Creating a closer link between researchers & policy-makers
(e.g. supporting both thematic and cross-cutting policies, highlighting the strategic purpose of the European Research Area, etc.