Overview Critical Reviews

The earthquake problem is a mix of complex issues about which there are sometimes considerable differences of opinion between scientists, governments, companies, social authorities and residents. A Critical Review is an innovative way to allow different stakeholders to enter into a dialogue about a specific topic and thus provide insight into different perspectives and approaches. The objectives are: a clear report of points on which there is consensus and on which there is not, an explanation of the reasons for differences of opinion and advice for the (near) future.

A Critical Review thus brings parties together and contributes to knowledge about an ongoing issue. As many stakeholders as possible are invited to participate.

Who organizes the Critical Review?

The National Coordinator Groningen (NCG) has commissioned the University of Groningen (RUG) to organize a series of Critical Reviews. The University of Groningen considers it of great importance that the organization is independent. The University of Groningen has appointed an independent chairperson and organizer for this purpose. The University of Groningen monitors the content and quality of the process and ensures reflection and evaluation afterwards.

Download all Critical Reviews below:

June 2021

#6 - About knowledge, earthquakes and Groningen

June 2020

#5 - About the use of knowledge in reinforcement

January 2019

#4 - About the regional economy

July 2018

#3 - About the regional economy

March 2018

#2 - About the development, content and application of

threat and risk maps

March 2017

#1 - About research into the development of home value

in the earthquake zone