EUC’s Center for Risk and Decision Sciences (CERIDES) aims to become the reference point for Risk and Decision Science related subjects in South Eastern Europe. CERIDES provides a holistic offer to the academic and business world. The Center is based on the offering of educational (taught), research and consulting solutions. CERIDES emerges from the synergies that have been identified between the Center for Risk, Safety and the Environment (CERISE) and the Decision Support and Systems Optimization (DSSO) Laboratory. It is the first cross-disciplinary, cross-School Center of Excellence at EUC. The areas of focus of the CoE revolve around the development, use and evaluation of primarily quantitative and to a lesser degree qualitative methods in order to measure, assess, manage and communicate risk, and to analyze, design and implement decision-making mechanisms and systems