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«Policy-Oriented Technology Assessment Across Europe: Expanding Capacities»

Future agenda for TA education in the context of 'responsible innovation'Requirements for realizing cross-European TAStrengthening connections with society and parliamentCreating scenarios for the future of ageing and new technologyShared knowledge for a strong and innovative TA communityAcknowledgementsThe PACITA practitioners training seminarsExisting structures of TA-related research and policy adviceTA – a multi-level and cross-border European capacity for the futureParliamentary TA in a context of limited resourcesFor TA institutionsConnecting to four spheresThe PACITA TA PortalExpanding the TA landscape through trainingMaking Technology Assessment Accessible to New PlayersCross-European technology assessment: current situationLesson 1: Establish a connection with parliaments and/or ministries, in addition to their respective individual membersParliaments and policy adviceII Exemplifying Cross-European Technology AssessmentThe PACITA experienceFuture perspectives for national TA capacities across EuropeTechnology Assessment for Parliaments – Towards Reflexive Governance of InnovationMain findings of the projectBackground and rationaleThe way aheadFinding a European audienceThe role of cross-European TA in European governancePublic debate on S&TFraming the issue of technology and policy in EuropeThe main elements of the current TA e-infrastructureDesigning national scenario workshopsThe Future of Ageing – Stakeholder Involvement on the Future of CareSeeing Technology Assessment with New EyesBibliographyModelling TA in relational termsNo future without a pastThe Future Panel on PHG as a methodological experimentPutting TA to the political reality testConsultation resultsLessons learned from EWViewsBuilding Community – Or Why We Need an Ongoing Conference Platform for TAPossible institutional modelsDeficiencies in existing advisory systemsFor parliamentsBackgroundThe Future Panel as a TA demonstration project – main achievements and implicationsSocietal premises for the setup of TA institutionsBackgroundCross-European stakeholder involvementI Expanding Technology AssessmentMain resultsTechnology assessment for innovation governanceBroadening the knowledge base for policy makingFinal remarks: TA bridging national and European debatesWays forward: Possibility structures for TANational vs European commitmentsFinal words: making an impactLesson 2: Establishing a solid evidence base for policy making requires an iterative process that involves direct contact between all actors directly involved in the projectLesson 4: Concerning the role of TA experts, maintain a constructive balance between the role as secretariat and the capacity needed to function as TA specialistsIII Building Capacities for Cross-European TAOverview of the two summer schoolsStage 2: Exploring the fieldCase 3: Placing a TA project in a cross-national contextLessons learned: Implications for the democratic governance of S&TThe Future Panel on Public Health Genomics – Lessons Learned and Future PerspectivesA government – society – S&T network forumStage 3: a new policy agenda?Case 2: Institutional re-adjustment in AustriaPrefaceExpanding the TA Landscape – Lessons from Seven European CountriesBarriers to cross-European TAEurope Wide Views on Sustainable ConsumptionPossible new approaches to the adoption of TAThe framework: TA understood in informational and relational termsThe TA-landscapeThe inside scoop: taking TA on board in existing organizationsFor societyNational R&I landscapes: R&I performance, modernizing strategies and deficits of the current systemMaking it work – the context of the two European TA conferencesTraining TA ProfessionalsDoing Cross-European Technology AssessmentReinforcing communication between parliaments and TACase 1: pathfinding in BulgariaLesson 3: Different experience of EU countries with evidence-based policy making are a challenge.Engaging stakeholders in policy discussionsThe TA ManifestoRecommendations for future sustainable health-care servicesOvercoming challenges – making cross-European TA conferencesMobilizing TA for grand challenges – the PACITA ProjectThe emergence of a diverse policy support functionAdopting TA in Central and Eastern Europe – An Organizational PerspectiveReview and perspectivesExpanding knowledge-based policy making on science, technology and innovationWhy cross-European TA?Technology assessment in a globalized worldE-Infrastructure forTechnology AssessmentBackgroundThe Future Panel project: process, participants and outcomesStage 1: defining an evidence-based policy agendaLessons learned and future perspectivesSummer school formatBenefits of cross-European TA
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