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A short course of lectures
«Policy-Oriented Technology Assessment Across Europe: Expanding Capacities»

Broadening the knowledge base for policy makingDeficiencies in existing advisory systemsThe Future of Ageing – Stakeholder Involvement on the Future of CareThe TA-landscapeBenefits of cross-European TAThe TA ManifestoPublic debate on S&TEurope Wide Views on Sustainable ConsumptionCase 2: Institutional re-adjustment in AustriaConsultation resultsWays forward: Possibility structures for TAThe Future Panel on PHG as a methodological experimentFinding a European audienceOvercoming challenges – making cross-European TA conferencesConnecting to four spheresPossible new approaches to the adoption of TALesson 1: Establish a connection with parliaments and/or ministries, in addition to their respective individual membersNo future without a pastCreating scenarios for the future of ageing and new technologyShared knowledge for a strong and innovative TA communityStrengthening connections with society and parliamentTraining TA ProfessionalsTA – a multi-level and cross-border European capacity for the futureExisting structures of TA-related research and policy adviceOverview of the two summer schoolsExpanding knowledge-based policy making on science, technology and innovationThe way aheadMain resultsRecommendations for future sustainable health-care servicesWhy cross-European TA?Technology Assessment for Parliaments – Towards Reflexive Governance of InnovationII Exemplifying Cross-European Technology AssessmentThe role of cross-European TA in European governanceFinal remarks: TA bridging national and European debatesFraming the issue of technology and policy in EuropeMaking Technology Assessment Accessible to New PlayersThe Future Panel on Public Health Genomics – Lessons Learned and Future PerspectivesLesson 2: Establishing a solid evidence base for policy making requires an iterative process that involves direct contact between all actors directly involved in the projectPrefaceFuture perspectives for national TA capacities across EuropeBarriers to cross-European TAAdopting TA in Central and Eastern Europe – An Organizational PerspectiveFuture agenda for TA education in the context of 'responsible innovation'Background and rationaleThe inside scoop: taking TA on board in existing organizationsCase 3: Placing a TA project in a cross-national contextRequirements for realizing cross-European TAMaking it work – the context of the two European TA conferencesBackgroundFor TA institutionsThe PACITA experienceTechnology assessment for innovation governanceThe Future Panel as a TA demonstration project – main achievements and implicationsMain findings of the projectPossible institutional modelsI Expanding Technology AssessmentLessons learned from EWViewsEngaging stakeholders in policy discussionsParliaments and policy adviceExpanding the TA Landscape – Lessons from Seven European CountriesLessons learned and future perspectivesThe main elements of the current TA e-infrastructureIII Building Capacities for Cross-European TABuilding Community – Or Why We Need an Ongoing Conference Platform for TAStage 1: defining an evidence-based policy agendaNational R&I landscapes: R&I performance, modernizing strategies and deficits of the current systemReview and perspectivesStage 2: Exploring the fieldFinal words: making an impactBackgroundAcknowledgementsDesigning national scenario workshopsThe emergence of a diverse policy support functionSocietal premises for the setup of TA institutionsStage 3: a new policy agenda?BibliographyExpanding the TA landscape through trainingCross-European technology assessment: current situationCross-European stakeholder involvementReinforcing communication between parliaments and TAFor societyLesson 3: Different experience of EU countries with evidence-based policy making are a challenge.The framework: TA understood in informational and relational termsLessons learned: Implications for the democratic governance of S&TE-Infrastructure forTechnology AssessmentSeeing Technology Assessment with New EyesNational vs European commitmentsThe PACITA TA PortalPutting TA to the political reality testThe PACITA practitioners training seminarsTechnology assessment in a globalized worldModelling TA in relational termsBackgroundFor parliamentsParliamentary TA in a context of limited resourcesMobilizing TA for grand challenges – the PACITA ProjectThe Future Panel project: process, participants and outcomesCase 1: pathfinding in BulgariaSummer school formatDoing Cross-European Technology AssessmentA government – society – S&T network forumLesson 4: Concerning the role of TA experts, maintain a constructive balance between the role as secretariat and the capacity needed to function as TA specialists
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