The first of the two European-wide meetings of parliamentary committees involved in TA related issues was held on 18 June 2012 in the Parliament of Copenhagen and addressed the challenges of policy-making in respect to science and technology issues:
- How to ensure a stream of high-quality knowledge in the political decision-making processes on innovation?
- What is the role of “knowledge brokers”, such as the Technology Assessment institutions?
- Is there a special need for knowledge in respect to policy-making on science, technology and innovation?
- How is national policy-making embedded in global issues?
The format of this meeting was designed to allow for mutual exchange between participants: a few keynotes, various statements from policy-makers and dialogue sessions where all participants can share their experiences, ideas and questions.
Click here for reading the final report and below for accessing the documentation presented:
- Professor Bijker’s “Harnessing Science and Technology for our Future: Policy-making on Innovations in Science, Technology and Democracy”.
- Professor Renn’s “Technology Assessment: Prospects and Limitations in a Globalized World”.
- Mr. Ganzevles’ “Parliamentary TA in Europe: First results of the PACITA project”.
The interviews made to several participants can be watched here:
Professor Wiebe Bijker (University of Maastrich)
Professor Ortwin Renn (University of Stuttgart)
Daniel Jositch, MP (Swiss Parliament)
Ulla Burchardt, MP (German Bundestag)
Adomenas Mantas, MP (Parliament of the Republic of Lithuania)
Gabriela Canavilhas, MP (Portuguese Parliament)