Many institutions in Europe deal with questions of societal impact of new technological developments and, though they use different approaches and methods, all acknowledge the increasing importance of involving civil society in the process of decision-making and governance of scientific and technological developments.
In order to ensure a high and uniform level of quality of (P)TA in Europe PACITA organised four practitioners’ meetings in different European cities:
- The first one, “Selecting the theme”, took place on 19-21 September 2012 in Lisbon (Portugal).
- The second one, “Methods”, took place on 17-19 April 2013 in Sofia (Bulgaria).
- The third one, “Customers, participants and managers”, took place on 20-22 November 2013 in Vilnius (Lithuania).
- The fourth and last one, “Communication & impact strategies”, took place on 10-12 September 2014 in Prague (Czech Republic).