summer_schoolTwo Summer Schools of three days each were organised to introduce users, academics and decision makers into the ways Technology Assessment contributes to the public and political discourse about science and technology in society.

The participants received introductions into different aspects of TA, from directors and leading project managers at established PTA insititutions, followed by a comentary and an interactive discussion part. The idea was to experience basic TA methods by the use of a didactical approach of hands-on problem-driven learning.