Two 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.
- The First Summer School “Renewable Energy Systems. Role and Use of Parliamentary Technology Assessment” was held in Liège (Belgium) from 27 to 29 June 2012.
- The Second Summer School “Challenges and Opportunities of the Ageing Society: Exploring the role of Technology” was held in Cork (Ireland) from 18 to 20 June 2014.