Chairs Lars Klüver
Day and time Wednesday, March 13th, 2013: 15:45 – 19:00

TS 4

The aim of this session was to discuss new developments in TA methods, tools and approaches. What can they deliver? Are they really new? Are they TA? Can they be distinguished from other activities normally not seen as TA? What can they bring to countries, like the Czech Republic, where TA is emerging? TA methodology was approached from many perspectives, such as citizen participation, parliamentary practices and global governance. The vague picture of future paths in methods, tools and approaches – thereby the future paths of TA were explored.

The abstracts of the session can be read here.

Presentations of the session:

  • Lars Klüver


  • M. Heerings/S. Van Egmond

What can TA learn from stories?

  • J. Visser

Superhuman: How far will you go? A game to test your limits

  • N. Bobylev/ I. Jefferson

Tools for technology assessment (Multiple Criteria Decision Analysis)

  • F. Lucivero/ P. Delvenne/ M. van Oudheusden

Bringing the normative content into (Parliamentary) TA

  • B. Bedsted

Citizen participation and global governance – The World Wide Views method

  • T. Schuitmaker/ A. Roelofsen/ T. De Cock Buning / J. Broerse

Dialogue as a tool for societal valorisation of environmental and industrial biotechnology