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A short course of lectures
«Policy-Oriented Technology Assessment Across Europe: Expanding Capacities»

Stage 1: defining an evidence-based policy agendaConnecting to four spheresThe framework: TA understood in informational and relational termsLesson 4: Concerning the role of TA experts, maintain a constructive balance between the role as secretariat and the capacity needed to function as TA specialistsTechnology Assessment for Parliaments – Towards Reflexive Governance of InnovationLessons learned from EWViewsAdopting TA in Central and Eastern Europe – An Organizational PerspectiveExpanding the TA landscape through trainingThe Future Panel on PHG as a methodological experimentTA – a multi-level and cross-border European capacity for the futureMaking it work – the context of the two European TA conferencesMaking Technology Assessment Accessible to New PlayersFuture agenda for TA education in the context of 'responsible innovation'For societyI Expanding Technology AssessmentSummer school formatWays forward: Possibility structures for TABackgroundNational vs European commitmentsTechnology assessment for innovation governanceNo future without a pastCross-European technology assessment: current situationThe role of cross-European TA in European governanceDoing Cross-European Technology AssessmentBarriers to cross-European TAThe Future Panel on Public Health Genomics – Lessons Learned and Future PerspectivesThe Future Panel project: process, participants and outcomesBroadening the knowledge base for policy makingNational R&I landscapes: R&I performance, modernizing strategies and deficits of the current systemModelling TA in relational termsFor TA institutionsDesigning national scenario workshopsBackgroundThe Future Panel as a TA demonstration project – main achievements and implicationsDeficiencies in existing advisory systemsMain findings of the projectFinal words: making an impactBackgroundStage 2: Exploring the fieldLesson 3: Different experience of EU countries with evidence-based policy making are a challenge.Future perspectives for national TA capacities across EuropeThe way aheadLessons learned and future perspectivesOverview of the two summer schoolsAcknowledgementsPutting TA to the political reality testThe emergence of a diverse policy support functionBuilding Community – Or Why We Need an Ongoing Conference Platform for TACase 3: Placing a TA project in a cross-national contextParliamentary TA in a context of limited resourcesMobilizing TA for grand challenges – the PACITA ProjectCreating scenarios for the future of ageing and new technologyFor parliamentsThe main elements of the current TA e-infrastructureTraining TA ProfessionalsBenefits of cross-European TAExisting structures of TA-related research and policy adviceTechnology assessment in a globalized worldCross-European stakeholder involvementRecommendations for future sustainable health-care servicesThe TA ManifestoLessons learned: Implications for the democratic governance of S&TMain resultsCase 1: pathfinding in BulgariaReinforcing communication between parliaments and TAPrefaceStage 3: a new policy agenda?Requirements for realizing cross-European TAReview and perspectivesLesson 1: Establish a connection with parliaments and/or ministries, in addition to their respective individual membersShared knowledge for a strong and innovative TA communitySeeing Technology Assessment with New EyesEurope Wide Views on Sustainable ConsumptionE-Infrastructure forTechnology AssessmentFinal remarks: TA bridging national and European debatesStrengthening connections with society and parliamentPossible new approaches to the adoption of TAThe TA-landscapeII Exemplifying Cross-European Technology AssessmentBackground and rationaleThe Future of Ageing – Stakeholder Involvement on the Future of CareA government – society – S&T network forumThe inside scoop: taking TA on board in existing organizationsExpanding knowledge-based policy making on science, technology and innovationThe PACITA practitioners training seminarsCase 2: Institutional re-adjustment in AustriaBibliographyFraming the issue of technology and policy in EuropeFinding a European audienceExpanding the TA Landscape – Lessons from Seven European CountriesPublic debate on S&TIII Building Capacities for Cross-European TALesson 2: Establishing a solid evidence base for policy making requires an iterative process that involves direct contact between all actors directly involved in the projectParliaments and policy advicePossible institutional modelsThe PACITA TA PortalWhy cross-European TA?Overcoming challenges – making cross-European TA conferencesThe PACITA experienceConsultation resultsEngaging stakeholders in policy discussionsSocietal premises for the setup of TA institutions
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