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

Engaging stakeholders in policy discussionsRecommendations for future sustainable health-care servicesFinal words: making an impactThe emergence of a diverse policy support functionPutting TA to the political reality testDoing Cross-European Technology AssessmentMaking Technology Assessment Accessible to New PlayersBackgroundConsultation resultsFraming the issue of technology and policy in EuropeSummer school formatBuilding Community – Or Why We Need an Ongoing Conference Platform for TALesson 4: Concerning the role of TA experts, maintain a constructive balance between the role as secretariat and the capacity needed to function as TA specialistsDesigning national scenario workshopsOverview of the two summer schoolsExisting structures of TA-related research and policy adviceThe PACITA practitioners training seminarsFor parliamentsThe TA-landscapeMobilizing TA for grand challenges – the PACITA ProjectBarriers to 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 projectOvercoming challenges – making cross-European TA conferencesA government – society – S&T network forumBackground and rationaleThe main elements of the current TA e-infrastructureMain resultsTraining TA ProfessionalsCross-European stakeholder involvementCase 3: Placing a TA project in a cross-national contextPublic debate on S&TIII Building Capacities for Cross-European TALessons learned and future perspectivesWhy cross-European TA?National R&I landscapes: R&I performance, modernizing strategies and deficits of the current systemThe Future Panel as a TA demonstration project – main achievements and implicationsReview and perspectivesStage 1: defining an evidence-based policy agendaThe framework: TA understood in informational and relational termsFor TA institutionsBenefits of cross-European TANo future without a pastPossible institutional modelsShared knowledge for a strong and innovative TA communityFuture agenda for TA education in the context of 'responsible innovation'BibliographyMain findings of the projectCase 1: pathfinding in BulgariaE-Infrastructure forTechnology AssessmentNational vs European commitmentsThe TA ManifestoAcknowledgementsCase 2: Institutional re-adjustment in AustriaTechnology Assessment for Parliaments – Towards Reflexive Governance of InnovationPossible new approaches to the adoption of TAThe PACITA TA PortalII Exemplifying Cross-European Technology AssessmentCreating scenarios for the future of ageing and new technologyPrefaceStage 3: a new policy agenda?The role of cross-European TA in European governanceCross-European technology assessment: current situationRequirements for realizing cross-European TAThe Future of Ageing – Stakeholder Involvement on the Future of CareStrengthening connections with society and parliamentParliaments and policy adviceParliamentary TA in a context of limited resourcesLesson 1: Establish a connection with parliaments and/or ministries, in addition to their respective individual membersLesson 3: Different experience of EU countries with evidence-based policy making are a challenge.Technology assessment for innovation governanceBackgroundMaking it work – the context of the two European TA conferencesConnecting to four spheresFinal remarks: TA bridging national and European debatesThe inside scoop: taking TA on board in existing organizationsI Expanding Technology AssessmentBroadening the knowledge base for policy makingTA – a multi-level and cross-border European capacity for the futureModelling TA in relational termsSeeing Technology Assessment with New EyesFinding a European audienceTechnology assessment in a globalized worldWays forward: Possibility structures for TAThe Future Panel on PHG as a methodological experimentThe Future Panel on Public Health Genomics – Lessons Learned and Future PerspectivesExpanding the TA Landscape – Lessons from Seven European CountriesFor societyLessons learned: Implications for the democratic governance of S&TThe way aheadBackgroundLessons learned from EWViewsThe PACITA experienceReinforcing communication between parliaments and TADeficiencies in existing advisory systemsExpanding the TA landscape through trainingFuture perspectives for national TA capacities across EuropeThe Future Panel project: process, participants and outcomesExpanding knowledge-based policy making on science, technology and innovationEurope Wide Views on Sustainable ConsumptionAdopting TA in Central and Eastern Europe – An Organizational PerspectiveSocietal premises for the setup of TA institutionsStage 2: Exploring the field
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