PACITA. Parliaments and Civil Society in Technology Assessment

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From 31/03/2011 to 30/03/2015

PACITA will increase the capacity and enhance the institutional foundation for knowledge-based policy-making on issues involving science, technology and innovation, mainly based upon the diversity of practices in Parliamentary Technology Assessment. The key practices in focus are interactive in the sense that they engage science, civil society organizations, stakeholders, citizens, parliaments and/or governments directly in the activities in order to activate different kinds of knowledge, engage the actors, create common ownership to the results and enhance the communication between the societal actors. 

The three main methodological clusters in PTA – expert based methods, stakeholder involvement, and citizen consultations – will be respectively exemplified by 3 cross-European projects: Public Health Genomics, Ageing Society and Sustainable Consumption

The Technology Assessment Portal which provides access to all kind of TA relevant information

The volTA magazine, a magazine on Science, Technology and Society in Europe. It was published between 2011 and 2015 in 8 numbers 

TA Practices in Europe, report on the existing practices and institutions dedicated to Parliamentary TA in Europe volvement and citizen consultation: 

Three large example-projects on expert-based praxis, stakeholder in

  • ​Danish Board of Technology Foundation, Denmark (Coordinator)
  • Institute of Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
  • Rathenau Institute, Netherlands
  • Norwegian Board of Technology, Norway
  • Institute of Technology Assessment, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Austria
  • Applied Research and Communications Fund, Bulgaria
  • Institute of Technology of Biology and Chemistry, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
  • Institute Society and Technology, Belgium
  • Catalan Foundation for Research and Innovation, Spain
  • Swiss Centre for Technology Assessment, Switzerland
  • Knowledge Economy Forum, Lithuania
  • Technology Centre ASCR, Czech Republic
  • SPIRAL Research Centre, University of Liège, Belgium
  • Financial Services Innovation Centre, University College Cork, Ireland
  • Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary
Lars Klüver (coordinator)
[email protected]
Director of the Danish Board of Technology
Total cost: EUR 5.141.402
EU contribution: EUR 4.437.730
Funded under: FP7-SCIENCE-IN-SOCIETY-2010-1 
Project reference: 266649

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